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Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country

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In 1968 newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program. They were part of a wave of young 1960s idealists determined to help others less fortunate than themselves.

After fulfilling the two-year commitment with the legal program, Lucy and Bob stayed
Paperback, 236 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by University of New Mexico Press (first published October 5th 2004)
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Vicki Holmsten
Jan 30, 2016 Vicki Holmsten rated it really liked it
I admire Lucy Moore's clear prose and willingness to be honest about her life in a complicated situation. It is not easy to live as an outsider in another culture and she demonstrates both the joys and the pitfalls of her family's time living with Navajo people in Chinle, Arizona.
Apr 16, 2008 Barbarawiley rated it liked it
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Author now lives in Santa Fe and writes about the early years of her marriage when she lived on the Navajo reservation. Provides a perspective of being the "outsider minority" which white people rarely have the chance to experience.
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Takes place in Chinle, AZ and is about people in my law firm who get married, and apparently in between the time of the book and now split up. Can't wait to read.
May 04, 2016 Catherine rated it liked it
Interesting story about Canyon de Chelly in the 70's. Unimaginative writing.
Canyon de Chelly Adam Teller tour guide. Read 2006. Good. --
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Born and raised in Seattle, Lucy Moore went east to attend Radcliffe College, where she experienced the first of many formative culture shocks. After graduating, she worked for the Boston Welfare Department as a caseworker and later as an assistant to Dr. Robert Coles, author and child psychiatrist. Both jobs taught her to listen to and value the voices of those engaged in struggle and inspired he ...more
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