"Bessie Yellowhair" - Grace Halsell

"Bessie Yellowhair" - Grace Halsell

Author: 
Grace Halsell

from the cover: "The extraordinary journal of a white woman who lived among the Navajos and passed as an Indian among whites."

Book Excerpt: 
"I had adopted the role of an 'Indian' to learn what life would be like for a Navajo in a middle-class white environment. The experience was brief but suffocating. It was demeaning and traumatic. It took a powerful exercise of will for me to summon the strength to run in the night, to end my masquerade and my anguish. It was a chilling nightmare, a helpless cry in the dark, a moment of self-degradation. . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Mon, 1973-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, William Morrow & Co.
File(s) (e.g., scanned article PDF): 
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
William Morrow & Co.