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Native American Performance and Representation

Edited by S.E. Wilmer
The University of Arizona Press

A comprehensive study of Native performance from multiple perspectives, Native and non-Native, encompassing feminism and film theory, written by scholars and performers.

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A Pima Remembers

The University of Arizona Press

"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 deeply moving autobiography is the perfect introduction for younger Pimas to their culture and ...

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Cycles of Conquest

The University of Arizona Press

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION - CULTURAL FRONTIERS

The Overlapping Conquests of North America

The Indians of Northwestern New Spain About 1600

The Rancheria Peoples

The Village Peoples

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Pima Indian Legends

The University of Arizona Press

Coyote, Eagle-man, quail, bear, and other charaters relate their adventures in two dozen delightful tales Anna Shaw heard her father tell when she was young. The author, a Pima herself, unfolds twenty-four charming Indian tales as passed down from generation to generation. Simple, and beautiful in design and content. A delight for ...

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Culture Change and Shifting Populations in Central Northern Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Historical investigation of culture contact between raiding aboriginal Indian groups and Spanish colonists. Significant insights concerning conflicting concepts of ownership and property.

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Western Apache Witchcraft

The University of Arizona Press

An ethnographic contribution describing the beliefs and ideas associated with witchcraft as shared "knowledge" that the Apaches have about their universe. Uncovers the types of interpersonal relationships with which witchcraft accusations are regularly associated and posits explanations for these associations.

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Me and Mine

The University of Arizona Press

An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today. Enchanting and enlightening—a rare piece of primary source anthropology.

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Archaeology As Anthropology

The University of Arizona Press

"This paper is important in the rapidly increasing preoccupation of American archeologists with the basic theories of their discipline. . . . An excellent example of how basic descriptive data can be used."--American Anthropologist

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White Mountain Redware

The University of Arizona Press

A study of the styles of decoration found on the early southwestern pottery known as White Mountain Redware. The White Mountain Redware tradition, an arbitrary division of the Cibola painted pottery tradition, is composed of those vessels which have a red slip and painted decoration in either black or black and white, which when grouped ...

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A Yaqui Easter

The University of Arizona Press

The Yaqui Indian Easter Ceremony--from the initial events of Ash Wednesday through the final "Circle" on Easter Sunday--briefly described and interpreted by a long-time student of the tribe.

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Apachean Culture History and Ethnology

The University of Arizona Press

This volume grew out of a symposium held at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in November 1969 at New Orleans, Louisiana. The "Apachean Symposium" was designed to provide an opportunity for scholars engaged in research on southern Athapaskan cultures to report upon their findings, and wherever possible, to ...

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Western Apache Raiding and Warfare

The University of Arizona Press

This is a remarkable series of personal narrations from Western Apaches before and just after the various agencies and sub-agencies were established. It also includes extensive commentary on weapons and traditions, with Apache words and phrases translated and complete annotation.

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The Diagnosis of Plant Diseases

The University of Arizona Press

A field and laboratory manual emphasizing the most practical methods for rapid identification.

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Bioscientific Terminology

The University of Arizona Press

"Lessons that develop a set of guides toward understanding 'new' scientific vocabulary through examination of stems and bases, suffixes etc. A help-yourself guide for 'unlocking' unfamiliar scientific words accompanied by many examples and exercises." —The National Science Teachers Association "This new book is designed ...

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An Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds

The University of Arizona Press

Everything needed to recognize, effectively combat--and defeat--weeds. Comprehensive manual covers identification, new species and problems, land-use factors, and control methods. Illustrations by Lucretia B Hamilton.

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In the Days of Victorio

The University of Arizona Press

"Chief Victorio of the Warm Springs Apache, has recounted the turbulent life of his people between 1876 and 1886. This eyewitness account . . . recalls not only the hunger, pursuit, and strife of those years, but also the thoughts, feelings, and culture of the hunted tribe. Recommended as general reading." —Library Journal

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A Pima Past

The University of Arizona Press

"In simple, unaffected prose, Mrs. Shaw constructs a moving saga of Native Americans caught between their tribal past and a Europeanized present. . . . Some of the most interesting passages deal with the wrenching realities of Indian life on the reservation in the years around the turn of the century, when the Indian male as a warrior ...

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Planets, Stars and Nebulae Studied with Photopolarimetry

Edited by T. Gehrels
The University of Arizona Press

"The polarization study of celestial objects is a valuable part of optical astronomy, and the author has done exceptionally well in bringing to gether contributions treating all aspects of the polarimetry field. . . . The first section contains a fine introduction and an excellent and definitive history of the subject. . . . The volume is ...

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Yaqui Myths and Legends

The University of Arizona Press

Sixty-one tales narrated by Yaquis reflect this people's sense of the sacred and material value of their territory.

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Pages from Hopi History

The University of Arizona Press

"More than half a century of contact between the author and the Hopi people has resulted in an unusual opportunity for long informative talks with friends from the villages. These conversations in a variety of circumstances have helped to give depth to an understanding and appreciation uncommon among persons not born and raised in the Hopi ...

