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  • Navajos Wear Nikes

  • A Reservation Life
  • By: Jim Kristofic
  • Narrated by: Jim Kristofic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Educational

  • By Savanna A Harvey on 07-13-15

Excellent book.

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Reviewed: 02-04-18

Kristofic work taught me respect, love, and understanding of the Dine.

Most of all it taught me a deep understanding of the land when I sit in front of the hogan and how fortunate to have a Beautiful Navajo woman in my life.