5] Tsegi Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona.
21] Black Mesa and Kayenta mines, operated by Peabody Energy (the world's largest coal company) on Navajo and Hopi lands in Arizona. At present Peabody Energy claims to restore exhausted mined lands to traditional uses.
31] Kennecott Utah Copper Mine, near Bingham Utah, now owned by RTZ Corp. The company has committed itself to cleaning up the blighted canyon.
36] Yei weavings (Navajo, from New Mexico) depict healing ceremonies.
37] hogans: homes of the Dine Navajo People, used specifically for ceremonial worship.
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Original text: Ortiz, Simon J. Woven Stone. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1992: 237-38.
Publication date note: Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks and The University of Arizona Press, 1977: 109-10.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2004
Recent editing: 1:2004/6/30
Other poems by Simon Joseph Ortiz