Navajo Long Walk

Item Id: 6972

Joseph Bruchac is a writer and storyteller of Abenaki heritage who feels that his lifes work is sharing stories told to him by elders of various Native American peoples. "We were given two ears so that we may hear both sides of every story," notes Bruchac at the start of this detailed, sobering account of the Navajo people's forced relocation on foot from their homelands in what is now Arizona to the Bosque Redondo Reservation in the New Mexico Territory between 1863 and 1865. Shonto Begay's paintings, rendered with acrylics on clay board in swirling brushstrokes, convey urgency and emotion for this tragic story (Hardcover, 64 pp.)