Waterless Mountain

Waterless Mountain

Book - 1993
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Younger Brother, a Navaho Indian boy, undergoes eight years of training in the ancient religion of his people and the practical knowledge of material existence.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1993, c1931.
ISBN: 9780679845027
067984502X
Branch Call Number: J Arme
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
IndyPL_SteveB May 05, 2019

This long-ago Newbery Award winner was really interesting. Armer was an American artist who lived near the Navaho Indians in northern Arizona for many years. She was the first white woman to be told about and eventually to film some of the Navaho ceremonies.

This novel is the story of one young Navaho boy through a year as he develops from a sheep herder to the beginnings of manhood and to becoming a trainee with his Uncle as a medicine man and storyteller. “Younger Brother” has experiences that he views as mystical, and everything in the world is alive to him. It took a while to get into the flow of its quiet style, but once I did I was quite compelled. This is not a book that you rush through. It is contemplative and mystical, if you take a deep breath and allow yourself to slow down.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at STPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top