Translated from her own words, this story of a Navajo woman who lived for more than 102 years is a vivid account of traditional lifeways in a harsh and challenging environment. Tall Woman was raised in a family of foragers and herders: "we never lived in one spot for any length of time; we just roamed about from place to place, and from time to time." Forbidden to go to school, she learned traditional skills and knowledge from her elders, growing up to be a well-known weaver and an expert on the uses of traditional plants as food and medicine. Both Navajo and non-Navajo readers will be fascinated by the courage and ingenuity evoked in her account of the People's survival during a period of immeasurable change.
- Author: Rose Mitchell; Editor: Charlotte Frisbie
- Paperback: 606 pages
- Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; annotated edition (January 1, 2001)
- ISBN-10: 0826322034
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 9.8 inches
About the Artist
Charlotte J. Frisbie is professor emerita of anthropology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
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