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Son of Old Man Hat

Walter Dyk

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ISBN 10: 0803250541 / ISBN 13: 9780803250543
Published by Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 1967
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Bison Books, Lincoln. 1967. Softcover/ Trade Wraps. First Bison edition of the 1938 original. Book Condition: New. No DJ. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not cracked or split. Unread copy. Mark on front next to Bison price of $7.95 where new price tag was removed. 378 pp. This book is the autobiography of a Navajo Indian from childhood to maturity. From sheep guarding to his later life in the open, of cattle raising, farming, communal enterprises, tribal dances and ceremonies, grow to show a life founded upon principle and as the accumulated wisdom of his race is made known to him he learns the necessity of honesty, foresightedness, and self-discipline. A pristine and clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001298

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Title: Son of Old Man Hat

Publisher: Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Son of Old Man Hat is the autobiography of a Navaho Indian from childhood to maturity. With a simplicity as disarming as it is frank, it tells of his birth in the spring "when the cottonwood leaves were about the size of my thumbnail," of how he first shared family tasks by guarding the sheep near the hogan, of his sexual awakening. As he grows older, into the story come accounts of life in the open, of nomadic cattle-raising, farming, trading, communal enterprises, tribal dances and ceremonies, love-making and marriage. Free though it is, it is a life founded upon principle: as Son of Old Man Hat grows in understanding as well as in stature, the accumulated wisdom of his race is made known to him. He learns the necessity of honesty, foresightedness, self-discipline. The style in which the narrative is clothed is almost biblical in its rhythms; but biblical, too, in many respects,is the "savage" way of life which it recounts.

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