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The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. They disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. They advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

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Sentient Lands

Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Chile

The University of Arizona Press

Sentient Lands is a historically grounded ethnography of the Mapuche people’s engagement with state-run reconciliation and land-restitution efforts. Piergiorgio Di Giminiani analyzes environmental relations, property, state power, market forces, and indigeneity to illustrate how land connections are articulated, in both landscape experiences and land claims.

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Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier

Pueblo and Spanish Interactions

The University of Arizona Press

A unique contribution to the archaeological literature on the Southwest, Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier introduces a wealth of data from one of the few known colonial metal production sites in the Southwest. Drawing upon ten seasons of excavation, archaeologist Noah H. Thomas provides an interpretation of data that is grounded in theories of agency, practice, and notions of value. This work brings to light a little-known aspect of the colonial experience: the production of metal by indigenous Puebloan people.

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Naming the World

Language and Power Among the Northern Arapaho

The University of Arizona Press

Naming the World is an ethnography of language shift among the Northern Arapaho. It focuses on the often subtle continuities and discontinuities in the society produced by the shift, as well as the diversity of community responses.

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Voices from Bears Ears

Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land

By Rebecca Robinson; By (photographer) Stephen Strom
The University of Arizona Press

This stunning book captures the passion and history embedded in local conversations about public lands.

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Instruments of the True Measure

Poems

The University of Arizona Press

Instruments of the True Measure charts the coordinates and intersections of land, history, and culture. Lyrical passages map the parallel lives of ancestral figures and connect dispossessions of the past to lived experiences of the present.

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Here and There

A Fire Survey

The University of Arizona Press

Presented through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination, Here and There moves the discussion on fire beyond the usual formulations of science and policy within a national narrative to one of thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and commentary. Centered on the unique complexities of fire management in a global world, Here and There offers a punctuation point to our understanding of wildfire.

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Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California

The University of Arizona Press

The influx of Spanish, Russian, and then American colonists into Alta California between 1769 and 1834 challenged both Native and non-Native people to reimagine communities not only in different places and spaces but also in novel forms and practices. The contributors to this volume draw on archaeological and historical archival sources to analyze the generative processes and nature of communities of belonging in the face of rapid demographic change and perceived or enforced difference.

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America’s Early Whalemen

Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650–1750

The University of Arizona Press

The Native Americans of Long Island were integral to the origin and development of the first American whaling enterprise in the years 1650 to 1750. John A. Strong has produced the authoritative source on Indians and shore whaling.

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The Making of a Mexican American Mayor

Raymond L. Telles of El Paso and the Origins of Latino Political Power

The University of Arizona Press

Politician Raymond L. Telles was the first Mexican American mayor of a major U.S. city and the first Mexican American U.S. ambassador. Mario T. García’s updated biography of the ambitious, distinguished, and talented Telles brings the Chicano struggle for political representation to a new generation of readers.

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Pasadena Before the Roses

Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890

The University of Arizona Press

In Pasadena Before the Roses, historian Yvette J. Saavedra shows how Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American groups each have redefined the meanings of land use to build their homes and their lives. This social and cultural history illustrates the interconnectedness of power, ideas of land use, and the negotiation of identity within multiple colonial moments.

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