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Chuck Wagon Cookin'

The University of Arizona Press

Chili, stew, biscuits—it's all here in over a hundred old-time recipes, home remedies too! More than a cookbook, it's a treasure trove of ranch lore.

"This is a splendid collection of cowcamp cook tales and 112 authentic old-time dutch oven recipes." —Books of the Southwest

"It is a delightful ...

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Grand Canyon Place Names

The University of Arizona Press

This handy guidebook for Canyon visitors gives elevation, location, and name derivations for more than 200 locales, from The Abyss to Zuni Point.

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Mexican Folk Tales

The University of Arizona Press

Intriguing collection of authentic stories preserves a colorful part of the Mexican heritage. Tales center around Legends of the Devil, The strange Doings of the Saints, and The Mysteries of Human Life.

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Canyon de Chelly

The University of Arizona Press

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 ...

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Woman in Levi's

The University of Arizona Press

The widely acclaimed autobiography of a lone woman rancher and country school teacher--the life she lived on the land she loved.

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Spider Woman Stories

The University of Arizona Press

"This is a fine introduction to Hopi mythology and values. It recreates an authentic poetic spirit and makes the reader eager to read more Hopi tales" —New Mexico Humanities Review

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History of the Lincoln County War

The University of Arizona Press

In the annals of western history, the Lincoln County War stands out as a complex and tragic event in which lives were lost, fortunes destroyed, and peaceful citizens transformed into lonely, exiled outlaws. A classic reference work on the era of Billy the Kid, this fast-moving account brings new meaning to the war and to those ...

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Hopi Cookery

The University of Arizona Press

More than one hundred authentic recipes center around Hopi staples of beans, corn, wheat, chilies, meat, gourds, and native greens and fruits.

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The Desert Bighorn

The University of Arizona Press

"A landmark, fundamental for all students in the field. . . . The material, in itself fascinating and lucidly presented, will draw the reader through and increase his understanding of the bighorn at just about every turn of the page."--Orion Nature Book Review "An intelligently researched and fully documented analysis of this ...

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Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy

The University of Arizona Press

"The author has written a well-documented book on the Navajo concept of personality. . . . Holy Wind gives life, movement, thought, speech, and behavior and links the Navajo soul to the immanent powers of the universe. . . . A valuable case study." —Journal of Psychology & Theology

"An admirable volume . . . it ...

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Discovering the Desert

The University of Arizona Press

"McGinnies's book is an excellent review of all aspects of the Sonoran desert and its mountains: geographic, climatic, and geologic."--American Scientist "This book provides a fascinating introduction to desert life in the Southwest."--True West "This true labor of love by an outstanding arid lands authority will broaden ...

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A House of My Own

The University of Arizona Press

"A fairly comprehensive monograph, highly suitable for classroom use, that offers a wide range of information fit into traditional anthropological categories. . . . an interesting study of cultural integrity and pattern in a setting of what appears to be complex sociopolitical chaos." —American Anthropologist

"Whether ...

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Comets

The University of Arizona Press

"Over forty authorities present sections on the nucleus, dust, coma, and tails of comets, along with sections on their origin, and relationships to other solar system bodies. . . . An excellent book."--Space News

"The volume is highly recommended to all interested in comets and the Solar System."--Journal of the British ...

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Apache Indian Baskets

The University of Arizona Press

"Nearly 300 illustrations capture weaving intricacies in this 'beautiful, large-format book . . . . A comprehensive survey which will serve as a major reference for years to come." —El Palacio

"An unusually detailed, useful and attractive guide for collectors and students." —L.A. Times

"A fine ...

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Venus

The University of Arizona Press

"No serious astronomical library can be complete without it."--Journal of the British Astronomical Association

"The book contains the results of the exploration of Venus by spacecraft during the period 1962-1978. . . . The book represents an excellent review of the principal results of Venus in the period covered."--Bulletin of the ...

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Images and Conversations

The University of Arizona Press

Some Hispanic Americans living today can recall a time when barrio or ranch life was marked by a simplicity and neighborliness that has vanished with progress. These thirteen first-person accounts of southern Arizona residents capture a spirit evocative of the Hispanic presence in the Southwest—whether in San Antonio, Santa Fe,

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A Tohono O'odham Grammar

The University of Arizona Press

This first pedagogical grammar of the Papago language features twenty chapters on grammatical constructions and five sample dialogs—plus abbreviations, symbols, summary of grammatical elements, and two glossaries. Classroom-tested for teaching both native and non-native speakers, the text also offers linguists an overview of ...

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Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature

Edited by John Bierhorst
The University of Arizona Press

"Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances)." —World Literature Today

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Run, River, Run

The University of Arizona Press

"The Green River runs wild, free and vigourous from southern Wyoming to northeastern Utah. Edward Abbey wrote in these pages in 1975 that Anne Zwinger's account "of the Green River and its subtle forms of life and nonlife may be taken as authoritative. 'Run, River, Run,' should serve as a standard reference work on this part of the ...

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A Canyon Voyage

The University of Arizona Press

This account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann.

"One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began the expedition, and he honestly hero-worshipped Powell all his life. Yet ...

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