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I'd go out and take another dip. I would be dripping and full of snow. That is how I was raised . "It's a good thing my mother did all those things to me," Thomas James concluded . "She talked to me about it . . "Make yourself strong . " Blair Tsosie also noted that, "What I've described seems all rather harsh, but I've lived it"With holes at the knees, without shoes, one would be up and about in the early morning, at dawn. During lambing season, you'd go out with a blanket belted around your waist so when the sheep or goats had [lambs or kids], you'd tuck them in your blanket and bring them home.
A man will have come to you . There is a reason for his coming, an emergency . . there might be an illness . . he might be in search of a medicine man . If you are competent, you will continue his quest . . You will lend your horse . " They I the elders] taught in this manner. For girls, a puberty ceremony still common today-kinaalda-acknowl- edges and celebrates this time of life . " The 4-day kinaalda focuses on the girl's physical and mental endurance . She runs in the morning and noon on all but the fourth day, when she runs only in the morning, each time increasing the length of her course .
My parents said that there will be life here and the people will live here. My father has gone now as well as my mother. Now there are only those of us who are the children . That is how we live. -Mae Hatathli, Rough Rock, March 1996 In her 70s when she gave this account, Mae Hatathli has witnessed great change in the land around Rough Rock and the life it sustains . To a large extent those changes have been wrought by the school . As a starting point for examining those changes and the larger fight for self-determination they both summoned and represent, this chapter sketches Rough Rock's physical and social landscape.
A Place to Be Navajo: Rough Rock and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Indigenous Schooling (Volume in Lea's Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series) by WITH Teresa L. McCarty, Teresa L. McCarty