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Author Eskeets, Edison, author.

Title Send a runner : a Navajo honors the long walk / Edison Eskeets and Jim Kristofic.

Publication Info. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  979.1004 ESK    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.424 ESKEETS    Check Shelf
Description 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The Navajo tribe, the Diné, 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 Diné 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 Fé, 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 Diné--their people--will have a future."--Publisher's website.
Subject Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Runners (Sports) -- Biography.
Eskeets, Edison -- Family.
Eskeets, Edison.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Ultra running. (OCoLC)fst01922247
Navajo Indians -- Biography.
Long-distance runners. (OCoLC)fst01745203
Navajo Indians -- History.
New Southwest. (OCoLC)fst01244556
Chronological Term 1863-1867
Subject Navajo Long Walk (1863-1867) (OCoLC)fst01034856
Long-distance runners -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Subject Runners (Sports) (OCoLC)fst01101341
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New.
Navajo Long Walk, 1863-1867.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Navajo Indians. (OCoLC)fst01034799
Ultra running.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- Southwest, New.
Added Author Kristofic, Jim, 1982- author.
ISBN 9780826362339 hardcover
0826362338 hardcover
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