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Indian Givers

Indian Givers
$16.00

An utterly compelling story of how the cultural, social, and political practices of Native americans transformed the way life is lived around the world. Now available with a new introduction by beloved author Jack Weatherford.

"Remarkable...Weatherford is certainly right in his central thesis: that we have underrated and ignored the contributions of American Indians to the world's economy and culture".—Los Angeles Times

Publication Date: 
2010-08-03

Knots on a Counting Rope

Knots on a Counting Rope
$7.99

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: 
2016-01-08

Leaving Mesa Verde

Leaving Mesa Verde
$39.95

It is one of the great mysteries in the archaeology of the Americas: the depopulation of the northern Southwest in the late thirteenth-century AD. Considering the numbers of people affected, the distances moved, the permanence of the departures, the severity of the surrounding conditions, and the human suffering and culture change that accompanied them, the abrupt conclusion to the farming way of life in this region is one of the greatest disruptions in recorded history.

Emerging from the paleoenvironmental and archaeological investigations of fifteen scientists is a highly pertinent story of conflict and disruption influenced by climate change, environmental degradation, and social rigidity. The overall picture that results from these scientific contributions recognizes an era having witnessed a competition between differing social and economic organizations, in which selective migration was considerably hastened by severe climatic, environmental, and social upheaval.

Publication Date: 
2012-02-01

Life in a Pueblo

Life in a Pueblo
$8.95

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

Listening Woman

Listening Woman
$9.99

"Hillerman's mysteries are special . . . Listening Woman is among the best."-- Washington Post

The third novel in New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman's highly acclaimed Leaphorn and Chee series.

The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human.

Now the solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man's secrets--and in the shocking events of a hundred years past. To ignore the warnings of a venerable seer, however, might be reckless foolishness when Leaphorn's investigation leads him farther away from the comprehensible . . . and closer to the most brutally violent confrontation of his career.

Publication Date: 
2010-05-25

Living and Leaving

Living and Leaving
$60.00

Understanding the question of where and why the Ancient Puebloans of the Northern San Juan Region in the American Southwest departed after more than 700 years of residency, has been 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. 

Publication Date: 
2015-04-02

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.

Marietta Wetherill

Marietta Wetherill
$24.95

First published in 1992 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this is a firsthand account of life at a famous archaeological ruin. Married to Richard Wetherill, the rancher and amateur archaeologist who ran a trading post in Chaco Canyon from 1896 until he was murdered by a Navajo in 1910, Marietta Wetherill got to know her Navajo neighbors as intimately as an Anglo could. While Richard was excavating at Pueblo Bonito, Marietta managed the trading post. She befriended a singer who adopted her into his clan and gave her a close-up view of Navajo medicine and religion.

Publication Date: 
1997-09-01

Mesa Verde First 100 Years

Mesa Verde First 100 Years
$21.95

In 2006 Mesa Verde celebrated its first century as a National Park. This book celebrates the park as a whole: From its surprising eighteenth-century discovery to the establishment of the park (thanks to a group of nineteenth-century women) to the inspiration it has sparked in the likes of Willa Cather and Ann Zwinger. Beautifully illustrated with historic and full-color photos and filled with modern essays and fascinating historic extracts, Mesa Verde National Park is both a keepsake and a wealth of information on a beloved National Park and World Cultural Heritage Site.

Publication Date: 
2006-04-01

Mesa Verde Life/Earth/Sky

Mesa Verde Life/Earth/Sky
$13.99

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
$18.95

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
$29.95

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
$14.99

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

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)

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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

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