Jim Kristofic

Jim Kristofic grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. He has written for the Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. He is the author of The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, and Reservation Restless (all published by UNM Press). He lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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Medicine Women

The Story of the First Native American Nursing School

University of New Mexico Press

In this detailed history Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

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Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales

Stories from Navajo Country

University of New Mexico Press

"These tales capture the humor and themes of traditional Diné literature. . . . The collection resonates with deep cultural authenticity."--Enrique Lamadrid, author of Juan the Bear and the Water of Life: La Acequia de Juan del Oso

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The Hero Twins

A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers

University of New Mexico Press

Told in Navajo, the Diné language, and English, this story exists in many versions, and all demonstrate the importance of thinking, patience, persistence, bravery, and reverence.

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Navajos Wear Nikes

A Reservation Life

University of New Mexico Press
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Reservation Restless

University of New Mexico Press

"Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book."--Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

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Send a Runner

A Navajo Honors the Long Walk

University of New Mexico Press

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened.

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House Gods

Sustainable Buildings and Renegade Builders

University of New Mexico Press

In House Gods, Kristofic pursues the techniques of sustainable building and the philosophies of its practitioners.

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