Jim Kristofic, Reservation Restless

In the powerful and haunting lands of the Southwest, rainbows grow unexpectedly from the sky, mountain lions roam the desert, and summer storms roll over the Colorado River. As a park ranger, Kristofic explores the Ganado valley, traces the paths of the Anasazi, and finds mythic experiences on sacred mountains that explain the pain and loss promised for every person who decides to love. After reconnecting with his Navajo sister and brother, Kristofic must confront his own nightmares of the Anglo society and the future it has created. When the possible deaths of his mentor and of the American future loom before him, Kristofic must find some new way to live in the world and strike some restless path that will lead back to hózhó--a beautiful harmony.

Jim Kristofic grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. He has written for The Navajo TimesArizona HighwaysNative Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. He is the author of Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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Reservation Restless Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826361134
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 1st, 2020

Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826360670
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - April 15th, 2019

Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country Cover Image
By Jim Kristofic, Nolan Karras James (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780826358196
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - August 15th, 2017

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life Cover Image
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 15th, 2011

The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers Cover Image
By Jim Kristofic, Nolan Karras James (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780826355331
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2015