Navajo Long Walk: The Tragic Story of a Proud People's Forced March from Their Homeland

By: Bruchac, Joseph

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Abenaki Joseph Bruchac and Navajo Shonto Begay combine their talents to tell the tragic story of how, in the 1860s, U.S. soldiers forced thousands of Navajos to march to a desolate reservation 400 miles from their homeland in an effort to " civilize" them. Hundreds died along the way; those who survived found unspeakable living conditions at their destination. When word of the Indians' s plight finally gained public attention, President Andrew Johnson sent a Peace Commission to investigate. The resulting treaty allowed the Navajos to return to their homeland, and "ho' zho--harmony--was restored. The Navajos prospered and have lived in peace with the U.S. government ever since while preserving their own proud culture.

Title: Navajo Long Walk: The Tragic Story of a Proud People's Forced March from Their Homeland

Author Name: Bruchac, Joseph

Illustrator: Begay, Shonto

Categories: Social Studies, Native American, Children's, Book,

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Natl Geographic Society: 2002

ISBN Number: 0792270584

ISBN Number 13: 9780792270584

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New Jacket

Seller ID: 005487

Description: 47 pages, illustrated.

Keywords: INDIAN RESERVATIONS INDIANS NORTH AMERICA