Arizona Highways July 1951
“PATIENT ONES. The adjective that best describes the people who live in that vast expanse of sun, sand and silence that we know as the land of the Hopi and Navajo Indians is ‘ patience.’
“Time has neither beginning nor end for them. It is not a few days of light squeezed in between walls of darkness, hurried moments of consciousness like a fever to take possession of one and fill one’s head with torment. Time, for them, is all the yesterdays, all the todays, all the tomorrows that flow like a great river from nowhere to everywhere and return. . . .
“Theirs is the patience borne from that wisdom. In their land of little rain, they wait for the rain and when the rain does not come there is no end to waiting. If it does not rain today, it will surely rain tomorrow.
“The wind the sun, the harsh land are part of their destiny. It is foolish to fret with the elements that form the very sinews of existence. All things have come to them and all things have passed. The Navajo silversmith sits by the hour pounding his dreams into metal. It does not matter how long he sits there. In the end there will be beauty. The Hopi whittles away at a stick and slowly from his hands comes a little kachina doll and that, too, is beauty. All life is beautiful when from the great wisdom of life you learn patience.
Navajo Medicine Man by Cecil Calvin Richardson
A beautiful story about Navajo Medicine Men, their trials, failures and successes in healing one of their own people.
Fred Kabotie, a Hopi Indian Artist by Clara Lee Tanner
The life and legend of famous Hopi artist, Fred Kabotie, with illustrations of his paintings
City of the Brown Robes by Thomas S. Shiva
The “Franciscan City” of St. Michaels, Arizona, exports a number of by-products of its applied Christianity. A steady stream of food, clothing, medicines and practical advice radiates from this mission center to over 12,000 “regular customers” . . . at its location on the Navajo Reservation, about 30 miles north of Gallup, New Mexico.
Were There Giants in Those Days? by E. T. Scoyen
An account of the discovery of Havasupai Canyon in Arizona and its wonderful walls of pictographs of dinosaurs and mammoths. A land of mystery and great charm.