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3D Mesa Verde Booklet

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59 Illustrated National Parks

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$49.99

A celebration of the 100 years of wilderness and wonder at the 59 National Parks.

Publication Date: 
2015-10-01

Amaze'ing Western Natl Parks & Monuments

$7.95

This fun-filled activity book is packed with colorful mazes and interesting facts about 19 western national parks and monuments.

Publication Date: 
2002-08-01

American Ind Myths & Legends

$21.00

This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.
With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Publication Date: 
1985-08-12

American Ind Paintings Coloring Book

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The twenty-one drawings in this coloring book are based on paintings created by Native American artists from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo tribes (the Acoma, Hopi, Jemez, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Zia, and Zuni Pueblos). These artists were students at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. As you can see, their artwork was both traditional and modern in style. They painted American Indian ceremonies and dances and scenes from their daily lives. Animals and nature are important parts of Native American life, as are activities such as gardening and getting together to produce beautiful pottery and other useful crafts.

The artists’ original color paintings are shown as small pictures printed on the inside front and back covers. You can copy their colors or create your own color schemes. The last two pages of the book are blank so you can make pictures of your own. Maybe you would like to draw and color some interesting scenes from your life. What are your connections with nature and animals? Are there special times when you work and celebrate with family and friends? Have fun coloring and exploring!

Selections:

  1. Harrison Begay (Navajo), Untitled, c. 1990. Gouache on paper
  2. Gilbert Martinez (San Ildefonso), Pueblo Indian Wedding, 1953. Gouache on paper
  3. Eliot Suetopka (Hopi), A Red Deer, 1951. Gouache on board. Gift of Henry Dendahl
  4. Wilson Dewey (San Carlos Apache), Picking Cactus Fruit, 1936. Tempera on illustration board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  5. Lolita Torivio (Acoma), Acoma Woman Picking Chili, 1936. Tempera on board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  6. Velino Shije Herrera (Zia), Painting Pottery, c. 1928-1930. Gouache on watercolor paper. Gift of Dr. Mary Alice Schively
  7. Alfonso Roybal (San Ildefonso), Firing Pottery, 1953. Gouache on paper. Purchase from Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery
  8. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Grazing Horses, 1940. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  9. Stanley Mitchell (Navajo), Navajo Dance, 1936. Tempera on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  10. Manuel Trujillo (San Juan), Deer Dance, 1938. Watercolor on illustration board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  11. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Boys Riding Among the Yucca, c. 1933-1934. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  12. Diego Salas (Zia), Forest, 1951. Gouache on paper. Gift of Henry Dendahl
  13. Gerald Nailor (Navajo), Wild Horses, 1937. Gouache on board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  14. Leandro Gutierrez (Santa Clara), Comanche Dance, 1936. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
  15. Sybil Yazzie (Navajo), Navajo Wedding, 1936. Tempera on board
  16. Eileen Lesarlley (Zuni), Zuni Girls with Ollas, 1935. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  17. Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez), Navajo Woman Rider, c. 1942. Gouache on illustration board. Gift of Florence M. Schroeder
  18. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Untitled, c. 1932-1937. Tempera on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  19. Sidney Montoya Jr. (San Juan), Shooting the Breeze, 1954. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dr. Mary Alice Schively
  20. Geronima Cruz Montoya (San Juan), Pueblo Crafts (detail), 1937. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
  21. Geronima Cruz Montoya (San Juan), Pueblo Crafts (detail), 1937. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
Publication Date: 
2013-05-20

American Indian Cooking

$19.95

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.

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: 17 Centuries on the Road from Center Place

$27.95

At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for over two hundred years, the Chacoans' society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century in a mere forty years.

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.

Have modern societies learned from the experience and fate of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking a similar cultural collapse?

Publication Date: 
2014-07-23

Anasazi Coloring Book

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Book Publishing Company, through its imprint Native Voices, works with a diverse group of Native American authors and illustrators from tribes across the Americas. The Blackfoot, Cherokee, Mohawk, Suquamish, Yaqui, and other tribes are represented here in a variety of books for adults and children. Subjects include tribal legends, history, life experiences, Native American resources, where-to-buy guides, and activity books for children.

We feel privileged to be working with these indigenous authors to make their voices heard and to help keep their cultures alive.

A creative way for children to learn about the "Ancient Ones" -- the people of the Southwest who lived in cliff dwellings long ago. For children age 5-12 years.

