National Geographic : 1945 Oct
© National Geographic Society Pity the Papoose Strapped Tightly to a Cradleboard Before their brush-covered summer hogan, a young Navajo mother poses her infant for his first portrait. Heat and flies must be unbearable for baby. The mother wears traditional dress-a velveteen jacket and large pleated skirt. loaacnromes oy JacK areeu Little Gambler, One ofthe Oldest and Best-loved Navajos Ada-Ki-Yazzi, medicine man ofMonument Valley, isexpert atmaking Indian sand paintings, part ofthe curing ceremony for sick people. He wears his favorite red shirt, split-bottom trousers, moccasins, and aturquoise necklace.