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Examines three reasons behind the conversion of some Navajo to Bahá'í in the early 1960s: fulfillment of prophecy, cultural empowerment and autonomy, and protection of traditional practices.
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The Navajo Tradition:
Transition to the Bahá'í Faith

by Linda S. Covey

published in Images, imaginations, and beyond: proceedings of the 8th Native American Symposium, November 2009, ed. Mark B. Spencer, pages 68-78
Oklahoma State University, 2010
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