Growing up and Looking Out by Katherine Augustine

Item No: 7393

$ 18.95

  • Katherine Augustine tells her story in her own words in this collection, which brings together her original writings from various publications, complete copies of which are available in archives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The first of the book's two sections, ''My Life From Laguna Pueblo to Albuquerque'' is Katherine's autobiography beginning with her childhood growing up in the Pueblo, through the start of her nursing career. The second, ''Tales My Grandmother Told Me and Being Laguna,'' is a collection of Laguna Pueblo stories she learned as a child and personal observations of feast days and public ceremonies.
    • Author: Katherine Augustine
    • Paperback : 74 pages
    • Publisher: Sunstone Press (July 3, 2017)
    • ISBN-10: 1632931796
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Katherine was born and raised on Laguna Pueblo, has traveled many places around the world as a Nurse Educator and People to People Citizen Ambassador. Retiring from nursing after 43 years, she became a writer, co-author of children’s book and wrote for the Albuquerque Tribune for 11 years. An advocate for diversity groups and health, she serves on the Human Rights and Senior Arts Boards as well as the Indian Diabetes Education Program. Numerous honors include the Human Rights Award, Nursing Legend, Senior Hall of Fame and Native Woman of the Year.
  • For over thirty years she wrote stories about her life and observations of growing up at Laguna Pueblo, along with articles on current events, for several publications; these included the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center newsletter Pueblo Horizons, a column for the now defunct evening newspaper the Albuquerque Tribune, articles for the Albuquerque Laguna Colony Newsletter,and Round the Roundhouse, the New Mexico State Employees newsletter. Photographs in the first section are from Katherine's family album, while images illustrating stories from Laguna Pueblo are derived from photographs of prehistoric art in the collection of Paul R. Secord.
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