Bernard L. Fontana

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Arizona Place Names

The University of Arizona Press
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Of Earth and Little Rain

The Papago Indians

By Bernard L. Fontana; By (photographer) John P. Schaefer
The University of Arizona Press

“A sensitive and appreciative photo and narrative look at the [Tohono O’odham] Indians. . . . The book is well-written and . . . Schaefer’s art adds to the narrative. The book deserves a wide readership.”—Journal of Arizona History

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Tarahumara

Where Night is the Day of the Moon

By Bernard L. Fontana; By (photographer) John P. Schaefer
The University of Arizona Press
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The Sierra Pinacate

By Julian D. Hayden; By (photographer) Jack Dykinga
The University of Arizona Press
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Trails to Tiburón

The 1894 and 1895 Field Diaries of W J McGee

The University of Arizona Press

William John McGee's complete journals of his expeditions through southern Arizona and northern Sonora for the Bureau of American Ethnology, kept in small field notebooks and preserved in the Library of Congress, are published here for the first time. These journals contain detailed descriptions of the country and people McGee encountered and convey the adventure of traveling through wild and unfamiliar places.

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Borderman

Memoirs of Federico José María Ronstadt

The University of Arizona Press
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A Gift of Angels

The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac

By Bernard L. Fontana; By (photographer) Edward McCain
The University of Arizona Press
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Requiem for the Santa Cruz

An Environmental History of an Arizona River

The University of Arizona Press

Requiem for the Santa Cruz is the riveting human and natural history of the life and death of a Southwestern river. The book is a model for explaining changes in river systems and the consequences, and will appeal to a wide-ranging audience of water lawyers, floodplain managers, land-use planners, people who live near major rivers in the Southwest, bird watchers, and armchair historians.

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Sonora

A Description of the Province

The University of Arizona Press

This multifaceted description of Sonora was written by an eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians.

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Blessingway

With Three Versions of the Myth Recorded and Translated from the Navajo by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M.

The University of Arizona Press

An outstanding work crafted from the handwritten pages of translations from the Navajo of the late Father Berard Haile giving three separate versions of the Blessingway rite with each version consisting of a prose text accompanied by the ritual songs and prayers. Valuable insights into the character and use of the Blessingway rite; its ceremonial procedures, its mythology, and its drypaintings.

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Friar Bringas Reports to the King

Methods of Indoctrination on the Frontier of New Spain, 1796–97

The University of Arizona Press

A significant contribution to a deeper understanding of the Spanish period in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, this translation of Father Diego Miguel Bringas' 1796–97 report on missionary activities presents a rare first-hand account of Spanish attempts to direct cultural change among the Pima Indians.

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Piman Shamanism and Staying Sickness (Ká:cim Múmkidag)

The University of Arizona Press

This definitive study of shamanic theory and practice was developed through a four-person collaboration: three Tohono O’odham Indians—a shaman, a translator, and a trained linguist—and a non-Indian explicator. It provides an in-depth examination of the Piman philosophy of sickness as well as an introduction to the world view of an entire people.

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