The author of this book, Robert S. McPherson, has developed trust with Diné elders over many years, living and working near Diné Bikéyah and Monument Valley in southeastern Utah. He has self-published this book, which is one of several that focus on Diné ancestral teachings based on oral histories. This work holds many treasures, namely, the voices and oral histories of Navajo elders. Many of those who were interviewed have passed on, making McPherson's work invaluable, as he has preserved and recorded the experiences and insights of Diné elders. This book could serve as a primary source reader, because he highlights the oral histories of Diné women elders in Monument Valley that he interviewed with interpreters from decades ago.

McPherson explains that this is one of the few books that focuses on Diné women, and his book is important for organizing and sharing Diné women elders’ stories and knowledge. His...

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