Dine Tah: My Reservation Days 1923?1939 (Paperback)

Dine Tah: My Reservation Days 1923?1939 By Alwin Girdner Cover Image
IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days


The bicultural story of a childhood on the Navajo Reservation. In this engaging memoir, Girdner tells the story of his childhood on the Navajo Reservation during the early 20th century. Girdner is the son of Plymouth Brethren missionaries who lived in the remote eastern Navajo reservation. He spent much of his first eighteen years among the Navajos, and recalls his experiences, immersed in their culture and way of life.

About the Author

Alwin J. Girdner grew up on in Dinetah (the Navajo Reservation) and was nicknamed Rusty in English and Little Red in Navajo. After leaving Dinetah in 1939, he traveled in 114 other countries before returning to his native New Mexico. Girdner holds degrees in business and Southwestern and Latin American history from the University of Arizona. He is a native speaker of Navajo and has studied and maintained lifelong ties to Dine (Navajo) culture. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933855561
ISBN-10: 1933855568
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication Date: August 15th, 2011
Pages: 370
Language: English