Mormon studies, Rowland Rider, Navajo, Native American
"How, Kemosabe," Rowland Rider would say, raising his right arm. Unlike a schoolboy raising his hand to ask a question, Rowland would lift his arm up from the elbow. This gesture was Rowland's trademark of sorts, a declaration to the world of his knowledge of Indian ways. (Rowland said "Indian." The politically correct term Native American had not yet been advanced.) After all, Rowland, my grandfather, was the only white man in Kanab, Utah, who could skin a deer the way the Navajos liked it done. I can't remember if it was with or without the ears. But it mattered to them and to him.
Paulsen, Deirdre M.
""How, Kemosabe": Rowland Rider's Symbol for All Seasons,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 42:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol42/iss3/6