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Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History
Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History
by Karl Jacoby
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A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their... (read more)

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Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality
Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality
by Mabel Dodge Luhan
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In 1917 Mabel Sterne, patron of the arts and spokeswoman for the New York avant-garde, came to the Southwest seeking a new life. This autobiographical account, long out-of-print, of her first few months in New Mexico is a remarkable description of an... (read more)

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The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest
The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest
by David Roberts
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An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants.... (read more)

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Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache
Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache
by Keith H Basso
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Explores the connections of place, language, wisdom, and morality among the Western Apache.... (read more)

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Indian Blankets and Their Makers
Indian Blankets and Their Makers
by George Wharton James
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History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. Includes information on the Bayeta blanket, squaw dresses, dyeing, belts, garters, hair braids... (read more)

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Po'Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution
Po'Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution
by Joe Sando
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Po?pay: Leader of the First American Revolution chronicles the history of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and its leader, Po?pay, with commentaries on the historical and cultural importance of these events. Drawing on their oral history and using their own... (read more)

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Field Guide To Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Sout
Field Guide To Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Sout
by Alex Patterson
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This is the only specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. The Field Guide brings together 600 commentaries on specific symbols by over 100 archaeologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Covers the northern... (read more)

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The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
by Alfonso Ortiz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and index.... (read more)

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The Apache Indians
The Apache Indians
by Frank C Lockwood
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Cochise. Geronimo. Apache Indians known to generations of readers, moviegoers, and children playing soldier. They enter importantly into this colorful and complex history of the Apache tribes in the American Southwest. Frank C. Lockwood was a pioneer in... (read more)

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
by Craig Childs
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In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people. The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th... (read more)

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Carlos Montezuma, M.D.: A Yavapai American Hero
Carlos Montezuma, M.D.: A Yavapai American Hero
by Leon Speroff
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Impeccably researched and rich in detail, Carlos Montezuma, M.D. documents the life of one of the first Native American medical doctors. Taken from his family as a boy by Pima Indian warriors and sold to an itinerant Italian photographer, Montezuma found... (read more)

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Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
by David E Stuart
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At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. A vast and powerful alliance of thousands of farming hamlets and nearly 100... (read more)

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Dine : History of the Navajos (02 Edition)
Dine : History of the Navajos (02 Edition)
by Peter Iverson
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The most complete and current history of the largest American Indian nation in the U.S., based on extensive new archival research, traditional histories, interviews, and personal observation.... (read more)

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American Indians of the Southwest
American Indians of the Southwest
by Bertha P Dutton
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More than providing a compendium of southwestern Indian history and culture, this remarkable book gives the reader an understanding of and appreciation for the unique lifeways of these peoples whose philopophy, the author believes, may be our one great... (read more)

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Putting a Song on Top of It: Expression and Identity on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
Putting a Song on Top of It: Expression and Identity on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
by David Samuels
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As in many Native American communities, people on the San Carlos Apache reservation in southeastern Arizona have for centuries been exposed to contradictory pressures. One set of expectations is about conversion and modernization—spiritual... (read more)

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The Pueblo Storyteller
The Pueblo Storyteller
by Barbara A Babcock
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The art of figurative pottery-making in Pueblo ceramics, including the invention of the Storyteller, are documented in this beautifully illustrated coffee-table book.... (read more)

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Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
by Carl A Hammerschlag
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The author of the highly successful book The Dancing Healers draws on the cultural rituals and traditions of Native Americans to illustrate the mind/body connection to spiritual healing.... (read more)

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Hopi Kachinas
Hopi Kachinas
by Edward A. Kennard
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Dr. Edward Kennard's commentary portrays the cycle of Hopi kachina ceremonialism and explains the meanings of the various dances. Illustrated by Edwin Earle, who lived for a year on the Hopi Mesas and witnessed a full cycle of kachina dances.... (read more)

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Acoma: Pueblo in the Sky
Acoma: Pueblo in the Sky
by Ward Alan Minge
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A comprehensive history of the Acoma sanctioned by the tribe.... (read more)

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Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood
Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood
by Maureen Tru Schwarz
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What might result from hearing a particular song, wearing used clothing, or witnessing an accident? Ethnographic accounts of the Navajo refer repeatedly to the influences of events on health and well-being, yet until now no attempt has been made to... (read more)

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