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1491
$19.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492--from "a remarkably engaging writer" (The New York Times Book Review).

Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man's first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

Publication Date: 
2006-10-10

63 Illustrated National Parks

63 Illustrated National Parks
$29.99

Expanded and updated this award-winning National Parks Book includes the newest Park—New River Gorge National Park. This updated edition includes dozens of new illustrations, new photos, plus new hiking tips and facts. This 9” x 12” full-color book includes all 63 of our National Park posters, plus oil paintings, historic photos, a map of the USA, facts, travel tips, and the 100-year history of the National Park Service. This gorgeous book is perfect for any outdoor lover, poster art fan, or American history buff! Back in 2015, ADG founder Joel Anderson and his team of award-winning artists set out to create a poster for each of the National Parks. Along the way, Joel and his son Nathan traveled to several parks gathering reference, photos, and inspiration for a book that would eventually combine the entire poster series with a wealth of interesting information. Designed by the talented artists of Anderson Design Group and written by Nathan Anderson, this beautiful National Park book is truly spectacular. Note: Each year, we donate a portion of our profits to the National Park Foundation. Your purchase helps to protect America's National Parks!

Amazeing

Amazeing
$7.95

Activity book featuring mazes set in National Parks of the American West.

Publication Date: 
2002-08-01

American Indian Cooking

American Indian Cooking
$21.95

This handy cookbook is an enjoyable and informative guide to the rich culinary traditions of the American Indians of the Southwest. Featured are 150 authentic fruit, grain, and vegetable recipes—foods that have been prepared by generations of Apaches, Zunis, Navajos, Havasupais, Yavapais, Pimas, and Pueblos. These tasty, unique dishes include mesquite pudding, Navajo blue bread, hominy, cherry corn bread, and yucca hash.

American Indian Cooking also boasts wonderfully detailed illustrations of dozens of edible wild plants and essential information on their history, use, and importance. Many of these plants can be obtained by mail; a list of mail-order sources in the back of the book allows everyone to sample and savor these distinctive, natural recipes.

Publication Date: 
1999-11-01

Anasazi America

Anasazi America
$29.99

David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition. Adding new research findings on caloric flows in prehistoric times and investigating the evolutionary dynamics induced by these forces as well as exploring the consequences of an increasingly detached central Chacoan decision-making structure, Stuart argues that Chaco's failure was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth--including problems with the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe.

Publication Date: 
2014-05-15

Anasazi Beans 16oz burlap

Anasazi Beans 16oz burlap
$7.99

Anasazi beans take their name from the Ancestral Pueblo people that first cultivated them in the American southwest. Unsubstantiated sources say archaeologists in the 1950s rediscovered some 750-year-old beans in a clay pot amidst ancient ruins and were still able to sprout them! Due to their pleasing speckled coloring - deep maroon flecked with white - Anasazi beans are sometimes called Appaloosa beans.

These heirloom beans are most commonly used in Latin, Mexican and Southwestern cuisine; they turn pink when cooked and are used in refried beans, chilis and hearty stews. Packed with protein, fiber and healthy starch like all beans, Anasazis are also rich in potassium, iron and folate.

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Liquid per cup of legume: 3 cups

How to cook Anasazi beans: Soak 4-8 hours. Drain water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking. Place on stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and cook for up to an hour, or until tender.

Ancient Indians of the Southwest

Ancient Indians of the Southwest
$9.99

This intriguing book surveys the history, culture, and lifestyles of the ancient Indians of the Southwest through 101 questions. Who were the first people who lived in the Southwest? What did they do for fun? What were their houses like? Where did they go? Learn how you are different from these ancient Indians—and how you are almost the same.  Archeologist David Noble uses pictures of pit houses, stone and bone tools, pottery, musical instruments, and art to bring these ancient people to life. This is an excellent primer for learning about early people in the Southwest.

Ages 6 to 11

Publication Date: 
1997-12-31

Ancient Landscapes

Ancient Landscapes
$34.95

The Colorado Plateau is one of the world's great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau's rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau highlights the plateau's magnificent present through unique views of its fascinating past. It is a groundbreaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you've never seen it before.

This landmark book features: More than 70 state-of-the-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research, 100+ full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, and a detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region.

Publication Date: 
2009-01-01

Ancient Peoples American Southwest

Ancient Peoples American Southwest
$34.95

Most people are familiar with the famous pre-Columbian civilizations of the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico, but few realize just how advanced were contemporary cultures in the American Southwest. Here lie some of the most remarkable monuments of America's prehistoric past, such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.

Ten thousand years ago, humans first colonized this seemingly inhospitable landscape with its scorching hot deserts and upland areas that drop below freezing even during the early summer months. The initial hunter-gatherer bands gradually adapted to become sedentary village groups. The high point of Southwestern civilization was reached with the emergence of cultures known as Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon in the first millennium AD.

Interweaving the latest archaeological evidence with early first-person accounts, Stephen Plog explains the rise and mysterious fall of Southwestern cultures. For this revised edition, he discusses new research and its implications for our understanding of the prehistoric Southwest. As he concludes, the Southwest is still home to vibrant Native American communities who carry on many of the old traditions.

