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Knitting the National Parks

Knitting the National Parks
$35.00

Knit unique beanies inspired by the jaw-dropping and unique landscapes from each of the 63 US National Parks.

From the brightly colored pebbles of Lake McDonald in Montana's Glacier National Park to the regal granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome in California's Yosemite Valley, the US National Parks contain some of the most recognizable and iconic natural landmarks in the world. Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates.

Beanies range from simple beanie constructions to more challenging stitch patterns such as the two-color crossovers inspired by South Dakota's Badlands or the multiple cable designs inspired by New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. Clear charts, easy-to-read keys, and thorough instructions help any knitter, whether beginner or experienced, through these gratifying projects. Show your love and appreciation of our national parks with these beautiful and practical beanie projects you can wear any time or any place.

63 KNITTING PATTERNS: Every US National Park is celebrated with a unique beanie design, including the newly designated park New River Gorge in West Virginia

BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED: Each pattern is accompanied by photos of the finished beanie and gorgeous images of the park's landscapes that inspired it

INSPIRED BY NATURE: Learn about each national park's unique fauna, flora, and landscapes that inspired each original beanie, from the Painted Wall in Colorado's Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the Salt Flats in California Death Valley

EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the 63 beanies knitting patterns have been tested and verified and offer clear charts so that knitters of every skill level can knit a beanie in no time

Publication Date: 
2022-08-30

Knots on a Counting Rope

Knots on a Counting Rope
$8.99

By the warmth of a campfire beneath a starry night sky, a Navajo youth named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses listens to the tale of his birth from his grandfather. Although blind, the boy learns that he has the strength to cope with his condition and meet any challenge that comes his way.

"The powerful, spare, poetic text is done full justice by Rand's fine full-color illustrations...The love, hope, and courage expressed are universal."-- Booklist(starred review)

Publication Date: 
1997-09-15

Kokopelli's Flute

Kokopelli's Flute
$7.99

THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE.
Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents. But he could never have imagined what would happen to him on the night of a lunar eclipse, when he finds a bone flute left behind by grave robbers. Tep falls under the spell of a powerful ancient magic that traps him at night in the body of an animal.
Only by unraveling the mysteries of Picture House can Tep save himself and his desperately ill mother. Does the enigmatic old Indian who calls himself Cricket hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the past? And can Tep find the answers in time?

Publication Date: 
2005-07-01

Laymans Field Guide to Ancestral Puebloan Pottery

Laymans Field Guide to Ancestral Puebloan Pottery
$16.00

"This guide is intended to serve as a layman's aid in identifying the remnants of ancient pottery which still litter the surface of the canyons, mesas, and flats of the Northern San Juan/Mesa Verde region, and as a brief primer on the subject of prehistoric pottery classification.  Identifying a pottery sherd, and therefore its age, leads to recognition of the cultural phase of the remarkable Ancestral Puebloans who fired it...producing ceramic art through time while prevailing in wilderness...long centuries before Columbus set sail on his voyage to discovery". —Preface

"Although this guide was compiled, written, and designed as a packable field guide to help laymen identify sherds of prehistoric pottery which are scattered across public lands, it is emphatically not the author's intention to promote or condone the collection or removal of pottery sherds from public land". —Louis A. Crane, Author

Publication Date: 
2019-11-25

Life in a Pueblo

Life in a Pueblo
$9.95

The sprawling adobe structures known as pueblos provide safe, communal dwellings for entire villages of Southwest peoples. Life in a Pueblo uses remarkable photographs, beautiful artistic renderings, and clear text to explore the daily lives of the groups known collectively as the pueblo peoples.

Children will be fascinated to learn about: constructing a pueblo, daily interactions among a pueblo’s inhabitants, the roles of men, women, and children, the farming lifestyle and, the different spiritual beliefs of pueblo peoples.

Publication Date: 
2003-03-01

Living and Leaving

Living and Leaving
$35.00

The Mesa Verde migrations in the thirteenth century were an integral part of a transformative period that forever changed the course of Pueblo history. For more than seven hundred years, Pueblo people lived in the Northern San Juan region of the U.S. Southwest. Yet by the end of the 1200s, tens of thousands of Pueblo people had left the region. Understanding how it happened and where they went are enduring questions central to Southwestern archaeology.

Much of the focus on this topic has been directed at understanding the role of climate change, drought, violence, and population pressure. The role of social factors, particularly religious change and sociopolitical organization, are less well understood. Bringing together multiple lines of evidence, including settlement patterns, pottery exchange networks, and changes in ceremonial and civic architecture, this book takes a historical perspective that naturally forefronts the social factors underlying the depopulation of Mesa Verde.

