The Puppy – Navajo Language Lesson


The Puppy - Navajo Language Lesson


Far from the hogan in a dry sand wash I found the gray dog
and a new baby puppy gray with black spots.

Poor little puppy, it crawled to me crying.  

Thin little baby, its pink cold nose found my hand.

You gray pup with black spots.
I will teach you to watch the sheep so that always there will be a place for you in our hogan.


 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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