Navajo Long Walk : Tragic Story Of A Proud Peoples Forced March From Homeland
Abenaki Joseph Bruchac and Navajo Shonto Begay combine their talents to tell the tragic story of how, in the 1860s, U.S. soldiers forced thousands of Navajos to march to a desolate reservation 400 miles from their homeland in an effort to civilize them. Hundreds died along the way; those who survived found unspeakable living conditions at their destination. When word of the Indianss plight finally gained public attention, President Andrew Johnson sent a Peace Commission to investigate. The resulting treaty allowed the Navajos to return to their homeland, and hozhoharmonywas restored. The Navajos prospered and have lived in peace with the U.S. government ever since while preserving their own proud culture.
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Release Date: 2002-04-01