The girl who chased away sorrow : the diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo girl

by Turner, Ann Warren.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Summary
The narrator describes her experiences as her Navajo tribe is forced to relocate by the U.S. Army in 1864 New Mexico.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. When Shimasani's granddaughter returns home from the white man's school, Shimasani asks her to record the story of the Long Walk. In October 1864, Shimasani (Sarah Nita) and her sister are away from their village when soldiers capture their parents and other villagers and take them away. Sarah Nita and her sister are eventually rounded up with other Navajo and forced to walk to Fort Sumner. Reunited with their family at the fort, the girls help care for their ailing father and fight for their own survival against starvation, disease, and filth. Four years later, the Navajo agree to stop raiding white settlements and promise to send their children to the white man's schools. In return, the government allows the Navajo to return to their homelands, now greatly reduced in size. Turner's use of phrases instead of dates to divide diary entries makes it easy to follow and keep track of major events, and her historical note, which is accompanied by black-and-white photos showing the Navajo at Fort Sumner, gives additional background. This new addition to the Dear America series is an accessible, forthright view of a sad chapter in American history. A map is appended. --Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dear America.
Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young woman's life during an important event or time period in American history
#1 - A Journey to the New World
#2 - The Winter of red snow
#3 - When will this cruel war be over?
#4 - A Picture of freedom
#5 - Across the wide and lonesome prairie
#6 - So far from home
#7 - I Thought my soul would rise and fly
#8 - West to a land of plenty
#9 - Dreams in the golden country
#10 - Standing in the light
#11 - Voyage on the great Titanic
#12 - A Line in the sand
#13 - My Heart is on the ground
#14 - The Great railroad race
#15 - A Light in the storm
#16 - The Girl who chased away sorrow
#17 - A Coal miner's bride
#18 - Color me dark
#19 - One eye laughing, the other weeping
#20 - My Secret war
#21 - Valley of the moon
#22 - Seeds of hope
#23 - Christmas after all
#24 - Early Sunday morning
#25 - My face to the wind
#26 - Where have all the flowers gone?
#27 - A Time for courage
#28 - Mirror, mirror on the wall
#29 - Survival in the storm
#30 - When Christmas comes again
#31 - Land of the buffalo bones
#32 - Love thy neighbor
#33 - All the stars in the sky
#34 - Look to the hills
#35 - I walk in dread
#36 - Hear my sorrow
#37 - The Fences between us
#38 - Like the willow tree
#39 - Cannons at dawn
#40 - With the might of angels
#41 - Behind the masks
#42 - Down the rabbit hole
Subjects Navajo girls -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Navajo Indians -- Relocation -- Juvenile literature.
Navajo Indians -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1999
Language English
Description 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0590972162 (alk. paper)
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