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Main Title Into the canyon : seven years in Navajo country /
Author Moore, Lucy,
Publisher University of New Mexico Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55097844
ISBN 0826334164 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780826334169 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects Navajo Indians--Arizona--Chinle--Social conditions ; Navajo Indians--Legal status, laws, etc--Arizona--Chinle ; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  E99.N3M6865 2004 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/30/2013
Collation ix, 224 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents Notes
Tracks in -- Legal crusaders -- On the home front -- More learning than teaching -- Role models -- The Del Muerto connection -- Wildlife and women's lib -- A career appears -- The grassroots wake up -- Having faith -- Bucking the system -- Identity crises -- Tracks out -- Tracks back. "In 1968 Lucy Moore moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where her new husband with his law degree had taken a job with the new legal services program on the Navajo Reservation. They were part of a wave of young idealists - Peace Corps workers, VISTA volunteers, and Headstart teachers - determined to help others less fortunate than themselves." "Rather than going back to the "real world" after the mandatory two-year stay, Lucy and Bob made their home in Chinle for seven years. Her account of the places and people they came to love and the lessons they learned is not just a reminiscence of bygone days but a painfully true account of the challenges of adapting to the unknown and finding a place in a culture not your own."--BOOK JACKET.