No Turning Back

A Hopi Indian Woman’s Struggle to Live in Two Worlds

This is the story of the Hopi woman who chose in her early youth to live in the white man’s world. She became known as Elizabeth Q. White. Born at Old Oraibi, Arizona, she was of the first Hopi children to be educated in white schools. Later she was the first Hopi to become a teacher in those schools. Here her biographer records Qoyowayma’s break with the traditions of her people and her struggle to gain acceptance for her radical teaching methods.

Throughout her life this remarkable woman has held to the best in Hopi culture and has fought to maintain it in the lives of her students. Her story, rich in information on Hopi legend and ceremony, is a moving introduction to the Hopi way of life.

Storyteller

Storyteller

Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book that blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the traditional oral tales that she heard growing up.
Me and Mine

Me and Mine

An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today.
Ceremony

Ceremony

Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing.
A Navajo Legacy

A Navajo Legacy

Holiday describes how, at an early age, he began an apprenticeship with his grandfather to learn the Blessing Way ceremony.

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