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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kristy McCaffrey, Author
Canyon de Chelly and
By Kristy McCaffrey
Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de shay) National Monument is
located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation.
Rock art and other excavations reveal human habitation for at least 4,500
years, encompassing not just the Navajo but the ancient Anasazi as well. In the
18th century, the canyon became a major stronghold of the Navajo—the high walls offered
protection, and the streams helped grow corn crops and peach trees.
It was here that Kit Carson, under orders from James
and commander of New Mexico Territory—sought
to purge the Navajo and relocate them to the Bosque Redondo in New Mexico. The
Long Walk, an arduous journey which encompassed well over 50 separate treks led
by the U.S. Army, occurred from 1863 to 1866. The accounts of death by
starvation, sickness, or violence left an indelible trauma on the people.
Although they were allowed to return to Canyon de Chelly in 1868, they would
never forget this painful period of their history.
Today, the Navajo still occupy Canyon de Chelly, tending
sheep and raising crops.
CONTEST ALERT!! Kristy will be giving one commenter an ecopy of COWBOYS,
CREATURES, AND CALICO VOL. 2 as well as an ecopy of THE WREN, Book One in her
Wings of the West Series.
and Calico Vol. 2
~ Includes Kristy's short story "The Crow and the
In Arizona Territory, Hannah Dobbin travels through Cañon de Chelly, home to
the Navajo, in search of a sorcerer who murdered her pa. Bounty Hunter Jack
Boggs is on the trail of a vile Mexican bandito, but with the shadows of
Hallowtide descending, more dark magic is at hand than either of them know.