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Coming of Gray Owl

Coming of Gray Owl
$5.99

An enjoyable read for young people today interested in the way young people might have lived in the stone houses of Mesa Verde.  Through clear writing and precise detail Ida May Hobbs provides insight to what life was like "back then" and how one tribe might have reacted to a stranger in their midst.  Bringing to life the magic of Mesa Verde with Gray Owl and Little Fox, Hobbs explores how friendship can develop amongst those from dissimilar cultures.

Ages 10 to 14

Corn is Maize

Corn is Maize
$6.99

Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of thier lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America.

Publication Date: 
1996-02-01

Coyote A Trickster Tale

Coyote A Trickster Tale
$7.99

Wherever Coyote goes you can be sure he'll find trouble. Now he wants to sing, dance, and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyote's bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found real trouble!

Publication Date: 
1999-04-19

Coyote Steals the Blanket

Coyote Steals the Blanket
$7.99

In vivid browns, tans and blues befitting its desert setting, Stevens's latest retelling stars a rapscallion bent on pilfering a blanket. After all, Coyote reasons, the blankets are merely covering some big boulders--who would notice? Reminiscent of a Roadrunner cartoon, the subtle lesson about respecting the possessions of others may just seep into little ones' consciousness.

Publication Date: 
1993-01-01

Dance Hall of the Dead

Dance Hall of the Dead
$9.99

Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuñi. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig . . . and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rites of the Zuñi people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice or, worse still, to kill again.

Publication Date: 
2009-05-26

Daughters of the Earth

Daughters of the Earth
$20.00

The Native American woman was the guardian of the hearth and, on occasion, ruler and warrior, managing the affairs of her people, sporting war paint as well as necklaces and earrings. Sometimes she was a visionary and a healer, sometimes mother and matriarch. She built houses and ground corn, wove blankets and painted pottery, played field hockey and rode racehorses. Frequently she enjoyed an open and joyous sexuality before marriage. The book surveys dozens of North American tribes to explore the chronology of the Native American woman's life from childhood through puberty, marriage, old age and death. The Native American woman emerges as a proud, sometimes stoic always human individual from whom those who came after can learn much. The stories of these early women are enhanced with the fables, songs and incantations that were part of their cultural and spiritual lives. 

Publication Date: 
1995-11-30

Decorative Art Southwest Indians

Decorative Art Southwest Indians
$9.95

Dorothy Sides, a noted artist and collector, has gathered together and redrawn in black and white nearly 300 examples of Southwestern Indian decoration. The book contains designs ranging from the thirteenth century geometric art of the Pueblos to the handcrafts carried on by Native American artists of the present.

Includes pieces from Pecos, Sikyatki, the Mimbres, and modern Pueblo pottery from Acoma, Zuni, Cochiti, and the Hopi. Also includes designs and motifs from the basketry of the Apache, Pima, and Papago; beadwork from the Mohave; authentic Zuni masks; Hopi kachina dolls; and sand paintings and blanket designs from the Navajo.

Publication Date: 
1961-05-31

Do You See What I See

Do You See What I See
$6.99

One is never to young to start developing a love of the natural world, and Do You See What I See is the perfect tool to spark that appreciation!

Preschool readers will be delighted by the bright, colorful illustrations in this board book designed for the 0-3 age group. Singing coyotes, running javelinas, and sneaking bobcats are just a few of the lovable animals of the Southwest that will capture the attention of toddlers everywhere. Rhythmic text and vivid illustrations by Paul Mirocha and Rhod Lauffer encourage preschoolers to chime in with the reader, enhancing comprehension and speaking skills.

