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Pages from Hopi History
Pages from Hopi History
by Harry Clebour James
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Over the past thirty years, late Quaternary environments in the arid interior of western North America have been revealed by a unique source of fossils: well-preserved fragments of plants and animals accumulated locally by packrats and quite often... (read more)

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Book of the Hopi
Book of the Hopi
by Frank Waters
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In this unique collection, some thirty Hopi elders reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world-view.... (read more)

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The Hopi Survival Kit: The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the La
The Hopi Survival Kit: The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the La
by Thomas E Mails
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The Elders of Hotevilla, a remote Hopi reservation in Arizona, are the last of a long line of traditionalists, keepers of a remarkable covenant dating back to 1100 that was created to ensure the well-being of the Earth and its creatures. "The Hopi... (read more)

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Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art
Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art
by Leslie G Kelen
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For lovers of French decorating, this book reproduces some of the earliest toile designs from 18th-century France. Delicate flower prints, fun animal motifs, rich historic scenes, and complex architectural patterns are just some of the subjects... (read more)

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I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People
I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People
by Stephen Hirst
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I Am the Grand Canyon is the story of the Havasupai people. From their origins among the first group of Indians to arrive in North America some 20,000 years ago to their epic struggle to regain traditional lands taken from them in the nineteenth century,... (read more)

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Yuman Tribes of the Gila River
Yuman Tribes of the Gila River
by Leslie Spier
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Noted anthropologist's superb study of the relatively primitive tribes south of the Pueblo Indians; one of the basic works in the ethnography of the North American Indian. Coverage of tribal distribution, housing, dress, manufactures, time reckoning... (read more)

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The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
by Paul A Johnsgard
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Where the eastern and western currents of American life merge as smoothly as one river flows into another is a place called Nebraska. There we find the Platte, a river that gave sustenance to the countless migrants who once trudged westward along the... (read more)

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Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona
Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona
by Erna Fergusson
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The best single reference for visitors to dances at the Rio Grande Pueblos, Zuni Pueblo, the Hopi Mesas, and the Navajo and Apache reservations.... (read more)

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Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother #2: The Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother
Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother #2: The Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother
by Thomas Mails
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Mails illuminates the fascinating story of the Anasazi and the Pueblo Indians, from their roots in Peru in 2000 B.C., to the first Basketmaker Anasazi of 400 B.C. B&W illustrations.... (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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Desert Smells Like Rain a Naturalist in Papago Indian Country
Desert Smells Like Rain a Naturalist in Papago Indian Country
by Gary Paul Nabhan
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From mountain shrines to lowland oases, ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan takes us on a series of journeys with contemporary Papago Indians, the Tohono O'odham, or "Desert People." From these journeys we discover how much the Desert People know about the... (read more)

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Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification
Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification
by Harold S Colton
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A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions... (read more)

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Following the Sun and Moon: Hopi Kachina Tradition
Following the Sun and Moon: Hopi Kachina Tradition
by Alph Secakuku
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Most published accounts of Hopi cultural traditions come from non-Hopi sources. Here, the author, a descendant of the Snake Clan, sensitively presents the Hopi kachina ceremonial calendar, including brief discussions of the individual ceremonies and the... (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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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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Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon
Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon
by Ekkehart Malotki
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Kokopelli the flute player is one of the most popular icons that American culture has adopted from the Native peoples of North America. The Kokopelli name and image are everywhere, adorning everything from jewelry, welcome mats, T-shirts, and money clips... (read more)

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West of the thirties :discoveries among the Navajo and Hopi
West of the thirties :discoveries among the Navajo and Hopi
by Edward T Hall
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From 1933 to 1937, the great American anthropologist Edward T. Hall lived and worked on reservations in the Southwest, a frontier where four cultures--Navajo, Hopi, Hispanic, and Anglo--clashed. Re-creating that stark and haunting landscape, Hall pieces... (read more)

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A Pima Remembers
A Pima Remembers
by George Webb
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"A flavorsome re-creation of things past in the life of a generous, friendly people." —New York Times Book Review "George Webb's gentle recollections of his childhood and Pima Indian lifeways will doubtless endure forever. This... (read more)

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