Author Donna M. Glowacki shows how "living and leaving" were experienced across the region and what role differing stressors and enablers had in causing emigration. The author's analysis explains how different histories and contingencies--which were shaped by deeply rooted eastern and western identities, a broad-reaching Aztec-Chaco ideology, and the McElmo Intensification--converged, prompting everyone to leave the region. This book will be of interest to southwestern specialists and anyone interested in societal collapse, transformation, and resilience.

Living the Ancient Southwest

Living the Ancient Southwest
$29.99

How did Southwestern peoples make a living in the vast arid reaches of the Great Basin? When and why did violence erupt in the Mesa Verde region? Who were the Fremont people? How do some Hopis view Chaco Canyon? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Living the Ancient Southwest.

In this illustrated anthology, readers will discover chapters written over the past several decades by anthropologist-writers. They speak about the beauty and originality of Mimbres pottery, the rock paintings in Canyon de Chelly, the history of the Wupatki Navajos, O'odham songs describing ancient trails to the Pacific Coast, and other subjects relating to the deep indigenous history and culture of the American Southwest.

Publication Date: 
2014-12-08

Living the Sky

Living the Sky
$24.95

Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it.  Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. 

Publication Date: 
1987-05-15

Map Colorado Plateau

Map Colorado Plateau
$8.95

The Colorado Plateau spreads over Utah, western Colorado, Northern Arizona and New Mexico and is the home to the greatest collection of National Parks on earth! This unique guide and map features over 40 National Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas and millions of acres of public lands. Each park is discussed with visitor services, activities, web sites and reservation phone numbers listed. The 26" X 36" shaded relief map reflects the commitment of Time Traveler Maps to "take maps to new dimensions" and offers a new folding method allowing its reader the ability to read both sides of the map without flipping it over.

Publication Date: 
1999-12-01

Map Four Corners Trail of the Ancients

Map Four Corners Trail of the Ancients
$11.95


This waterproof, tear-resistant, travel map strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is ideal for a wide range of travelers. At the center of the map is the Four Corners Monument, where visitors can stand on the only spot in the United States where four states meet. The map includes a detailed road network and areas of interests including; Indian Reservations, National Parks, Forests, and Monuments, recreation areas, archaeological and historic sites, museums, scenic areas, geotourism locations, and other points of interest. The map also features important travel tips and beautiful photographs showcasing some of many ways travelers can experience this enchanted landscape.

Map size; folded 4.25" x 9.25", unfolded 26" x 38"

Map scale 1:758,930

Map Hillerman Indian Country

Map Hillerman Indian Country
$19.95

Time Traveler Maps announces a new edition of the popular Hillerman Indian Country Map & Guide. This companion map features a 36”x 28” illustrated map highlighting the works of both Tony and Anne Hillerman. Over 80 plot locations and descriptions from 20 different Chee, Leaphorn, and Manuelito mysteries allow the reader to follow each mystery as they unfold.

Publication Date: 
2002-11-01

Map Indian Country

Map Indian Country
$6.95

AAA's Indian Country Map is one of the best maps you'll ever find for the Four Corners Region. This is the area encompassing northern Arizona, southern Utah, southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The map includes National Parks and Monuments, recreation areas, campgrounds, tribal lands and other points of interests. The Indian Country Map dares to show you the dirt roads in this beautiful and rugged region!

The back side of the map includes a mini version of a guide book with numbers depicting points of interest complete with a quick description of each and contact information where applicable. You'll also find a guide to the Native American tribes found in this very rich area.

Mesa Verde Life/Earth/Sky

Mesa Verde Life/Earth/Sky
$15.99

Author Susan Lamb demonstrates an exceptional interprative knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans, in this stunningly beautiful photographic reference for Mesa Verde National Park. Insightful and heartfelt narratives detailing the park's natural and human histories allows readers to explore some of the mysteries of Mesa Verde. Also includes detailed maps of the park and region. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book are donated to Mesa Verde National Park.

