Navajos Wear Nikes

Navajos Wear Nikes

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Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home. With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the authora€™s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to ho?zho? (beautiful harmony), Kristofica€™s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up ona€”and growing to lovea€”the Reservation.They gave me a replacement coat and left the jean jacket for Mom to pick up after school. ... So, after reading and signing the child-abuse and molestation awareness pamphlet that had been inserted in our Boy Scout manual (not a good sign), anbsp;...

Title:Navajos Wear Nikes
Author:Jim Kristofic
Publisher:UNM Press - 2011-03-15


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