Publication Date: 
2008-04-01

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest
$24.95

This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and newly opened archaeological sites. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

Publication Date: 
2015-09-20

Ancient Southwest

Ancient Southwest
$19.95

Take a trip to the Ancient Southwest. McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national and state parks, monuments and other sites in the modern American Southwest. Simultaneously, he leads you far back in time, to the eras when the earliest human beings lived in what is now Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. These ancient people left intriguing clues behind them: pueblos, tools, pottery, jewelry, baskets, petroglyphs, pictographs, corncobs, ropes, tree rings, kivas, and weavings. From such evidence, archaeologists can reconstruct sophisticated cultures with advanced knowledge of astronomy, architecture, agriculture, and art. In more than 100 spectacular photographs, Larry Lindahl captures the essence of these remarkable locations, including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Canyonlands National Park, and many more.

Publication Date: 
2015-01-01

Archaeologists Dig for Clues

Archaeologists Dig for Clues
$6.99

Read and find out about what archaeologists are looking for, how they find it, and what their finds reveal in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Archaeologists on a dig work very much like detectives at a crime scene. Every chipped rock, charred seed, or fossilized bone could be a clue to how people lived in the past.

In a starred review, School Library Journal called this a "delightful" book "that students will return to again and again." It's a fun introduction to the basics of archaeology and what you need to know to go on a dig.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

hands-on and visual

acclaimed and trusted

great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

Entertain and educate at the same time

Have appealing, child-centered topics

Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers

Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach

Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations

Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills

Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists

Meet national science education standards

Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field

Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Publication Date: 
1997-01-01

Bean Soup Kokopelli 16oz

Cliff Dweller Bean Soup 14oz
$7.99

Cliff Dweller Bean Soup mix is a delicious and complete meal in itself and may be enjoyed with or without meats and other ingredients you choose to add to suit your own taste. Ingredients include: Anasazi Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Great Northerns, Baby Limas, Large Lima, Green Split Pea, Yellow split Pea, Small Reds, Bolita and Spice Packet.  14 oz.  Makes 8 servings.  Product of USA.

Bearstone

Bearstone
$7.99

A Dramatic Tale of Grizzlies and Gold
Fourteen-year-old Cloyd Atcitty has been skipping school for years. He's run away from a group home for Native American boys, and is now being sent to work for Walter Landis, an old rancher on an isolated Colorado farm.
In a cave above the ranch, Cloyd finds a turquoise carving of a bear. Knowing that his people, the Utes, have a special relationship with bears, he keeps the small stone, hoping it will bring him strength. A terrible blow-up with Walter ends in near disaster, but the old man offers Cloyd one last chance: they'll ride together into the mountains to reopen Walter's abandoned gold mine. Among the high peaks that harbor Colorado's last grizzlies, Cloyd's courage and loyalty will be tested to the limit.

Publication Date: 
2004-09-01

Becoming Hopi

Becoming Hopi
$55.00

Becoming Hopi is a comprehensive look at the history of the people of the Hopi Mesas as it has never been told before. The Hopi Tribe is one of the most intensively studied Indigenous groups in the world. Most popular accounts of Hopi history romanticize Hopi society as "timeless." The archaeological record and accounts from Hopi people paint a much more dynamic picture, full of migrations, gatherings, and dispersals of people; a search for the center place; and the struggle to reconcile different cultural and religious traditions. Becoming Hopi weaves together evidence from archaeology, oral tradition, historical records, and ethnography to reconstruct the full story of the Hopi Mesas, rejecting the colonial divide between "prehistory" and "history."

The Hopi and their ancestors have lived on the Hopi Mesas for more than two thousand years, a testimony to sustainable agricultural practices that supported one of the largest populations in the Pueblo world. Becoming Hopi is a truly collaborative volume that integrates Indigenous voices with more than fifteen years of archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork. Accessible and colorful, this volume presents groundbreaking information about Ancestral Pueblo villages in the greater Hopi Mesas region, making it a fascinating resource for anyone who wants to learn about the rich and diverse history of the Hopi people and their enduring connection to the American Southwest.

Contributors: Lyle Balenquah, Wesley Bernardini, Katelyn J. Bishop, R. Kyle Bocinsky, T. J. Ferguson, Saul L. Hedquist, Maren P. Hopkins, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, Mowana Lomaomvaya, Lee Wayne Lomayestewa, Joel Nicholas, Matthew Peeples, Gregson Schachner, R. J. Sinensky, Julie Solometo, Kellam Throgmorton, Trent Tu'tsi

Publication Date: 
2023-06-20

Bedtime in the Southwest

Bedtime in the Southwest
$9.95

What do Southwest critters do when Mama says, "It's time for bed?"

Every critter--even children--can balk at bedtime. Here, the adorable animals of the Southwest comically define what not to do at bedtime. Cuddle up with this delightful, rhyming lullaby that will help even the most restless among us look forward to bedtime.

