Museum of New Mexico Press


To Walk in Beauty

A Navajo Family's Journey Home

Stacia Spragg-Braude, Photographer
N. Scott Momaday, Afterword

An intimate portrait of a family's decision to return to the Navajo reservation and reclaim its cultural identity. The Begay family are photographed and interviewed over the course of a decade, providing a window on a culture not often seen by outsiders. Uplifting and moving, this book examines the spiritual healing that can take place when cultural identity is honored and restored.


"Stacia Spragg-Braude has assembled an intimate portrait of one family's continuing effort to maintain their ties to Navajo cultural traditions...readers interested in glimpsing emotionally resonant moments of familial and cultural resilience will want to spend time poring over the eighty-one black-and-white photographs Spragg-Braude has culled from her archives...creates a degree of intimacy and conveys the feeling to readers that they are thumbing through the pages of a family photo album, peering into the pages of a private record."
-The American Indian Quarterly

Trim: 10.75" x 9.5"

Pages: 200

Illustrations: 82 duotone photographs

American Indians




Cloth $45.00