Hair Tying

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Puberty Ceremony- Hair Tying

Salt Woman was the individual who tied Changing Woman's hair.

During the process of the puberty ceremony, a certain individual whether it's male or female is chosen to tie the young girls hair. This is perhaps one of the greatest honor anyone could be asked to do.

Why? Because they acknowledge and see highly of this individual with what they've done in their life. They allow them to tie her hair in hopes that they'll also turn out like them.

They're the ones who brushes her hair out. Places her jewelry on her. Ties her moccasins. Talks to her. Being a mentor to her. Taking on the responsibilities of keeping her in line of her roles as a woman among the Navajo people.



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