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Athapaskan Migrations

The Archaeology of Eagle Lake, British Columbia

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Global Indigenous Health

Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Global Indigenous Health is unique and timely as it deals with the historical and ongoing traumas associated with colonization and colonialism, understanding Indigenous concepts of health and healing, and ways of moving forward for health equity.

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Painting the Skin

Pigments on Bodies and Codices in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

The University of Arizona Press

Painting the Skin brings together exciting research on painted skins—human, animal, and vegetal—in Mesoamerica. It offers physicochemical analysis and interdisciplinary understandings of the materiality, uses, and cultural meanings of the colors applied on a multitude of skins, including bodies, codices, and even building “skins.”

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Sonora Yaqui Language Structures

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Sonora Yaqui Language Structures is a valuable source not only for research on this language family but also for anthropological studies of the Arizona-Sonora cultural region. In addition, it documents an indigenous language for future generations of Yaqui speakers.

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Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists

Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

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Sand, Wind, and War

Memoirs of a Desert Explorer

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Records the work, travels, and adventures of one of the last of the great British explorers, a man who served in both world wars and carved out a special niche in science through his studies of desert sands.

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Worlds in the Sky

Planetary Discovery from Earliest Times Through Voyager and Magellan

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William Sheehan gives us a history our fascination with planets, weaving together scientific history, anecdotes surrounding planetary discoveries, and the personal reflections of an incurable amateur astronomer. He describes how we arrived at our current understanding of the Moon and the planets and shows how certain individuals in history shaped the world’s knowledge about the Solar System.

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The Navajo Hunter Tradition

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A new approach to the study of myths relating to the origin of the Navajos. Based on extensive fieldwork and research, including Navajo hunter informants and unpublished manuscripts of Father Berard Haile.

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Dude Lit

Mexican Men Writing and Performing Competence, 1955–2012

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Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy

Edited by Scott Ortman
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The archaeological record of the Northern Rio Grande exhibits the hallmarks of economic development, but Pueblo economies were organized in radically different ways than modern industrialized and capitalist economies. Contributors to Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy explore the patterns and determinants of economic development in pre-Hispanic Rio Grande Pueblo society, building a platform for more broadly informed research on this critical process.

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Transcontinental Dialogues

Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia

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Indigenous Interfaces

Spaces, Technology, and Social Networks in Mexico and Central America

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Indigenous Interfaces rejects the myth that Indigeneity and information technology are incompatible through its compelling analysis of the relationships between Indigenous peoples and new media. The volume illustrates how Indigenous peoples are selectively and strategically choosing to interface with cybertechnology, highlights Indigenous interpretations of new media, and brings to center Indigenous communities who are resetting modes of communication and redirecting the flow of information. It convincingly argues that interfacing with traditional technologies simultaneously with new media gives Indigenous peoples an edge on the claim to autonomous and sovereign ways of being Indigenous in the twenty-first century.

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Unwriting Maya Literature

Ts'íib as Recorded Knowledge

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Unwriting Maya Literature provides an important decolonial framework for reading Maya and other Indigenous texts. Through insightful analyses of Maya cultural productions—whether textiles or poetry—this perspective offers a point of departure for the study of Maya literature and art that is situated in an Indigenous way of performing the act of reading.

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Challenging Colonial Narratives

Nineteenth-Century Great Lakes Archaeology

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Challenging Colonial Narratives pushes postcolonial thinking in archaeology in socially and politically meaningful directions.

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The Davis Ranch Site

A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona

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In this volume, the results of Rex Gerald’s 1957 excavations at the Davis Ranch site in southeastern Arizona's San Pedro River Valley are reported in their entirety for the first time. Annotations to Gerald’s original manuscript and newly written material place Gerald’s work in the context of what is currently known regarding the late thirteenth-century Kayenta diaspora and the relationship between Kayenta immigrants and the Salado phenomenon.

