Crossing between Worlds: The Navajo of Canyon de Chelly by Jeanne M. Simonelli,Lupita McClanahan

By Jeanne M. Simonelli,Lupita McClanahan

The Navajo humans of Canyon de Chelly needs to negotiate a fragile stability among the outdated and the hot as they fight to keep up their conventional methods of existence in the course of archaeologists, U.S. Park carrier staff, and the expanding numbers of visitors who come to go to this hauntingly attractive a part of northeastern Arizona. Anthropologist-writer Jeanne Simonelli, who labored at Canyon de Chelly as a seasonal park ranger, interweaves tales of her own reports and friendships with canyon citizens with discussions of local historical past and tradition within the area. concentrating on the participants of 1 prolonged Navajo kinfolk, Simonelli describes the small moments in their day-by-day lives: shearing goats, baking bread, attending a solemn all-night future health rite, washing outfits on the neighborhood laundromat, enjoying conventional video games and modern activities, conversing in regards to the background of the Diné—the Navajo people—and thinking about the alterations they've got witnessed within the canyon and the problems they confront.

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