They emerge from the longhouse, a dozen at least, elegant as only chiefs can be, wearing hawk- and eagle-feathered headdresses crested with deer antlers, buckskin vests, hair braids, and—the fiercest accessory of all—sunglasses. A hundred people follow, waving purple flags emblazoned with four white rectangles connected to a spade-shaped tree. They turn onto Route 37, where… [Read More]
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the author of Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines (Washington Square Press/Simon & Schuster 2008) and Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (Villard/Random House 2004). She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Believer, and The Oxford American. Her coverage of the borderlands has won a Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting. She teaches creative nonfiction at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her website is stephanieelizondogriest.com.