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The Resource Beyond the four corners of the world : a Navajo woman's journey, Emily Benedek

Beyond the four corners of the world : a Navajo woman's journey, Emily Benedek

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Beyond the four corners of the world : a Navajo woman's journey
Title
Beyond the four corners of the world
Title remainder
a Navajo woman's journey
Statement of responsibility
Emily Benedek
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this compelling account of a remarkable woman and her struggle to find her place in the world, we follow Ella Bedonie from her childhood tending sheep in the high desert canyons of the Navajo Indian reservation and sleeping on hogan floors to the long, frightening bus ride to boarding school, and on into the white world and a college degree. We meet her grandparents and her parents, who plant corn and worship their gods much as their own grandparents did. We meet her husband and her children, whose lives straddle two worlds - ancient and modern, sacred and profane. As their stories unfold, we come to appreciate the Navajo society into which Ella was born - still in the 1950s an almost nineteenth-century world of visions and spirits, a world ordered by the unambiguous demands of religious tradition and ritual. We see that now, because of the genius of the Navajo culture for incorporating change, it is a world in which the established has made room for the new while at the same time maintaining its unique bond with the past
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 979/.004972
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
B452 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond the four corners of the world : a Navajo woman's journey, Emily Benedek
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-343)
Control code
38916893
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 343 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780806130835
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98019793
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Beyond the four corners of the world : a Navajo woman's journey, Emily Benedek
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-343)
Control code
38916893
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 343 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780806130835
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98019793
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999.
Other physical details
ill.

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