A Voice In Her Tribe
This is the story of Irene Stewart, a Navajo woman, told in her own words. Born in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, she was raised by her grandmother after the death of her mother and the departure of her father. Yet her life has not been that of the traditional woman…
Why read it?
1 author picked A Voice In Her Tribe as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Thankfully, not all Indian stories are written or recounted by men. Irene Stewart, born at the base of Canyon de Chelly in 1907, grew up in the shadow of her father, a medicine man who had her kidnapped and taken against her will to boarding school. She survived three of those schools, including Haskell Institute, where she learned to bob her hair, studied home economics, and later became a Presbyterian. But this is no simple tale of assimilation. Like many of her schoolmates, she remained attached to tribal ways and remained true to Navajo tradition even while transforming herself for…
Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like A Voice In Her Tribe.
5 book lists we think you will like!
- The best books with true stories about Indian country
- The best books on Native Americans and lethal uranium mining
- The best books in southwest mystery fiction with a touch of paranormal and Native American mysticism
- The best books on the history of modern India
- The best books about India under the Raj that are not about princesses, palaces and people floating about in silk dresses