Looking for lost bird: a Jewish woman's discovery of her Navajo roots
Moving to a hidden corner of the Navajo reservation, she is met by strangers who say they are her family. In the mystery of their ceremonies and in the daily rhythms of reservation life, she learns about Navajo spirituality, about medicine men and Changing Woman, about winds that whisper and ghosts that walk.
This is the story of a woman yearning to fit into an unknown heritage. Even as she learns to weave Navajo rugs, she looks for ways to intertwine her Jewish faith and the Navajo one to lace the Biblical story of Adam and Even with the Navajo tales of the corn people. Exploring the secrets of identity and the meaning of family, she measures the ties of upbringing against the tug of blood. What she finds is faith, in all its forms, and love, in all its faces.
Adoptees -- New York (State) -- Neponsit (New York) -- Biography
Jewish women -- New York (State) -- Neponsit (New York) -- Biography
Melanson, Yvette D
Navajo Indians -- Arizona -- Tolani Lakes Region -- Social life and customs
Navajo women -- Arizona -- Tolani Lakes Region -- Biography
Social life and customs
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|Grouping Title||looking for lost bird a jewish womans discovery of her navajo roots|
|Grouping Author||yvette d melanson|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-11-22 17:40:17PM|
|Last Indexed||2023-12-05 05:05:39AM|