Amadeo M. Rea

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Once a River

Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila

The University of Arizona Press
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At the Desert's Green Edge

An Ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima

By Amadeo M. Rea; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan; Illustrated by Takashi Ijichi
The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Society for Economic Botany’s Klinger Book Award, this is the first complete ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima, presented from the perspective of the Pimas themselves.

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At the Desert's Green Edge

The University of Arizona Press

The Akimel O'odham, or Pima Indians, of the northern Sonoran Desert continue to make their home along Arizona's Gila River despite the alarming degradation of their habitat that has occurred over the past century. The oldest living Pimas can recall a lush riparian ecosystem and still recite more than two hundred names for plants in ...

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Folk Mammalogy of the Northern Pimans

The University of Arizona Press

Knowledge held about animals by Pima-speaking Native Americans of Arizona and northwest Mexico is intimately entwined with their way of life—a way that is fading from memory as beavers and wolves vanish also from the Southwest. Ethnobiologist Amadeo Rea has conducted extensive fieldwork among the Northern Pimans and here shares ...

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Wings in the Desert

The University of Arizona Press

There is a common but often unspoken arrogance on the part of outside observers that folk science and traditional knowledge--the type developed by Native communities and tribal groups--is inferior to the "formal science" practiced by Westerners.

In this lucidly written and humanistic account of the O'odham tribes of Arizona and ...

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