Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)


Liberal Studies

First Reader

John Conway

Second Reader

Charlotte Goodman


The indigenous peoples of the American Southwest are so culturally integrated with their environment that it is impossible to separate the land and the people. Personal interviews with three Navajo women provide an original and native voice illustrating their relationship to the environment. Five different topics chosen from their interviews have been researched to provide academic information for a more complete picture illustrating the integration of the people and the land through time.

I claim to understand the relationship between anthropology and environmental studies of the American Southwest. The people must be viewed in their native environment, and their voice must be heard.