Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk (Hardcover)

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The Navajo tribe, the Din , are the largest tribe in the United States and live across the American Southwest. But over a century ago, they were nearly wiped out by the Long Walk, a forced removal of most of the Din people to a military-controlled reservation in New Mexico. The summer of 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Navajos' return to their homelands. One Navajo family and their community decided to honor that return. Edison Eskeets and his family organized a ceremonial run from Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, to Santa F , New Mexico, in order to deliver a message and to honor the survivors of the Long Walk.

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened. From these forces, they might also seek the vision of how the Din --their people--will have a future.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826362339
ISBN-10: 0826362338
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English