Publication Date: 
1997-01-01

Ancient Dwellings Pop-up

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The illustrations of the homes and lifestyle of early desert dwellers leap off the page, thanks to the magic of the pop-up illustrations. Watch as each building and pueblo comes to colorful life as each page is turned. Readers will be fascinated by the intricate detail, as they move Hohokam ball players, Mesa Verde women grinding corn, or the bow of a hunter at Bandelier National Monument. Ancient Dwellings will transport children and adults alike back to a time when the now-empty pueblos and cliff dwellings vibrated with life.

Publication Date: 
2004-01-01

Ancient Ind of SW 101 Questions

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Discusses America's national parks, their history, geography, and plant and animal life.

Ancient Peoples of Amer SW

$26.95

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 Puebloan Southwest

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John Kantner traces the evolution of Pueblo society in the American Southwest from the emergence of the Chaco and Mimbres in the AD 1000s through the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Based on a diverse range of archaeological data, historical accounts, oral history and ethnographic records, this introduction for students of the Pueblo Southwest is vital reading for any archaeologist concerned with the origins of early civilizations.

Publication Date: 
2011-05-17

Ancient Ruins & Rock Art of the SW

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This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. 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 Guide to Archaeological Sites

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Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national and state parks, monuments, and other cherished 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: pueblos, tools, pottery, jewelry, baskets, petroglyphs, pictographs, clothing, kivas, and weavings. From such evidence, archaeologists can reconstruct sophisticated cultures with advanced knowledge of astronomy, architecture, agriculture, and art.

In more than 130 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, Cedar Mesa National Monument, and many more.

Publication Date: 
2015-05-01

Animal Tracks Pocket Guide

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Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Updated with a new cover design, it also features a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Publication Date: 
2000-05-01

Archeologists Dig for Clues

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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 this information-packed Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, Kate Duke explains what scientists are looking for, how they find it, and what their finds reveal.

Publication Date: 
1996-12-13

Archeology For Kids

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This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun s tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, reading objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
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Publication Date: 
2001-10-01

Beardance

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Saving The Last Grizzlies
As this action-packed sequel to "Bearstone" opens, Cloyd Atcitty and his rancher friend Walter Landis are heading back into the mountains, this time chasing the old man's dream of finding a lost Spanish gold mine. But when Cloyd hears that a mother grizzly and her cubs have been sighted nearby, he immediately hopes it might be the mate of the bear he had tried to save from a hunter the previous summer.
When the mother bear dies in a tragic accident, Cloyd realizes that if her cubs don't survive, grizzlies will disappear from Colorado forever. He refuses to leave the cubs, determined to stay with them until they can den. But with winter deepening in the mountains, can Cloyd himself survive?

Publication Date: 
2004-09-01

Beardream

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Spring has come to the muntains, and the bears have emerged from their winter's sleep -- all but the Great Bear, who sleeps on in his den.
In the Ute village, a boy called Short Tail worries that the Geat Bear will starve if he doesn't waken. So Short Tail heads off into the mountains to rouse the Great Bear. But on the way to the Great Bear's den, Short Tail too falls asleep, and slips into a magical dream in which the Great Bear teaches him a wornderful secret to share with his people.
Will Hobbs's lyrical text and Jill Kastner's rich, evoctive oil paintings bring the story of a Native American tradition ot vivid life.

Publication Date: 
2000-06-01

Bearstone

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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

Beauty From The Earth

$19.95

The major essay by renowned art historian J. J. Brody traces the development of southwestern pottery from the prehistoric Anasazi through modern Pueblo. A section on pottery technology examines the different types of clays and details the pottery-makings process. Rebecca Allen has contributed an essay on the history of the Museum's southwestern collection, providing insights into the personalities of the collectors and the ways their personal tastes affected the contents of their collections. The catalogue includes a compendium of the 104 objects in the exhibition, each accompanied by a photograph.

Publication Date: 
1990-06-01

Beginners Gd to Birds West

$10.00

Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Western United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Publication Date: 
1996-10-01

Birds of Colorado

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$13.95

Make bird watching in Colorado 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 Colorado. This book features 140 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. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Publication Date: 
2001-10-11

Birds Peterson Color-In Book

$8.95

From the brilliant blue of an Indigo Bunting to the scarlet red of a Summer Tanager, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about birds. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each bird, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.

Publication Date: 
2013-03-05

Bison & Burro

$10.99

Counting by fives, Bison and Burro go clickety-clack on a wild jeep ride across Kansas and Colorado. In Denver, they encounter traffic....and a policeman! A good outcome sends them on their way. They chug over many peaks in the Rocky Mountains, reaching the Four Corners area in time for the 100th anniversary of Mesa Verde National Park.

Illustrations highlight the scenery along the interstate route. Perhaps they will be motivation for your fantasy journey the next time you cross the wide open spaces.