Today let’s have a glimpse of our hero and heroine from Hog Wild (June 2011) as they descend into the canyon leading deep into the “Old Ones” territory.
Kyle and Sin are walking toward the Anasazi Ruins, members of a small group of hikers led by a female docent/guide. The rugged beauty of the land and her very Navajo commentary is alluring…
Dwarfed, gnarled pinon and juniper trees posing in photogenic postures, leaning at odd angles, sprouting peculiar limb growths, and bearing tangles of exposed roots, appeared to try to crowd each other out along the pathway of their descent.
They stopped at an overlook. “The Navajo hid in these canyons during the Long Walk. U.S. Army units led by famed scout Kit Carson harried the tribe into near starvation. Carson was ordered by superiors to shoot down even those bands of Navajo who tried to surrender. It was forced exile in the nastiest sense of the word. And as for Carson…well, let’s just say that he was not a nice man.” She offered a distinctly Indian view that rang true with the intensity that wove through the strong strands of Native oral tradition.
Kyle and Sin walked tandem where footing would permit.
Hog Wild By Christine London
Coming June 2011 through MuseItHot Publishing
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