To a Child Running With Outstretched Arms in Canyon de Chelly Summary
N. Scott Momaday

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To a Child Running With Outstretched Arms in Canyon de Chelly Summary

First published in the 1976 collection The Gourd Dancer, the brief poem "To a Child Running with Outstretched Arms in Canyon de Chelly" contains many of the thematic and stylistic qualities of Momaday's poetry. The poem is set in New Mexico's Canyon De Chelly, where the poet lived briefly as a child. As his childhood home, as well as the site of ancient Anazasi cliff dwellings, and of the Navajo tribe's 1864 defeat and forced removal...

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