Publication Date: 
2004-07-28

Dragonflys Tale

Dragonflys Tale
$7.99

After a poor harvest, two children regain the Corn Maidens' blessings for their people with the aid of a cornstalk toy, the dragonfly. "A fine addition to Native American folklore collections." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

Publication Date: 
1995-03-27

Edible & Medicinal Plants Rockies

Edible & Medicinal Plants Rockies
$25.95

Throughout human history, plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter.  The Rocky Mountains are home to a diversity of plant species that have helped Fist Nations peoples and settlers survive through the centuries.  Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies describes 333 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present.  This comprehensive guide contains:

  • more than 700 color photographs and illustrations
  • an introduction explaining the use of wild plants, including gathering, preparing and cooking
  • food, medicinal and other uses for each species
  • clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them
  • warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets
  • a special section at the end detailing 46 of the more common poisonous plants in the Rocky Mountain region.
Publication Date: 
2017-03-21

Flute Player

Flute Player
$8.95

"Through a simple story line and easy, concrete language, Lacapa offers an Apache pourquoi folktale he remembers from his youth. The tale explains that the sound of wind echoing through the canyons comes from the flute of a young brave serenading his sweetheart. A good introduction to Native American folklore. (that) begs to be told aloud".

Publication Date: 
1995-10-01

Food Southwest Indian Nations

Food Southwest Indian Nations
$35.00

To the Native Americans of the Southwest, every food, whether plant or animal, is considered sacred.  In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer, Native American food expert, and chef Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 100 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and in tune with today's healthy eating habits.  With the help of culinary advisor Walter whiewater, a member of the Navajo Nation from Pinon, Arizona, and a contemporary Native American chef in Santa Fe, Frank has adapted the traditional recipes to modern palates and kitchens.

Inside you'll find such dishes as Lamb-Stuffed Chiles, Spicy Corn Soup, Indian Tacos, Fried Squash Blossoms, Zuni Sunflower Cakes, and Prickly Pear Ice.

Publication Date: 
2002-08-05

Fourth World of the Hopis

Fourth World of the Hopis
$24.99

Here the noted folklorist brings together traditional accounts of epic events and adventures in the life of Hopi clans and villages, from legendary to historical times. The setting of these various adventures and events is not the Southwest as we know it today, but a vast and largely unpeopled wilderness in which clans and families wandered in search of a final living place, and in search of their collective identity. Notes, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary enhance the reader's appreciation of the text.

Publication Date: 
1987-10-01

Game Night Sky Finder

Game Night Sky Finder
$10.99

This go-fish card game is out of this world! Find the most cosmic card groups and win the game. Learn interesting facts about planets, stars and other space objects while you explore the night sky. Creative Child Magazine 2015 Game of the Year Award recipient. Made in the USA.

Ages 4+, 2-6 players

Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau

Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau
$29.95

Robert Fillmore's clear, easy-to-read text documents spectacular features of the eastern Colorado Plateau, one of the most interesting and scenic geologic regions in the world. The area covered in detail stretches from the Book Cliffs to the deep canyons of the San Juan River area. The events that shaped this vast region are clearly described and include the most recent interpretations of ongoing geologic forces. The book also includes mile-by-mile road logs with explanations of the various features for most of the scenic roads in the region, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and the Natural Bridges area.

Publication Date: 
2011-04-01

Ghost Horses: Nat Park Mystery

Ghost Horses: Nat Park Mystery
$4.99

Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister--two Shoshone kids--are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.

Publication Date: 
2007-05-08

Goat in the Rug

Goat in the Rug
$8.99

Geraldine is a goat, and Glenmae, a Navajo weaver. One day, Glenmae decides to weave Geraldine into a rug. First Geraldine is clipped. Then her wool is spun into fine, strong yarn. Finally, Glenmae weaves the wool on her loom. They reader learns, along with Geraldine, about the care and pride involved in the weaving of a Navajo rug -- and about cooperation between friends.

Publication Date: 
1990-09-30

Guide to National Parks Southwest

Guide to National Parks Southwest
$14.99

The southwestern United States is a region unlike any other, and its plethora of national parks and monuments bear that out. Here, canyons record geologic time in a tableau of color; the history of western expansion reveals itself in hundred-year old adobe walls; grand archaeological sites connect us to the ancient people who lived here hundreds of years ago; vast backcountries shelter flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth.

