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Miracle Hill: The Story of a Navajo Boy

Miracle Hill: The Story of a Navajo Boy (Paperback)

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"It was in the year of 1945 on a cold morning, the third day, in the month of March. A little boy was born as the wind blew against the hogan with bitter colds and the stars were disappearing into the heaven." So begins the story of Broneco, a Navajo boy who tells of his search for a miracle. Through that telling we learn a new perspective on language and life. In Miracle Hill, Blackhorse Mitchell presents the unforgettable account of a boy's struggle to learn which would be for him a miracle in the face of handicaps most people would call insurmountable. Under the guidance of a teacher determined to help him pursue that miracle, he records his life from birth to the dawn of manhood: herding family sheep, living at a boarding school, encountering whites for the first time, journeying home, and finally enrolling in the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where his talent was encouraged. Miracle Hill is written in a distinctively personal style, without strict adherence to orthodox grammar that would have robbed Mitchell of his true voice.

Filled with unforgettable characters and brimming with insights into Navajo ways and family relationships, it is a book that crosses cultural barriers and speaks to the miracle-seeker in us all.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: general Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 01/09/2004 ISBN-13: 9780816523986  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Blackhorse Mitchell lives in Shiprock, New Mexico. He teaches at Red Mesa High School in Teecnospos, Arizona, and at the Shiprock Campus of Dine College.

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