To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family’s Journey Home

Item No: 28674

$ 45.00

  • To Walk in Beauty takes readers on the journey of the Begay family of Jeddito Wash, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. This is an intimate portrait of a family's decision to return to the Navajo reservation to reclaim its cultural identity. The book highlights in intensely personal terms the sense of cultural dissolution long associated with the tragedy of Navajo history, providing a window on a culture not often seen by outsiders. Uplifting and moving, it examines the spiritual healing that can take place when cultural identity is reclaimed.
    • Authors: Stacia Spragg-Braude
    • Hardcover: 200 pages
    • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (March 16, 2009)
    • ISBN-10: 0890135541
    • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Stacia Spragg-Braude is a photographer and writer who lives along the Rio Grande in Corrales, New Mexico. A former photographer for the Albuquerque Tribune, she now works projects exploring our connection to the land.
  • To Walk in Beauty takes readers on an intimate journey with four generations of the Begay family as they struggle to uphold the mission given to them by their elders to preserve what it means to be Navajo Indian in the 21st Century. The book documents the family's quest to resurrect the sacred practice of sheep raising, while exploring the gravity of pain and hope associated with loss and recovery, the wisdom gained and nearly lost from the elders, and the sense of promise embodied in traditional ceremonies meant to help the children live life in balance and harmony, to know who they are and where they came from, to walk in beauty.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we are proud to bring you books, music and films that celebrate and illuminate Native American artists and the original authentic art forms that are distinctive to Native Americans of the Southwest. These works are written, produced, directed or recorded by Native American authors, filmmakers and musicians or were created in consultation with Native American experts. In our unique collection of media, we bring you the finest scholarly books recognized for their nuanced exploration of Native American culture; music that comes out of Native traditions of prayer, song and dance; and films that use the voices of Native American people to examine their stories, art and history.
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