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Land Beyond Maps


Maida Tilchen

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Tilchen, Maida. Land beyond maps / by Maida Tilchen. p. cm. Summary: Just before the stock market crash of 1929, Laura Gilpin accompanies her partner, nurse Elizabeth W. Forster, to an isolated Navajo community. There, Betsy provides medical care while Laura finds her artistic vision photographing the Navajo people and the southwestern landscape. Based on the true story of Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), the distinguished American landscape photographer. ISBN 978-0-9669877-9-9 1. Gilpin, Laura – Fiction. 2. Women photographers – Southwestern States – Fiction. 3. Lesbian artists – Southwestern States – Fiction. 4. Southwestern States – Fiction. 2008904357

Cover painting by Douglas T. Yazzie. All rights to this work are owned by Maida Tilchen in its name or otherwise.

Douglas T. Yazzie is originally from Pinon, Arizona, thirty miles southwest of Chinle. Born in1950, he attended school in Idaho, Utah, and Chinle, and graduated from Chinle High School in 1970. A self-taught artist who has won numerous awards, he works in acrylic and gouache. He has coached amateur boxing for many years and has four sons who are all amateur national champions in one or numerous weight classes. He lives in Chinle, Arizona with his wife, Darlene Yazzie. He has been a teacher at Chinle Elementary School for more than thirty-five years. He can be contacted by writing to Douglas T. Yazzie, Box 1813, Chinle, AZ 86503.

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