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Code Talker

$8.99

The United States is at war, and sixteen-year-old Ned Begay wantes to join the cause—especially when he hears that Navajos are being specifically recruited by the Marine Corps. So he claims he's old enough to enlist, breezes his way through boot camp, and suddenly finds himself involved in a top-secret task, one that's exclusively performed by Navajos. He has become a code talker. Now Ned must brave some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with his native Navajo language as code, send crucilal messages back and forth to aid in the conflict against Japan. His experiences in the Pacific—from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima and beyond—will leave him forever changed.

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review

Publication Date: 
2006-07-06
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Coloring Book American Indian Paintings

$7.95

Have fun coloring and exploring with twenty-one drawings based on paintings created by Native American artists.  The artwork from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo tribal artists presented here are both traditional and modern in style.  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. 

Publication Date: 
2013-05-15
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Coloring Book National Parks

$14.99

Celebrate America's natural treasures with this spectacular coloring book that showcases the wonders of our land and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  The National Parks Coloring Book includes a foreword by Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, and features stunning line drawings that depict scenes from all fifty-nine national parks, along with illustrations of native plant and animal life and information about each park.  A must-have for park fans and nature lovers of all ages.

Publication Date: 
2016-06-07
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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

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Corn is Maize

$5.99

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: 
1986-01-10
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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
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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
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Creatures of the Desert World Pop-Up Book

$19.00

An interactive pop-up book about desert animals that's as educational as it is fun!

This National Geographic Action Book takes readers through a day in the Sonoran Desert, starting with the kestrel's morning flight and ending with night prowlers hunting under a full moon. The story bounces around from animal to animal with the large cast including mountain lions, roadrunners, and rattlesnakes. As children learn about these creatures and their arid yet beautiful habitat, they are given the opportunity to use pull tabs to make birds fly, snakes slither, and pack rats play. The text also prompts readers to seek out hidden animals like foxes and Gila monsters taking refuge from the hot sun. Look closely under rocks and plants to find the shade seekers.

Whether or not they are reading yet, children are sure to love this multitiered pop-up book, teeming with gorgeously illustrated saguaro cacti, birds of prey, and other Sonoran Desert mainstays.

Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Cutest Critter

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$14.95

Baby critters are soft and cuddly, but which is the cutest? Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer poses this question, leading readers on a heartwarming journey to find The Cutest Critter. Stan Tekiela's adorable photographs provide plenty of choices, but by story's end there is just one answer. Stan and Marion's other collaborations both won Mom's Choice Awards. The Cutest Critter is sure to become another family favorite. Share it with someone you love, and introduce them to the wonders of nature.

Publication Date: 
2010-01-11
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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
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Daughters of the Earth

$18.99

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
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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
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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
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Dragonflys Tale

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$6.95

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
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Edible & Medicinal Plants Rockies due sept 2019

$24.95

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
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Flute Player

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$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
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Flying Home

$24.99

As you hopscotch with Craig Childs and his pilot friend Neal Schwieterman from one tiny mesa-top landing strip to another in a 1946 Cessna, your perspective will alternate between hawk's-eye panoramas of the Plateau in all its pattern and splendor and on-the-ground visits to intriguing locations.  Come aboard and fly directly into the heart of the Colorado Plateau.

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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
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Forest Bright Forest Night

$7.95

Count the animals in the forest! See who is awake in the day and sleeps at night, and who is awake all night, and sleeps during the day!

Publication Date: 
2007-03-01
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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
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Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau

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$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
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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
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Goat in the Rug

$7.99

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
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Guide to Geology Mesa Verde

$5.99

Although most of the thousands of visitors to Mesa Verde National Park are attracted by the archaeology sites, the spectacular scenery certainly enhances the enjoyment of this area. Broken into two sections this book provides first, a road log with brief descriptions of the geology at many viewpoints. The second section contains a more detailed geologic history of the region from some two billion years ago to the present, along with the explanation of some of the basic geological processes at work. References are given throughout the road log too more detailed discussion of specific topics in the second section of the text.  A geological map of Mesa Verde accompanies this book.

Publication Date: 
1999-09-30
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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
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