|Kit Carson was the hero to many American
school boys. The Navaho have a very different opinion of this
frontiersman, however. He led an attack on the Navajo in the heart of
their homeland -- Canyon de Chelly. The men under his command attacked the
resistant Dineh with a scorched earth policy. They burned vast
fields of Navajo corn and cut down thousands of peach trees. Against the
Navajo starvation worked better than guns.