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Dzání Yázhí Naazbaa': Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk

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Dzanibaa' is alone when U.S. troops swoop down on her family's hogan. Before she can run to safety, a soldier grabs her and puts her on his horse. She is taken to Fort Canby, and from there is forced to walk to Bosque Redondo. For four long years, Dzanibaa' and her family endure incredible hardship and sacrifice. Crops wither. Food is scarce or so tainted that it poisons.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 25th 2005 by Salina Bookshelf, Inc.
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Laura Noto
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This is a bilingual picture book intended for students from 3rd to 5th grade. It talks about a young girl who is Navajo and kidnapped by U.S. Troops. She was used to capture her family and they, as well as others in their tribe, became prisoners of war. They had to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in northern New Mexico. Then they had to live there for over 3 years. The land was hard to use for crops and they were given insufficient and unfamiliar food from the soldiers. While being pr
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Loren Toddy
Feb 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book but what makes this book really come to life is the art by Navajo Illustrator Irving Toddy. Great book to look at and share.
Mckinley
Interesting; reads too much like a history book rather than a story.
See Sing Down the Moon by O'Dell for a YA version.
Nancy Breinholt
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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Interesting story from a child's point if view about the long walk. Written in both English and Navajo.
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