THE MOUNTAIN CHANT
A NAVAJO CEREMONY.
BY WASHINGTON MATTHEWS
This is a description of a Navajo shamanistic healing ceremony. It centers
around a recitation of a cycle of myths about a Navajo culture hero, Dsilyídje
Qaçàl. His journey takes him to the land of the gods and goddesses, where he
learns powerful magic.
Myth of the Origin of Dsilyídje Qaçàl.
The Ceremonies of Dsilyídje Qaçàl.
The Great Pictures of Dsilyídje Qaçàl.
Sacrifices of Dsilyídje Qaçàl.
Original Texts and Translations of Songs.
Other Songs and Extracts.
Addendum: The Suppressed Sections from the 1884 Edition of
the Mountain Chant