Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa

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Scholastic, 1995 - Navajo Indians - 48 pages
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Collection of twenty poems accompanied by as many strongly executed, full color paintings of mountains, plateaus, deserts, and wildlife from the American Southwest and of the Native people who live there. Book begins with spiritual elements, moves on to told stories, Begay's memories, members of the community, and rituals, and ends with hope for an early spring. Throughout there is a sense of striving to balance the old ways and beliefs with the intrusive outer world and to protect the earth, which is regarded as sacred.

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User Review  - sderby - LibraryThing

Shonto Begay's art and poetry depict his memories of life on a Navajo reservation. He brings both his heritage and his ability to see that world as an outsider (due to his enforced time away at a government school) into his work. Read full review

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User Review  - olive_mucho - LibraryThing

The book has a large amount of poems about the Indian tribe Navajo. I will talk about two poems i read. First Echoes is about he very first Indian people who were hear and how we know about them ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Shonto Begay is an artist, author, lecturer, and Navajo cultural educator.

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