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Little Navajo Herder

(1951)
A novel by

 
 
Moving story in extended poem format dealing with seasonal change, tribal life, family tensions, storytelling, conflict with non-native peoples, hunger and sacrifice, etc . Four stories "of a year in the life of a little Navajo girl" originally printed in four books. According to the preface, it was compiled in a previous edition in Navajo and English, with this the earliest in English only. Printed at Haskell Institute. A companion to author's earlier "In My Mother's House" on Pueblo life. Line drawings by Native American Southwestern artist Hoke Denetsosie.

    

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