Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].
Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].
Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].
Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].
Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].

Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].


Unrecorded labor pamphlet promoting agricultural, ranching, mining and railroad work to Navajo Native Americans. It is written in a simple, almost primer-like manner in an attempt to explain basic concepts of employment and to promote a new lifestyle of work off the reservation.

Explanatory cartoon-like illustrations and sympathetic documentary images by noted archaeologist and photographer Milton Snow (1905–1986) of the Museum of Northern Arizona help make the case: “Sometimes it was hard for us. ... We will know more about working away from our home and our people. The people we work for will know us better too. ... Maybe you will go too. Talk to your employment man.” (p[15])


Description: Tell Us, Kee Nez [Navajo Labor Primer].

Window Rock, Arizona: The Navajo Service, Office of Indian Affairs, [c.1940s–1950s]. [8]ff. Booklet. 5½ x 7¾ inches. Illustrated self-wrappers; stapled. Illustrations include line drawings and half tones from photographs. Slight crease at lower corner; near fine.

[3728449]

No copies in OCLC.


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