Publication Date: 
2001-04-01

Mesa Verde Shadows of the Centuries

Mesa Verde Shadows of the Centuries
$19.99

Originally published in 1988, Mesa Verde National Park: Shadows of the Centuries is an engaging and artfully illustrated history of an enigmatic assemblage of canyons and mesas tucked into the southwestern corner of Colorado. Duane A. Smith recounts the dramatic 1888 "discovery" of the cliff dwellings and other Anasazi ruins and the ensuing twenty-year campaign to preserve them. Smith also details the resulting creation of a national park in 1906 and assesses the impact of more recent developments - railroads and highways, air pollution, and the growing significance of tourism - on the park's financial and ecological vitality. This revised and completely redesigned edition includes more than 50 illustrations and will be enjoyed by readers interested in environmental, Western, and Colorado history.

Publication Date: 
2002-11-26

Mesa Verde Story Behind Scenery

Mesa Verde Story Behind Scenery
$11.95

Mesa Verde, The Story Behind the Scenery, provides a sensitive and balanced look at the cliff dwellings--nestled in cliff alcoves and somehow shrouded in mystery--that are synonymous with Mesa Verde National Park. The legacy of the Ancestral Puebloan culture, formerly referred to a the Anasazi, is documented in detail in this enchanting book, providing a window into the forces that shaped the civilization over some 10,000 years.

An exciting and lavishly illustrated book, Mesa Verde, The Story Behind the Scenery, details not only the native American cultural phenomena, but gifts the reader with a view the passion behind the creation of this only "cultural park" in the National Park system.

Publication Date: 
1993-01-01

Mesa Verde World

Mesa Verde World
$29.99

Mesa Verde, with its stunning landscapes and cliff dwellings, evokes all the romance of American archaeology. It has intrigued researchers and visitors for more than a century. But "Mesa Verde" represents more than cliff dwellings--its peoples created a culture that thrived for a thousand years in Southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah. Archaeologists have discovered dozens of long-buried hamlets and villages spread for miles across the Great Sage Plain west and north of Mesa Verde. Only lately have these sites begun to reveal their secrets.

In recent decades, archaeologists have been working intensively in the Mesa Verde region to build the story of its ancestral Pueblo inhabitants. The Mesa Verde World showcases new findings about the region's prehistory, environment, and archaeological history, from newly discovered reservoir systems on Mesa Verde to astronomical alignments at Yellow Jacket Pueblo. Key topics include farming, settlement, sacred landscapes, cosmology and astronomy, rock art, warfare, migration, and contemporary Pueblo perspectives.

Publication Date: 
2006-05-01

Mesa Verde/Yucca House Complete Guide

Mesa Verde/Yucca House Complete Guide
$19.99

Two former Mesa Verde Park Rangers collaborated to provide visitors with the most comprehensive guide to both Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument. This guide book is intended to help visitors explore the park and monument to their maximum; intellectually, spiritually, physically and photographically. It contains easy-to-follow maps, schedules and information designed to make your stay at Mesa Verde more pleasurable at any time of the year. Additionally, the information on hiking trails, natural history and archaeological sites will be invaluable to all visitors.

Top spiral bound for ease of use. 8 x 5.5

Mesa Verdes Hidden Landscape

Mesa Verdes Hidden Landscape
$25.99

This book is based on a cultural landscape inventory of Mesa Verde National Park's early development. The landscapes described in this book are historic designed landscapes – a landscape that was consciously designed or laid out by a landscape architect, master gardener, architect, or horticulturist according to design principle. The headquarters loop at Mesa Verde is considered an historic designed cultural landscape because it is connected with an historically important person, Jesse Nusbaum; the activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps; and the 1930s movement of national park master planning.

This book is created out of a deep interest and respect for those who have endeavored to undertake the often difficult task of making national park resources available to the public while protecting the resources themselves. Contains 22 maps and more than 100 historic black and white photographs.

Publication Date: 
2007-01-01

National Parks of the USA

National Parks of the USA
$30.00

"...a surefire way to get your kiddos excited for the journey ahead." --The Everymom

Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks.

*A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)*


Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed, this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley, and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.

Divided by region (East, Central, Rocky Mountains, West, Tropics, and Alaska), a pictographic map at the start of each section shows the locations of the parks to be covered. Each park is introduced by a stunning, poster-worthy illustration of one of its scenes and a summary of its makeup, followed by individual illustrations of the animals and plants that make their homes there.

Captions provide captivating information about the wildlife. Did you know that Everglades National Park is home to marsh rabbits who paddle through its swamps searching for herbs, flowers, and other plants to nibble on? Or that the pronghorn antelope of Badlands National Park are the continent's fastest land animals, sprinting up to 60 miles per hour to escape predators like bobcats and coyotes?

A "Can you spot this...?" page at the back challenges you to find a pictured critter or plant for every letter of the alphabet.

The parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royale, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.

