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Paul G. Zolbrod
Allegheny College (Meadville, PA 16335-3902)

A Composite Edition of the Navajo Creation Story in an English Translation

Project is a complete English edition of the Navajo Creation Story, based principally on the Washington Matthews version long out of print, with supplementary editions from various other sources. Result will be a volume that reflects the literary quality of the story itself and that indicates the depth and range of Navajo culture. This little known narrative deserves wider recognition as a significant piece of Native American poetic art.

Project fields:
Literature, Other; Native American Studies

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 7/31/1979