From the Glittering World: A Navajo Story

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Morris weaves together personal memory and tribal history, fiction and truths, into the collective story and song of the Diné people.

 

 

When the Diné finally came up into the Fifth World, the Glittering World, today’s world, they understood their instructions to remain within the boundary of the rainbow and the land and receive the blessings of the Holy People. That was before the Long March, the forced march outside of the holy rainbow circle, and General James Carleton’s instructions to Kit Carson to “kill them wherever they can be found.” That was before the BIA boarding schools and before the missionaries. That was before the world of dead-end jobs and glittering technology and other alien influences from outside the sacred land. Here, Morris weaves together personal memory and tribal history, spiritual realities and urban harshness, fiction and truths, into the collective story and song of the Diné people.

 

 

Author: Irvin Morris (Diné)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1997

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Navajo