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Talking to the Ground One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo

In 1992 Doug Preston and his family rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah Arizona and New Mexico They were r. Pre ordered signed edition released June 5

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Etracing the route of the Navajo deity Naaycc' neizghin the Slayer of Alien Gods on his uest to restore beauty and balan. Wonderful story of the author s 400 mile trip with his fiancee and her 9 year old daughter on horseback through the Navajo nation s land tracing the story of their creation myth

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Ce to the Earth More than a travelogue Preston's account of the journey is a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred la. I grabbed a copy of this book at Maria s bookstore in downtown Durango Colorado on the recommendation of an employee there named Kirbie I m working with the leadership at Fort Lewis College on a project through work called Project Capstone As part of that I m trying to better understand the region through literature I read a book of Navajo Coyote tales and am also currently reading A House Made of Dawn on the recommendation of a member of the Southern Ute Tribal CouncilTalking to the Ground nailed it for me Doug Preston is an entertaining writer He opens up about his relationship challenges and hid budding relationship with his wife Christine and adopted daughter Selene which makes for a much personal and poignant storyThe three take the path of the Monster Slayer throughout the Four Corners region and Navajo Nation Along the way Preston recounts some of the Navajo creation story for there see His interest in understanding the indigenous peoples of the Southwest is sincere and borne out in numerous examples of friends made and won along their routeI read the re released version of the book 2019 I was disappointed to find that the photos in the middle of the book are black and white and on the same paper used for the text The photos are available in color see them on Poisoned Pen s website here So why not include them in the book This was a major miss by the publisher especially given how important the scenes of natural beauty are to making this book so powerful


10 thoughts on “Talking to the Ground One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo

  1. says:

    This was actually my second time reading this book the occasion sparked by its rerelease with a brand new EpilogueFor describing the book I honestly can't improve upon the first two sentences from the back of the jacket “In the summer of 1992 Douglas Preston took his fiancée and her nine year old daughter on a 400 mile horseback journey through the deserts of Utah Arizona and New Mexico They retraced the mythical route of the

  2. says:

    Pre ordered signed edition released June 5

  3. says:

    This book had an impressive immediacy; I felt that I had ridden across the Navajo reservation by the time I finished the book Prest

  4. says:

    A fantastic well written and well researched non fiction ride through the Navajo territoryhistory and mythsThe horses THE WEATHER the fascinati

  5. says:

    Wonderful story of the author's 400 mile trip with his fiancee and her 9 year old daughter on horseback through the Navajo nation's land tracing the story of their creation myth

  6. says:

    If you love the Southwest and a bit of history re Dine or Navaho people this is your book Traveling horseback around Monument valley 3 people bonding their family and enjoying pure nature This is your book

  7. says:

    I grabbed a copy of this book at Maria's bookstore in downtown Durango Colorado on the recommendation of an employee there named Kirbie I'm working with the leadership at Fort Lewis College on a project through work called Project Capstone As part of that I'm trying to better understand the region through literature I read a book of Navajo Coyote tales and am also currently reading A House Made of Dawn on the recommen

  8. says:

    5 STARS is not enough Just finished the book by Douglas Preston Talking to The Ground WOW Excellent book about his journey on horseback with his then fiancé and her nine year old daughter thorough the American Southwest They followed the 400 mile treck through Navajo country and Mr Preston has put together an am

  9. says:

    I have always loved the American southwest It has a beauty all its own TimelessThis book details the journey one family takes through the Navajo nation tracing the path of the Navajo creation mythology Now Doug Preston is one of my favorite authors and I went in with kind of a positive bias to the bookI learne

  10. says:

    This epic horseback journey across the Navajo Nation is well researched informative and fun Doug Preston takes is wife to be and her nine year old daughter with him on a harrowing trek that turned life threatening on than one occasion Preston displays a deep knowledge of the Navajo the ancient ones and the geography of th

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