Synopses & Reviews
With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.
"A definitive history of the area, its people, and rock art." Sunset"Unusually attractive in format, this interesting book provides some intriguing sidelights in describing and portraying the history and archaeology of the heartland of the Anasazi. . . . Should interest everyoneand we mean everyone." The Masterkey"A magnificent job, very thorough." El Palacio"The most complete physiological description of the canyon extant." Mankind"Highly recommended for anyone at all interested in American Indians or the American Southwest." Choice"This book in its many aspects is a timely and much needed contribution to Southwestern literature. I recommend this book to a broad section of the reading public for it has something for everyone." The Chesopiean