A book to be treasured by children and adults alike, National Parks of the USA serves to inspire the adventuring naturalist in all of us.

Brimming with facts, activities, and beautiful illustrations, the National Parks of the USA series of books immerses young people in the wonders of America's outdoors. Learn about the wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, and rare plants that inhabit these precious outdoor spaces. Celebrate these beautiful and rare locations, and be awed by the diversity and grandeur of the national parks' living landscapes.

Also in the series: National Parks of the USA: Activity Book and National Parks of the USA Postcards.

Publication Date: 
2018-07-03

Native American Testimony

Native American Testimony
$21.00

In a series of powerful and moving documents, anthropologist Peter Nabokov presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes and told through Indian voices: a record spanning more than five hundred years of interchange between the two peoples.  Drawing from a wide range of sources—traditional narratives, Indian autobiographies, government transcripts, firsthand interviews, and more—Nabokov has assembled a remarkably rich and vivid collection, represnting nothing less than an alternative history of North America.

Beginning with the INdian's first encounters with the earliest explorers, traders, missionaries, settlers, and soldiers and continuing to the present, Native American Testimony presents an authentic, challenging picture of an important, tragic, and frequently misunderstood aspect of American history.

Publication Date: 
1999-12-01

Native Harvest

Native Harvest
$7.99

Abundant harvests in the arid Southwest. It's easier than it looks when you use native varieties accustomed to the drought and heat. This book is the best first step to your own authentic southwestern garden. Features step-by-step instructions for plants such as corn, beans, squash, and many other beautiful and delicious food plants.

Publication Date: 
2006-01-01

Native North America

Native North America
$21.95

With abundant photographs, more than 160 in color, Native North America illustrates tribal life, sacred arenas, spiritual traditions, and artifacts of the indigenous people of North America, from the Inuit of the Canadian north to the Navajo of the American southwest.

Beginning with a brief history of Native Americans, Larry Zimmerman and Brian Molyneaux explore individual culture areas, region by region. They discuss Native American spiritual observances, including personal and communal rituals, initiation rites, and curing ceremonies. Through descriptions of the powwow, rites of passage, plant rituals, oral storytelling, dreams, the ghost dance, and the drum, the authors provide a sensitive introduction to Native American spiritual traditions and examine issues that face Native Americans today.

Publication Date: 
2000-10-15

Native Peoples of the SW

Native Peoples of the SW
$39.95

This comprehensive look at Native American groups in the southwestern United States is one of the first to provide both ethnographic research and Native American viewpoints. Included are chapters on the Pueblos, the Hopi, and the Zuni; the Pimans, the Yaqui, and the River Yumans; the Upland Yumans, the Apache, the Navajo, and the Southern Paiute. It explores each group's environmental adaptation, linguistic affiliation, social organization, history, world view, material culture, and ceremonial institutions. Native Americans speak about contemporary issues such as the repatriation of sacred objects, reservation gambling, preservation of native plants, and the philosophy behind tribal colleges.


"The combination of a scholarly and lyrical style makes Native Peoples of the Southwest highly informative and a pleasure to read. Reminiscent in its historical truthfulness of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, this is a scholarly text that American Indians would want for their own children's higher education. And a must read for non-Indians who want to understand the true history of Southwestern American Indians. Native Peoples of the Southwest authoritatively answers why Indian people persistently and proudly are committed to preserving and maintaining their language, culture, and traditions within a society that nearly annihilated them, and provides hope that those who read it will join American Indians in cherishing and supporting the preservation of these living cultural treasures that bless this great land known for a short historical time as America."--Glenn Johnson, M. Ed. (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

Publication Date: 
2000-09-01

Natures Yucky

Natures Yucky
$10.00

Did you know that honey is really bee barf? That grizzly bears sometimes eat rotting meat? Or that turkey vultures poop on their own feet? Nature's Yucky uses kids' natural fascination with the stinky, the gross, and the icky to help them learn more about wild animals and why critters behave as they do.
Younger children will love having the book read to them, while older children and adults will also enjoy the "Animal Facts" section in the back, which has more in-depth information on the featured animals. Kids of all ages will get a kick out of learning to identify the droppings of various animals by making (and eating!) "scat cookies." Lovely watercolor illustrations balance out the "yuckiness," reminding us that nature is not just disgusting, but beautiful, too.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-15

Navajo Rugs Essential Guide

Navajo Rugs Essential Guide
$17.95

An introduction to collecting and caring for Navajo rugs and woven art

Publication Date: 
1999-04-25

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