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Emily Benedek
The Wind Won't Know Me

Original Airdate: May 15, 1993


About the Author

Emily Benedek is a journalist and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Glamour and on NPR, among others. She is the author of "The Wind Won't Know Me: A History of Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute" (Knopf, 1992), "Beyond the Four Corners of the World: A Navajo Woman's Journey" (Knopf, 1996) and "Through the Unknown, Remembered Gate: A Spiritual Journey" (Shocken, 2001).


About this Book

The reservations of the Navajo and Hopi Indians in northern Arizona have been a source of conflict and controversy since the 1880s. In this book, Benedek focuses on the activism of Navajos facing relocation and developments in the legislative and court battles between the two tribes in 1985 and 1986. She describes the Navajo and Hopi cultures and the conflicts that exist within and between the tribes.


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