Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country (2020)

Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country Lucy Moore Into the Canyon Seven Years in Navajo Country In newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge Massachusetts to Chinle Arizona where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program They were part of
  • Title: Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country
  • Author: Lucy Moore
  • ISBN: 9780826334176
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country Lucy Moore In 1968 newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program They were part of a wave of young 1960s idealists determined to help others less fortunate than themselves.After fulfilling the two year commitment with the legal program, Lucy and Bob stayedIn 1968 newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program They were part of a wave of young 1960s idealists determined to help others less fortunate than themselves.After fulfilling the two year commitment with the legal program, Lucy and Bob stayed for another five years Into the Canyon is her account of the places and people they came to love and the lessons they learned from their Navajo neighbors Ms Moore s recollection of time spent in Navajo County is a beautiful and spirited tribute to Chinle culture Moreover, we are given a glimpse into what it means to be affected by a place, time, and people Beautifully constructed Women Writing the West Never a false note Clearly written, candid, and funny an engaging read Peter Iverson, historian and award winning author of Din and For Our Navajo People Lucy Moore tells this story with humor, sensitivity, and grace Her absorbing memoir of seven years living, working, and being herself with Navajo people is a journey of discovery not only of the other but, even important, a confrontation with her own identity as a white person Mark Rudd, last national secretary of SDS, founder of the Weather Underground, teacher, and activist A delight to read an invaluable historical and cultural narrative A good deal of my first novel, Ceremony, was inspired by Chinle, but I didn t fully appreciate just how much was going on during those years until I read Lucy s book Leslie Silko, author of Gardens In the Dunes and Ceremony
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One thought on “Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country

  1. Kaye

    I bought Lucy Moore s memoir of living in Chinle, Arizona, at the Visitors Center in Chinle after hiking on the White House Trail at Canyon de Chelly Fascinated by Navajo culture, I was looking for a book that had information about the area This book is well written, entertaining, informative, sometimes funny and sometimes poignant It gives an insight into the people of Chinle through the eyes of an Anglo trying to fit in and be accepted during the years 1968 1975 It was an easy and fun read Fu [...]

  2. Myra Larsen

    The author shares her experiences during a seven year stay among the Navajo people at Chinle, AZ She and her husband as newlyweds and college graduates, went there because her husband took a job as attorney She tried over and over to get a job also She only succeeded when she began volunteer work as an aide in the Headstart school That was an interesting experience as she attempted to help the children learn about their Navajo culture and traditions She learned the teachers didn t even know many [...]

  3. Barbarawiley

    Author now lives in Santa Fe and writes about the early years of her marriage when she lived on the Navajo reservation Provides a perspective of being the outsider minority which white people rarely have the chance to experience.

  4. Vicki Holmsten

    I admire Lucy Moore s clear prose and willingness to be honest about her life in a complicated situation It is not easy to live as an outsider in another culture and she demonstrates both the joys and the pitfalls of her family s time living with Navajo people in Chinle, Arizona.

  5. Brian

    Takes place in Chinle, AZ and is about people in my law firm who get married, and apparently in between the time of the book and now split up Can t wait to read.

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