Author Talk & Book Signing: Edison Eskeets & Jim Kristofic "Send a Runner"

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

2022 Southwest Books of the Year

The Navajo tribe, the Din , are the largest tribe in the United States and live across the American Southwest. But over a century ago, they were nearly wiped out by the Long Walk, a forced removal of most of the Din people to a military-controlled reservation in New Mexico. The summer of 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Navajos' return to their homelands. One Navajo family and their community decided to honor that return. Edison Eskeets and his family organized a ceremonial run from Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, to Santa F , New Mexico, in order to deliver a message and to honor the survivors of the Long Walk.

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send a Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened. From these forces, they might also seek the vision of how the Din --their people--will have a future.

Event address: 
Maria's Bookshop
960 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk By Edison Eskeets, Jim Kristofic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826364548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - September 1st, 2022