What was the Blessingway and Why was the Blessingway ceremony performed by the Navajo Indians?

The Blessingway was a ceremony held by the Navajo to ensure that a person would live long and well.

It was usually performed when a person reached a milestone in his or her life. For instance, a Blessingway might be held to celebrate a marriage, a birth, or a girl’s initiation into womanhood.

During the Blessingway, singers told of the beginning of the Navajo world and of the struggles of First Man and First Woman. These legendary figures had a baby named Changing Woman.

what was the blessingway and why was the blessingway ceremony performed by the navajo indians

The Navajo believed that they were created by Changing Woman from shavings of her own skin.

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