A Study of the Economic Development of the Navajo Indian Tribe 1930-1968 Page: 2
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history of Navajo education and Its comparison to present
trends; "Agriculture, Industry, and Recreation," a look at
the development of an adequate economic base for future
development; "Conclusion," a summary of the Navajo problem
and the progress that has been made in the development of the
The Navajo Reservation and its economy are in a state of
change! Because of the efforts made In economic development
the Navajo Reservation and its economy are emerging from a
primitive stage of development into a more modern stage.
Everywhere the old is mixed with the new. As the Navajo is
brought into the modern world problems have developed. Some
of these stem from his inability as yet to afford many of the
goods he sees around him. Some of the more pressing problems
include unemployment, low standard of living, health
deficiencies, moral decay, and an inability to cope with the
Of the many programs that have been tried to boost the
Navajo economy, three stand out as being the most fruitful.
These Include the Stock Reduction Program, the Navajo-Hopi
Long Range Program, and the Navajo Office of Economic Opportunity,
These programs haven't succeeded in making the Navajo Reserva-
tion Into a model of American efficiency, but they may succeed
in establishing a base on which the economy can develop, within
the next decade.
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Harwell, Samuel A. A Study of the Economic Development of the Navajo Indian Tribe 1930-1968, thesis, August 1971; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131418/m1/3/?q=%221930%22: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .