Year: 1986 Source: Human Organization, v.45, no.4, (1986), p.296-309 SIEC No: 19880597

This study examines suicide among the Apache, Navajo & Pueblo Indians of New Mexico from 1957-79. Demographic & situational variables are examined for the cultural groups & similarities & differences are noted. Age-specific trends show increases in youthful suicides as well as some increase for those 55 yrs & older in 2 of the groups. Traditional & contemporary forms of social integration & acculturation are discussed as possible explanations for the differences between groups. 68 refs