The Fifth World of Forster Bennett

by Vincent Crapanzano. Viking, $7.95. A young anthropologist’s journal of his stay with a Navaho family reveals, among other things, that while reservation life is basically stagnant, there is much coming and going and planning which gets nowhere. Direct information about Indians is almost certain to be interesting in one way or another, and in this respect. Mr. Crapanzano’s book is standard. It is also cold; one has the impression that the author has emotions but was afraid to trust them even in a nonprofessional record.