Download e-book for kindle: Bitter Water: Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land by Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale

By Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale

Many understand that the removing and relocation of Indigenous peoples from conventional lands is part of the USA’ colonial previous, yet few recognize that—in an expansive nook of northeastern Arizona—the saga maintains. The 1974 cost Act formally divided a reservation proven nearly a century previous among the Diné (Navajo) and the Hopi, and legally granted the contested land to the Hopi. so far, the U.S. govt has relocated among 12,000 and 14,000 Diné from Hopi Partitioned Lands, and the Diné—both there and elsewhere—continue to reside with the legacy of this relocation.

Bitter Water offers the narratives of 4 Diné ladies who've resisted removing yet who've watched as their groups and lifeways have replaced dramatically. The publication, in keeping with 25 hours of filmed own testimony, positive factors 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. although their debts are framed by means of insightful writings by means of either Benally and Diné historian Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Benally shall we the tales of the 4 ladies elders communicate for themselves.

Scholars, media, and different outsiders have all informed their types of this tale, yet this is often the 1st e-book 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 dwelling heritage of a contested cultural panorama and the original worldview of girls decided to take care of their traditions and lifeways, that are so in detail attached to the land. This ebook is greater than a suite of news, poetry, and prose. it's a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of these who've lived it.

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