These boots in the traditional Navajo-style were made by Martin Lovato, a Santo Domingo Pueblo. Men did the work of tanning and making footwear and other hide goods in Pueblo communities.Brain tanned deerskin upper, commercial cowhide sole, silver, sinew, Gismark pigmentSanta Domingo Pueblo, 1981S81.365
These boots in the traditional Navajo-style were made by Martin Lovato, a Santo Domingo Pueblo. Men did the work of tanning and making footwear and other hide goods in Pueblo communities.
Brain tanned deerskin upper, commercial cowhide sole, silver, sinew, Gismark pigment
Santa Domingo Pueblo, 1981
S81.365

Navajo

The Navajo were once a part of the Apache groups. They speak the Athapaskan language, which is also spoken by all the tribes of the Mackenzie-Yukon Basin located thousands of miles to the north. This attests to the origin of these groups who migrated southward. They lived by hunting, but when game was scarce, they raided the farming Pueblo settlements for food. The Navajo, whose name means "people with the big fields," gradually adapted to herding after the Spaniards introduced sheep and goats two hundred and fifty years ago.

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