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Matty172
09-07-2015, 12:24 AM
Hello everybody! I live in the northern part of AZ. I have a lot of Navajo friends and thought it would be a cool thing to talk about!
I know a little bit of the Navajo language.
I look forward to talking about this topic, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
~Matt

kickstand
09-07-2015, 12:04 PM
Hi Matt , and welcome from south central New Mexico . How did you find us ? Have you read the Going Home series ?
We've got a pretty good crew here , with everyone helping each other whenever possible .
I hope that you enjoy your stay.

Sacajawea
09-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Yah ta hey from NC.

Matty172
09-07-2015, 02:04 PM
I have read the Going Home series. The Going Home series is what brought me here. :)

Cwi555
09-07-2015, 04:23 PM
Ulihelisdi Nidvnelvda Tennessee

kickstand
09-07-2015, 04:56 PM
I have read the Going Home series. The Going Home series is what brought me here. :)

Well then, what the heck took you so long to get here? Oh wait, let me guess , you had to walk here, right? :)

dangerdan
09-07-2015, 05:01 PM
Welcome to the board


DD

Kessler
09-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Welcome

Tex
09-07-2015, 08:06 PM
Hey Matt,
I have ALOT of friends and acquaintances from out your way. Some of the best welders I have ever had the pleasure of working with went to the old welding school there at Tuba City. I was on a powerhouse job one time and with the exception of me, the whole welding crew was Navajo and I had to have each morning's safety meeting interpreted for me.

I am a big admirer of the Navajo and Hopi jewelry makers as well as the blanket weavers. Do you know any folks who do some of that?



Tex

Matty172
09-07-2015, 09:15 PM
Hey Matt,
I have ALOT of friends and acquaintances from out your way. Some of the best welders I have ever had the pleasure of working with went to the old welding school there at Tuba City. I was on a powerhouse job one time and with the exception of me, the whole welding crew was Navajo and I had to have each morning's safety meeting interpreted for me.

I am a big admirer of the Navajo and Hopi jewelry makers as well as the blanket weavers. Do you know any folks who do some of that?



Tex

At the school I go to, we actually have a welding program so you can get a job as a welder right out of high school. As for the jewelry makers and blanket weavers, I only know a few that do it myself, But mostly all of my friends grandmas weave blankets. :)

Matty172
09-07-2015, 09:17 PM
Well then, what the heck took you so long to get here? Oh wait, let me guess , you had to walk here, right? :)

I see what you did there :p but what really got me here was i finished AA's book Resurrecting Home and I was looking to see any news for if there was going to be a Book 6 and when it would come out. :)

angeryamerican
09-08-2015, 12:56 AM
Book six, Enforcing Home is out Matty. Get on the stick man! Welcome to the boards and feel free to jump in anywhere. Tex has a great story about Navajos and horses, you should have him tell it to you.

kickstand
09-08-2015, 08:23 AM
Matt, if you're trying to find " Enforcing Home" at a local Barnes and Noble , you're going to be out of luck . It would appear that B&N has decided not to carry it . Amazon.com is the primary, and possibly only place to get it .

http://www.amazon.com/Enforcing-Home-Survivalist-6-American/dp/0996696008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441717215&sr=8-1&keywords=Enforcing++home

W.Lynn
09-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Came looking for more book. Figures. The good news is, he's already working on #7!

I'm a grandma, and one of few around my area keeping people spinning. Last time I ran across someone making and selling drop-spindles, they didn't even know how to use them. Silly people were winding a bit of commercial yarn onto them, and selling them as decorative items.

They learnt. Easy enough to do, you should go ask to learn. Spinning & weaving can get you to a meditative place in your head, just like most of the arts. You might have a natural knack for one task over the other, but both are easy enough even if you don't. Or if you suck at both, maybe they can teach you something else.

tk
09-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Welcome from PA Matt.

Matty172
09-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Matt, if you're trying to find " Enforcing Home" at a local Barnes and Noble , you're going to be out of luck . It would appear that B&N has decided not to carry it . Amazon.com is the primary, and possibly only place to get it .

http://www.amazon.com/Enforcing-Home-Survivalist-6-American/dp/0996696008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441717215&sr=8-1&keywords=Enforcing++home

I already got (and read) Enforcing Home :p I got an e-book for it. Can't wait for Book 7 :)

Matty172
09-08-2015, 08:08 PM
Came looking for more book. Figures. The good news is, he's already working on #7!

I'm a grandma, and one of few around my area keeping people spinning. Last time I ran across someone making and selling drop-spindles, they didn't even know how to use them. Silly people were winding a bit of commercial yarn onto them, and selling them as decorative items.

They learnt. Easy enough to do, you should go ask to learn. Spinning & weaving can get you to a meditative place in your head, just like most of the arts. You might have a natural knack for one task over the other, but both are easy enough even if you don't. Or if you suck at both, maybe they can teach you something else.

I cant wait for Book 7! And ill have to ask some of my friends to teach me :p I've always wanted to learn :)

Concerned Dad
09-09-2015, 06:09 PM
Welcome Matty

Graywolf
09-13-2015, 03:05 AM
Hey Matty, welcome to the forum. I live in Phx. I make it up to Flag and Prescott occasionally for camping but prolly not as far north as you are.

Matty172
09-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Hey Matty, welcome to the forum. I live in Phx. I make it up to Flag and Prescott occasionally for camping but prolly not as far north as you are.

Thanks :p I travel to Phx about 2-3 times a year. It's about a 4 hour drive from where I live. Flagstaff is about an hour and 45 minutes from here. :)

unseenone
09-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Welcome Stick Around