By Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale
Bitter Water offers the narratives of 4 Diné girls who've resisted elimination yet who've watched as their groups and lifeways have replaced dramatically. The booklet, in accordance with 25 hours of filmed own testimony, good points the women’s candid discussions in their efforts to hold on a standard lifestyle in a modern global that incorporates relocation and partitioned lands; encroaching Western values and tradition; and devastating mineral extraction and improvement within the Black Mesa quarter of Arizona. even though their debts are framed via insightful writings through either Benally and Diné historian Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Benally we could the tales of the 4 ladies elders converse for themselves.
Scholars, media, and different outsiders have all advised their types of this tale, yet this is often the 1st publication that facilities at the tales of girls who've lived it—in their very own phrases in Navajo in addition to the English translation. the result's a residing heritage of a contested cultural panorama and the original worldview of girls made up our minds to take care of their traditions and lifeways, that are so in detail hooked up to the land. This e-book is greater than a set of reports, poetry, and prose. it's a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of these who've lived it.
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Bitter Water: Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) by Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale