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Where the Two Came to Their Father

by Maud Oakes (Author, illustrator), Joseph Campbell (Commentary), Jeff King (Oral ceremony)

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Oakes, MaudAuthor, illustratorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, JosephCommentarymain authorall editionsconfirmed
King, JeffOral ceremonymain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This work takes its title from the richly symbolic creation legend of the Navaho people, which they incorporated into their blessing ceremony for tribe members headed to battle. Having observed this rite during World War II, when native Americans were for the first time drafted into the U.S. military, ethnologist Maud Oakes recorded the legend and made reproductions of the beautiful ceremonial paintings, given to her by the medicine man Jeff King. Originally printed separately in a portfolio, the text and eighteen paintings are now available as a bound book.

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