Christmas Party - Heflin's, December 21, 1946. Navajo men and women around a stew kettle

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Title Christmas Party - Heflin's, December 21, 1946. Navajo men and women around a stew kettle
Subject Indians of North America; Photographs; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indian blankets; Navajo blankets--Photographs; Navajo Indians--Clothing--Photographs; Navajo Indians--Material culture--Photographs; Navajo Indians--Photographs; Navajo Indians--Social life and customs--Photographs; Navajo women--Photographs
Spatial Coverage Utah; Navajo Indian Reservation; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
Keywords Holiday parties; Navajo--Clothing
Tribe Navajo
Creator McGibbeny, Joseph Howard, 1891-1970
Description Exterior color photograph of several dozen Navajo people assembled outside for a Christmas party in 1946. All wrapped in colorful blankets. Reuben Myer Heflin (1910-1967) was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. Reuben Heflin and his wife Mildred operated three trading posts, the Shonto Trading Post (Arizona), the Oljato Trading Post (Monument Valley, Utah), and the Kayenta Trading Post ( that served the Navajo during the 1930s to the 1960s. The Navajos from the area referred to Reuben as Bilagaana Tso (Fat Whiteman). The trading post in Monument Valley was sometimes referred to as Heflin's
Publisher Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1946
Type Image/StillImage
Format image/jpeg
File Name P0092n02_15_353.tif
Collection Name P0092
Language eng
Conversion Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, RGB, at 2000 dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIF
ARK ark:/87278/s6m935r8
Setname uaida_main
Date Created 2012-05-29
Date Modified 2014-05-02
ID 387907
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