Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country

Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country


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When Kameron moves to his grandma's sheep camp on the Navajo Reservation, he leaves behind his cell phone reception and his friends. The young boy's world becomes even stranger when Kameron takes the sheep out to the local windmill and meets an old storyteller. As the seasons turn, the old man weaves eight tales that teach the deeper story of the Diné country and the Diné people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826358196
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 890,655
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Jim Kristofic has worked on and off the "Rez" for more than ten years as a river guide, ranch hand, journalist, park ranger, and oral historian. He is the author of The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, both published by UNM Press. He currently teaches in northern New Mexico.

Nolan Karras James is an artist, songwriter, powwow dancer, guitarist, and former rodeo cowboy from Pinon, Arizona. His father is Many Goats Clan and his mother is Apache.

Table of Contents

Preface ix


Black Sheep, White Crow 9

The Animals Who Wanted to Be What They Were Not 18


The Rattling Bones 29

The Ring with Three Stones 37


The Heart of a Rider 53

The Ugly Dog 64


The Boy Who Became Coyote 77

The Flint Bear 90

Author's Notes 103

Notes on Navajo Pronunciation 107

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