Interview with Tom Ration (medicine man), Smith Lake, NM


Subject: Giant Clan and Pueblo Bonito; Interclan marriage taboos; Battles with Apache; origin of Sky City (Acoma) and Mesa Encantada; origin of Catholic Church at Acoma and Laguna; Origin of Fiesta of San Ignacio; origination of Snake Dance/Song; Navajo Education; Alcoholism and youth; Jesus Arviso and Kit Carson, Navajo Roundup; The Long Walk; grandparents at Fort Sumner, raiding Sioux horses for food; Battles with U.S. Army; Meteor crash and volcanic eruption, poison gas, exodus from Pueblo Bonito. Oct. 1968.