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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
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House of Rain

$16.00

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
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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
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I Am Wild

$5.99

This book about wildlife in our national parks will delight young and old, with interesting facts about each animal and lavish full-color illustrations on every page.

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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
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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
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Improve Your Survival Skills

$5.99

Expert advice that combines tips and techniques with test exercises and practice ideas.

Publication Date: 
2008-03-06
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Indian Designs

$10.95

Patternsized illustrations of designs suitable for quilts, clothing, embroidery. Each with the source identified.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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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
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Jabber the Steller's Jay

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$16.99

Meet Jabber, a Steller's jay born in the spring in a nest of pine twigs and mud. When summer comes, she grows feathers and learns to fly, just in time for the cold season ahead. With beautiful illustrations by Diane Iverson, Jabber the Steller's Jay takes the reader through the first year of Jabber's life as she learns to survive along with the other animals who live in the ponderosa pine forest of the US Southwest with her. Includes a pictorial glossary of many of the forest animals that Jabber meets, including a red-tailed hawk, a tassel-eared squirrel, a porcupine, and a mountain lion.

Publication Date: 
2017-04-04
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Listening Woman

$9.99

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. 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
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Little Creek

$7.99

Enter the magic world of riparian areas where one little creek provides shelter to a host of plants and animals. Through the beautiful prose of Jennifer Ward and the loving illustrations of Julie Scott, see what can happen when a group of determined children find the creek and restore it to its original riparian magic.

Publication Date: 
2005-01-01
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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
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Living the Ancient Southwest

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$24.95

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
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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
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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
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Map Durango Cortez TI00000144

$11.95

This durable, waterproof, tear-resistant, topographic map was created through collaborative research among the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and others. The map will guide you throughout your recreation or adventure in the area, regardless of the season. Featuring a wide variety trails, adventure points of interest, campgrounds/campsites, ski areas, rock climbing and fishing areas, and more.The map's coverage includes San Juan National Forest, Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir and Recreation Area, Animas River and Valley, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and Durango Mountain Ski Area.

Map size; folded 4" x 7.5", unfolded 25.5" x 37.75 "

Map scale 1:63,360

Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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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

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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
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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.

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