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Borrowed land


Thanks for doing an article on the Bisti Wilderness (“Strangers in a familiar land,” HCN, 4/13/15). It was a good one, and I like the quote, “We are all just visitors here.” An old Navajo lady, a member of a grazing committee not too far from Bisti, used to say, “We are all here on borrowed land. It is only temporarily on loan from the unborn generations, so we need to take care of it.”

Alvin Whitehair
Hanksville, Utah