By Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale
Bitter Water provides the narratives of 4 Diné ladies who've resisted elimination yet who've watched as their groups and lifeways have replaced dramatically. The publication, in line with 25 hours of filmed own testimony, good points the women’s candid discussions in their efforts to hold on a conventional lifestyle in a latest global that incorporates relocation and partitioned lands; encroaching Western values and tradition; and devastating mineral extraction and improvement within the Black Mesa quarter of Arizona. notwithstanding their debts are framed by means of insightful writings via either Benally and Diné historian Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Benally shall we the tales of the 4 ladies elders converse for themselves.
Scholars, media, and different outsiders have all advised their models of this tale, yet this can be the 1st ebook that facilities at the tales of girls who've lived it—in their very own phrases in Navajo in addition to the English translation. the result's a residing background of a contested cultural panorama and the original worldview of ladies made up our minds to take care of their traditions and lifeways, that are so in detail attached to the land. This booklet is greater than a set of reports, poetry, and prose. it's a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of these who've lived it.
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Bitter Water: Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) by Malcolm D. Benally,Jennifer Nez Denetdale