Book Review of
The Legend of the Navajo Hero Twins
by Don Mose, Jr.
Illustrated by Charles Yanito
Naayéé’neizghání (Slayer of Monsters) and Tóbájíshchíní (Born for Water) are the Navajo Hero Twins.
Lavishly illustrated with the world-class artwork of Charles Yanito. (37 illustrations)
Experience the Journey!
Read about the epic journey of the Navajo Hero Twins, the traditional narrative that parallels the journey of life and defines the foundation of Navajo culture.The book covers:
- Raising the Twins
- Spider Woman Prepares the Twins
- Journey to the Father on the Holy Trail
- Sun Bearer Challenges the Twins
- The Sweat Lodge
- The Weapons
- The Sacred Mountains
- Holy Beings Teach the Twins
- The Twins Kill the Monsters
- A Home in the West
- The Story of the Hero Twins Lives on Today
… and many other topics.
|Don Mose, Jr., traditional storyteller
Don Mose, Jr. is a member of the Diné Nation, originally from the small reservation community of pinon, Arizona. Storylling has always been an important part of Don,s life. As a boy, Don listened to his Grandfather and his Aunt as they related the timeless history and narratives of the Diné. Don has commjtted his life’s work to sharing these traditional stories with the younger generations. ln his quest to keep the flames of Diné culture alive, Don has been inspired by the traditional people of the far north, the Athabascan relatives he met on his journeys to Siberia and the Yukon. lt is Don’s desire that these stories be used to help students.
|Charles Yanito artist and illustrator
Charles Yanito was born in Bluff, Utah to the Tl’ash chii and the Toh dich’iinih clans. He attended the lnstitute of American lndian Arts and holds degrees from the College of Eastern Utah and Utah State University. He has exhibited his works in numerous galleries and regional art festivals. His illushations can be seen in many San Juan Schools Heritage Language Resource Centor publlcaflons, Currenfly, Charles resides in Bear, Delaware with his famlly.
The twins were on their way, together again. As they reached the foot of the mountain, they saw
an old woman. She walked slowly towards them, leaning on her cane. Everything her was old, her wrinkled face, her thin arms, her bent back. She looked so tired, and she even spoke slowly, with a quaver in her voice. “So, you are the warrior boys. Whst brings you to Dibe Nitsaa?”
Navajo Old Age Illustration by Charles Yanit
Book measures 8.5 “ x 11”
Spiral Bound for easy reading
Initial introductory printing — soft cover — $35.00
Heritage Language Resource Center
Navajo and Ute Language Resources
28 West 20 North
Blanding, Utah 8451
435 -678 -1230
Posters from the book
The posters are Available in 2 sizes:
17” x 22” – $7.00 each or $25.00 for the 4 poster set
11” x 14” – $3.00 each or $10.00 for the 4 poster set
Navajo Winter Storytelling Poster
Recounting the Journeys of the Navajo Hero Twins
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