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Talking to the Ground One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo

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In 1992 Doug Preston and his family rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah Arizona and New Mexico They were r This was actually my second time reading this book the occasion sparked by its rerelease with a brand new EpilogueFor describing the book I honestly can't improve upon the first two sentences from the back of the jacket “In the summer of 1992 Douglas Preston took his fiancée and her nine year old daughter on a 400 mile horseback journey through the deserts of Utah Arizona and New Mexico They retraced the mythical route of the Navajo deity Naayéé’ neizghání on his uest to restore beauty and balance to the Earth”As well as the travelogue we also get a recounting of the Navajo creation story and a general history both pre and post Columbian of the area Yes that sounds potentially boring but as fans of Preston’s work raises hand know he is incapable of writing dry and dull books Far from overwhelming the travelogue the teach y bits are sprinkled throughout in just the right portions to add spice and depth to the narrative I don't think it's spoiling anything to say that the experience helped to bring Doug Christine and Selene together as a family The descriptions of their travel are moving and evocative As an experienced armchair traveler I found this book eminently satisfying I’m kind of curious about what an audiobook version of this would be like I imagine that my mental image of how the Navajo phrases are pronounced is not even close to accurate The few times when no one was around that I attempted them out loud only resulted in the cats’ staring at me judgmentallyExcellent book Recommended

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Etracing the route of the Navajo deity Naaycc' neizghin the Slayer of Alien Gods on his uest to restore beauty and balan A fantastic well written and well researched non fiction ride through the Navajo territoryhistory and mythsThe horses THE WEATHER the fascinating people met along the way As a Bilag'aana who has long admired Native culture and beliefs some of which I share such as the balance in Nature having attended singing and dances at our local reservation Shinnecock Southampton for than forty years and a horse person who still mucks a stall today Preston writes true and I learned so much about a people and area of the country I have never travelled through Well I feel like I have now Take the ride

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