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The author of the book: Lucy Moore
Edition: University of New Mexico Press
Date of issue: February 1st 2006
ISBN: 0826334172
ISBN 13: 9780826334176
Language: English
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In 1968 newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program. They were part of a wave of young 1960s idealists determined to help others less fortunate than themselves.

After fulfilling the two-year commitment with the legal program, Lucy and Bob stayed for another five years. Into the Canyon is her account of the places and people they came to love and the lessons they learned from their Navajo neighbors.


"Ms. Moore's recollection of time spent in Navajo County is a beautiful and spirited tribute to Chinle culture. Moreover, we are given a glimpse into what it means to be affected by a place, time, and people. Beautifully constructed."--Women Writing the West


"Never a false note. Clearly written, candid, and funny . . . an engaging read."--Peter Iverson, historian and award-winning author of Din´┐Ż and For Our Navajo People


"Lucy Moore tells this story with humor, sensitivity, and grace. Her absorbing memoir of seven years living, working, and being herself with Navajo people is a journey of discovery not only of 'the other' but, even more important, a confrontation with her own identity as a white person."--Mark Rudd, last national secretary of SDS, founder of the Weather Underground, teacher, and activist


"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative. . . . A good deal of my first novel, Ceremony, was inspired by Chinle, but I didn't fully appreciate just how much was going on during those years until I read Lucy's book."--Leslie Silko, author of Gardens In the Dunes and Ceremony


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Ebook Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country read Online! Born and raised in Seattle, Lucy Moore went east to attend Radcliffe College, where she experienced the first of many formative culture shocks. After graduating, she worked for the Boston Welfare Department as a caseworker and later as an assistant to Dr. Robert Coles, author and child psychiatrist. Both jobs taught her to listen to and value the voices of those engaged in struggle and inspired her to strike out and make a difference. She moved to Chinle, Arizona, heart of Navajo country, where her two sons were born. There she taught with Head Start, sold car insurance (as an alternative to the exploitative practices of local dealers), and served as justice of the peace, registering hundreds of voters, holding trials, and acting as coroner. In 1975 she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she served for a brief time as policy aide for Indian affairs for the governor of New Mexico and worked as a paralegal before joining the fledgling conflict resolution firm Western Network.

Since the late 1980s Lucy has worked as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and consultant specializing in natural resource and public policy disputes. She continues to work, as Lucy Moore Associates, Inc., with a diverse group of colleagues on both regional and national cases, often with a multicultural or tribal component. She has a credibility and depth of experience in Indian country rare in conflict resolution practitioners. Lucy regularly mentors those who might otherwise not have access to her field, believing that the future health of the profession depends on its diversity and accessibility.

Lucy lives in Santa Fe with her artist husband, Roberto Gallegos. Her memoir, Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country, won the 2005 Willa Award for Best Memoir from Women Writing the West. Lucy is a regular contributor to Back Roads Radio, a program dedicated to original storytelling.


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