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Bedouin Ethnobotany

Plant Concepts and Uses in a Desert Pastoral World

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The Continuous Path

Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming

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The Continuous Path challenges archaeologists to take Pueblo concepts of movement seriously by privileging Pueblo concepts of being and becoming in the interpretation of anthropological data. The collaborative volume brings together Native community members, archaeologists, and anthropologists to weave multiple perspectives together to write the histories of Pueblo peoples past, present, and future.

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Homol'ovi

An Ancient Hopi Settlement Cluster

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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science

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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science describes the life of a man who lived through some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and ended up creating a new field of scientific research, planetary science. As NASA and other space agencies explore the solar system, they take with them many of the ideas and concepts first described by Gerard P. Kuiper.

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The Chicana Motherwork Anthology

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The Chicana M(other)work Anthology is a call to action for justice within and outside academia. This volume brings together emerging scholarship and testimonios by and about self-identified Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies who, using an intersectional lens, center mothering as transformative labor.

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Food Fight!

Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace

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Food Fight! contributes to urgent discussions around the problems of cultural misappropriation, labeling, identity, and imaging in marketing and dining establishments. Not just about food, restaurants, and coffee, this volume employs a decolonial approach and engaging voice to interrogate ways that mestizo, Indigenous, and Latinx peoples are objectified in mainstream ideology and imaginary. 
 

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When It Rains

Tohono O'odham and Pima Poetry

Edited by Ofelia Zepeda
The University of Arizona Press

When It Rains is an intuitive poetry collection that shows us how language connects people. With the poems in both O’odham and English, the volume serves as a reminder of the beauty and changeability of the O’odham language.

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Rosa's Einstein

Poems

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Them Goon Rules

Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism

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Marquis Bey’s debut collection, Them Goon Rules, is an un-rulebook, a long-form essayistic sermon that meditates on how Blackness and nonnormative gender impact and remix everything we claim to know

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Latin American Textualities

History, Materiality, and Digital Media

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Latin American Textualities is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at textual history, artifacts, and digital forms. The contributors offer perspectives on texts that cross genres, periods, and national lines, bringing together divergent representations of Latin American textual cultures.

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts to establish what we currently understand about Saturn’s moons, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration.

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New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology

Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

This book brings together experts on Mimbres archaeology to discuss our current understanding of the early occupation of the Mimbres region. Chapters highlight a variety of topics in their discussions of Mimbres society, including household and community organization, ritual, ideology, identity, and interaction.

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Educating Across Borders

The Case of a Dual Language Program on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Arizona Press

This is the first book to address the learning experience of transfronterizxs, border-crossing students, in a dual language program. Educating Across Borders explains how transfronterizx language, literacy practices, and knowledge are used in the educational system.

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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

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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

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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

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Through twenty individual stories, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of the debate that led to the creation of Bears Ears National Monument, a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and deep historical significance. The story of this place reflects the cultural crosscurrents that roil our times: maintaining tradition and culture in the face of change, healing the pain of past injustices, creating shared futures, and protecting and preserving lands for future generations.
 

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Instruments of the True Measure

Poems

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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

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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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The Motions Beneath

Indigenous Migrants on the Urban Frontier of New Spain

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The Motions Beneath describes the encounters of thousands of Indigenous peoples from ten linguistic groups in the mining town of San Luis Potosí at the turn of the seventeenth century. It is the story of two generations of highly mobile individuals and their agency and subjectivity when facing colonial structures of exploitation on a daily basis.

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Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California

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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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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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Land, Liberty, and Water

Morelos After Zapata, 1920–1940

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Land, Liberty, and Water offers a political and environmental history of the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution by examining the insurgency's outcomes inside the diverse pueblos of the former Zapatistas during the 1920s and 1930s. Salinas gives readers interested in modern Mexico, the Zapatista revolution, and environmental history a deeply researched analysis of the outcomes of the nation’s most famous revolutionary insurgency.

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Blue Desert

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Published in 1986, Blue Desert was Charles Bowden’s third book-length work and takes place almost entirely in Arizona, revealing Bowden’s growing and intense preoccupation with the state and what it represented as a symbol of America’s “New West.” With a thoughtful new foreword by Francisco Cantú, Blue Desert is a critical piece of Bowden’s oeuvre.

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