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The Navajo tribe, the Diné, are the largest tribe in the United States and live across the American Southwest. But over a century ago, they were nearly wiped out by the Long Walk, a forced removal of most of the Diné people to a military-controlled reservation in New Mexico. The summer of 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Navajo's return to their homelands. One Navajo family and their community decided to honor that return. Edison Eskeets and his family organized a ceremonial run from Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in order to deliver a message and to honor the survivors of the Long Walk.

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send a Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened. From these forces, they might also seek the vision of how the Diné - their people - will have a future. 

©2021 Jim Kristofic and Edison Eskeets (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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A brilliant story that needed to be told

this is a masterfully told Tale about a people they have suffered much. is it has been my privilege to live on the Navajo Nation for 25 years. Edison is tremendous man and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I appreciate the craftsmanship that Jim Kristofic has and weaving that blends past present and future. If anyone wants to have a greater understanding of the Navajo people, this is an essential book to help it that.

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a mixture of present and past.

this book was definitely not what I was expecting. I do love the mixture of past and present