Field – Navajo Language Lesson

Field - Navajo Language Lesson

In a little delta of seepage water near the waterhole is a small place that my father has fenced to make a home for the corn, for the squash and the melons.

It is too cold now, but soon, when the snow melts and hides away in the warm sand father will go to his field. There he will make the soil ready for planting.

He will break through the hard crust of winter and turn up toward the sun little lumps of fresh earth.

 Source : “Little Herder in the Spring” by Ann Clark 1940

Illustrated by:
Hoke Denetsosie
Linguistics by:
John P. Harrington
Robert W. Young

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