Publication Date: 
2017-03-01

Being and Becoming Ute

Being and Becoming Ute
$29.95

Sondra Jones traces the metamorphosis of the Ute people from a society of small, interrelated bands of mobile hunter-gatherers to sovereign, dependent nations--modern tribes who run extensive business enterprises and government services. Weaving together the history of all Ute groups--in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico--the narrative describes their traditional culture, including the many facets that have continued to define them as a people. Jones emphasizes how the Utes adapted over four centuries and details events, conflicts, trade, and social interactions with non-Utes and non-Indians. Being and Becoming Uteexamines the effects of boarding--and public--school education; colonial wars and commerce with Hispanic and American settlers; modern world wars and other international conflicts; battles over federally instigated termination, tribal identity, and membership; and the development of economic enterprises and political power. The book also explores the concerns of the modern Ute world, including social and medical issues, transformed religion, and the fight to maintain Ute identity in the twenty-first century. 

Neither a portrait of a people frozen in a past time and place nor a tragedy in which vanishing Indians sank into oppressed oblivion, the history of the Ute people is dynamic and evolving. While it includes misfortune, injustice, and struggle, it reveals the adaptability and resilience of an American Indian people.

Publication Date: 
2019-04-04

Birds of Colorado

Birds of Colorado
$14.95

Get the New Edition of Colorado's Best-Selling Bird Guide

Learn to identify birds in Colorado, and make bird-watching even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in your area. This book features 136 species of Colorado birds organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out.

Book Features:

  • 136 species: Only Colorado birds
  • Simple color guide: See a yellow bird? Go to the yellow section
  • Compare feature: Decide between look-alikes
  • Stan's Notes: Naturalist tidbits and facts
  • Professional photos: Crisp, stunning full-page images
  • This new edition includes more species, updated photographs and range maps, revised information, and even more of Stan's expert insights. So grab Birds of Colorado Field Guide for your next birding adventure--to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-27

    Blue Corn Meal Whole Grain

    Blue Corn Meal Whole Grain
    $7.99

    Deep & rich, Bow & Arrow Blue Cornmeal makes any cornmeal recipe special. At the base of the legendary Sleeping Ute Mountain, between Four Corners Monument and Mesa Verde National Park, lies the home of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. It was on Ute tribal land in 1962 that the Bow & Arrow brand started, where they have been proudly producing high quality products ever since. Bow & Arrow is part of the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise. The tribe’s 7,700 acre farm uses state-of-the-art sustainability practices to proudly produce their award-winning NON-GMO Bow & Arrow corn products. 

    Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

    Boy Who Spoke to the Earth
    $18.95

    The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth is a tale about a young boy who asks the Earth where he can find happiness. The Earth responds and sends the boy on a journey to some of the landscapes that make the Earth most proud. In the end, the boy learns that happiness is harder to find than he expected.

    Chaco Outliers Complete Guide

    $19.99

    Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures

    Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures
    $39.95

    Photographer Andrea Portago saw her first kachina in the early seventies in the studio of George Terasaki, from whom her friend and collaborator Andy Warhol was buying Native American art. When Alan Kessler's collection of kachinas was auctioned at Sotheby's in 1997, an extraordinary collection of classic kachina figures was unveiled that served as the impetus for Portago's exploration of the carvings. Presented here are classic-era (1880s-1940s) Hopi and Zuni carved dolls that have rarely been displayed. Portago gracefully photographed these rare figures using available light so as not to distort their colors, and to reveal their drama and passion.

    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-15

    Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde

    Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde
    $24.99

    In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings. This edition is richly illustrated with Nordenskiold's own drawings and photographs which have been digitally remastered.

    "The summer and autumn of 1891 I passed through Colorado, engaged upon investigations of the remarkable cliff dwellings scattered in the canons of an extensive plateau, the Mesa Verde, in the southwest of the state. The present work is the result of those researches. It contains a description of the ruins, an account of the excavations carried out there and of the objects discovered." - G. Nordenskiold, Preface

    Cliff Dwellings Speak

    Cliff Dwellings Speak
    $24.95

    The Cliff Dwellings Speak empowers Southwestern travelers to decipher remnants from the past. It covers cliff dwellings from Colorado and Utah in the North, in Arizona and New Mexico and even into Northern Mexico.

    This is not your typical guidebook. It does not disclose site locations nor name the ancient ruins. Instead, it guides the explorer around a site in Sherlock Holmes fashion, providing clear tools for understanding cliff dwellings. It is an introduction to Southwestern archaeology and the culture of the current Pueblo people, descendants of the cliff dwellers.

    Publication Date: 
    2010-03-01

    Cliff Hanger: Nat Park Mystery

    Cliff Hanger: Nat Park Mystery
    $4.99

    When a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Cliff-Hanger weaves Native American folklore, natural science, and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. This title is one of several in the thrilling Mysteries in Our National Parks series by the award-winning, mother-daughter team, Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski. The afterword by Will Morris, former Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.

    Publication Date: 
    2007-05-08

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