Guide to National Parks of the Southwest for anyone who yearns to explore America's greatest places. This guide covers fifty-two sites with great historical, biological, geological, or archaeological significance. Each one is different and unique; each has a story to tell. There are caves, canyons, rivers, deserts, mountains, frontier forts, Spanish churches, cliff dwellings, and million-acre wildernesses, all places of mystery and magic where the power of natural forces and human history can be directly witnessed and experienced.

Publication Date: 
1938-12-01

Guide to Navajo Rugs

Guide to Navajo Rugs
$6.99

Describes and depicts the seventeen most common Navajo rug styles, and includes quotes by some of the finest weavers crafting rugs today. Photos of rugs from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site by George H. H. Huey.

Publication Date: 
2000-12-01

History of the Ancient Southwest

History of the Ancient Southwest
$39.95

Stephen H. Lekson weaves together the parallel narratives of a political history of the pre-Hispanic American Southwest and a critical intellectual history of southwestern archaeology. Writing in an engaging, literate, and humorous style, Lekson casts the ancient Southwest as the revolving scene of dramatic events played out by elites and commoners, locals and foreigners, imitators and innovators. The strikingly communal, democratic, and settled nature of historic Pueblo peoples is seen as a deliberate cultural reaction to a far darker past when kings ruled. Likewise, the author reacts to archaeology's preoccupation with being scientific and explaining cultural processes at the expense of understanding history.

Publication Date: 
2009-06-22

House of Rain

House of Rain
$18.99

The greatest "unsolved mystery" of the American Southwest is the fate of the Anasazi. Was it drought? Pestilence? War? Forced migration, mass murder or suicide? Conflicting theories have abounded for years, capturing the North American imagination for eons.

Join Craig Childs as he draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as a lifetime of exploration in the forbidden landscapes of the American Southwest, to shed new light on this compelling mystery.

Publication Date: 
2008-07-01

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears
$15.95

Jackrabbit is chosen by the Great Spirit to introduce new creatures to their desert homes. But, Jackrabbit doesn't listen very carefully. The story teaches children to listen carefully and treat others kindly Ages 5 and up.

Publication Date: 
1994-05-01

Ill Wind

Ill Wind
$8.99

When national park ranger Anna Pigeon needs to find peace, she turns to nature for solace.  Lucky for her, it's close at hand—but then again, so is murder...

Newly assigned to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Anna is enthralled by its ruins: the ancient cliff dwellings of a vanished Native American civilization.  But Anna's reverie is shattered by an inexplicable illness affecting visitors to the popular landmark—and two mysterious tragedies: the death of a child...and the murder of a friend.  Now she must find the very human source of the evil wind that is blowing through the ruins.  For it threatens more innocent lives—including Anna's own...

Publication Date: 
2004-06-01

Images of America Mesa Verde

Images of America Mesa Verde
$21.99

Mesa Verde National Park was America's first cultural park and also the world's first cultural heritage park. Created in 1906, it preserves the sites and materials of the prehistoric Puebloan people. Located in southwestern Colorado near the famous Four Corners, where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet, the magnificent Mesa Verde is situated in Montezuma County, just south of Cortez and directly west of Durango. The park's rich archaeological history was played out amid some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the West. The greater story of the evolution of the park encompasses the Ute people, Theodore Roosevelt, novelist Willa Cather, and other personalities. These remarkable vintage photographs tell that saga, which is as fascinating as that of the Puebloans.

Publication Date: 
2009-04-29

Indian Designs

Indian Designs
$10.95

Indian designs of the greater Southwest of the United States collected by David and Jean Villasenor from pottery, basketry, and ceremonies for use as quilt patterns, needlepoint, applique, machine and hand embroidery, clothing, trapunto, fabric painting, crafts, and multiple other uses.

Publication Date: 
2022-01-28

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