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Native North America

Native North America
$19.95

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

Natures Yucky

Natures Yucky
$10.99

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
$15.95

For twenty-one years Navajo Rugs has been the essential text for anyone interested in this fascinating art form. This second revised edition includes up-to-date photographs of all the major rug styles, a concise discussion of the history of the art, an outline of the process of making rugs from raising the wool to weaving it, and frank discussions on how to choose and care for quality rugs.

Publication Date: 
1999-04-25

Navajo Weapon

Navajo Weapon
$16.95

Based on first-person accounts and Marine Corps documents, and featuring the original code dictionary, Navajo Weapon tells how the code talkers created a unique code within a code, served their country in combat, and saved American lives.  It relates the events of nine key battles of the South Pacific, including Bougainville, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Saipan, Guam, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima.

"A gripping account of Navajo Tribal men who...created the only unbreakable code in modern military history!" - Lee Cannon, Past President, 4th Marine Divison

Publication Date: 
2002-04-01

Night Skies of the American Southwest

Night Skies of the American Southwest
Night Skies of the American Southwest
$19.99

"In the United States, a great many of the best places to see the night sky in its full glory, especially its crown jewel the Milky Way, are found on our public lands of the American Southwest.  Above our National Parks and Monuments, above our National Recreation and Conservations Areas, above most of the wild places and open spaces far from cities and large urban areas, the sky is dark and the stars are so abundant than they can be overwhelming".  

Christopher K. Eaton is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker, living and working on the Colorado Plateau.  In the fall of 2017 Chris was an Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde National Park where he captured stunning images of Ancestral Puebloan dwellings bathed by the ancient light of distant stars.

Night Sky Planisphere

Night Sky Planisphere
$11.99

The Night Sky is a rotating star finder (planisphere) that allows the user to recognize the constellations for any time of night, any day of the year. The sky appears to rotate (due to the rotation and orbital motion of the earth), so to be successful recognizing the constellations a beginner needs to know which stars are above the horizon at any time.

This is the full-sized version of The Night Sky suitable for the 30°-40° latitude zone (southern half of the US, North Africa, Middle East, etc.). 

Our Trip to Mesa Verde 1922

Our Trip to Mesa Verde 1922
$8.95

Four adventuresome young college ladies decided in 1922 to walk from Ouray through Dove Creek and Cortez to Mesa Verde, returning via Lake City. Photographs and illustrations of their trip are included in this little book.

Publication Date: 
1997-12-01

Painted Reflections

Painted Reflections
$37.50

PAINTED REFLECTIONS examines design in Ancestral Pueblo pottery from various museum collections in the Southwest. The concept of isomeric design is based on an analogy with isomers in chemistry, which refers to compounds that are chemically identical but have mirror-image structures. The authors, an archaeologist and an art historian, use isomeric design to describe the use of paired forms that can be perceived as reversible on painted pottery. This book provides a new and fascinating perspective on Pueblo art and culture. Presenting one hundred examples of Pueblo pottery from various museum collections in the Southwest, PAINTED REFLECTIONS takes a closer look at the psychology, history, and cultural significance of this unique aspect of Ancestral Pueblo painting, providing fascinating insights into the very foundations of Pueblo culture.

Publication Date: 
2018-10-31

Passport Jr Ranger

Passport Jr Ranger
$14.95

The Passport To Your National Parks® Junior Ranger Edition is perfect for every young traveler interested in exploring, learning and protecting our National Parks. Developed in collaboration with the National Park Service the Junior Ranger Passport is full of vibrant illustrations and interactive educational content.  Featuring 100 pages with designated areas to stamp your book with official park cancellations and specially designed Junior Ranger cancellations.  Includes a free set of colorful park themed stickers.

Dimensions: 9" x 7"

Playing Cards Night Sky

Playing Cards Night Sky
$5.95

Play cards and learn about constellations!

Play your favorite card games while studying the constellations. Based on the award-winning Night Sky field guide by Jonathan Poppele, this gorgeous deck of playing cards features 52 different constellations, and each suit represents a different season. So you'll know what to look for and when to look for it. The deck can also be used as flash cards. Learning the constellations has never been so much fun!

Publication Date: 
2010-01-11

Pocket Guide Colorado Wildlife

Pocket Guide Colorado Wildlife
$7.95

The majestic state mammal, the bighorn sheep, is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Centennial State. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies/insects and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Publication Date: 
2018-04-09

Pocket Guide Edible Wild Plants

Pocket Guide Edible Wild Plants
$7.95

Some wild edible plants have poisonous look-alikes, and it is important to know the difference when harvesting. Edible Wild Plants is a simplified guide to familiar and widespread species of edible berries, nuts, leaves and roots found in North America. This beautifully illustrated guide identifies over 100 familiar species and includes information on how to harvest their edible parts. It also includes a section on dangerous poisonous plants to avoid that have contact poisons that can blister skin. This convenient guide is a portable source of practical information and ideal for field use.

Publication Date: 
2018-01-23

Pocket Guide Medicinal Plants

Pocket Guide Medicinal Plants
$7.95

This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and backcountry maladies. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories based on the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate. It also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. This indispensable guide is an excellent source of essential information for hikers and campers of all ages.

Publication Date: 
2017-11-16

Pocket Guide Night Sky 2nd Edition

Pocket Guide Night Sky 2nd Edition
$7.95

This simplified guide to the night sky includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. Simply shine a flashlight on the charts to illuminate them and then use your fingers to walk between major star groups. Laminated for durability, this indispensable pocket reference is ideal for astronomers of all ages. Made in the USA.

Publication Date: 
2017-08-15

Postcard Book Mesa Verde

Postcard Book Mesa Verde
$4.99

Share the splendor and beauty of Mesa Verde National Park this postcard book. Each of the 30 postcards features a captivating image of Mesa Verde with text describing the photograph.  Cards are perforated to remove and mail or scrapbook.  

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01

Postcard Book Peaks Plateaus & Canyons of the Grand Circle

Postcard Book Peaks Plateaus & Canyons of the Grand Circle
$6.99

Contains 33 postcards of the Grand Circle, which is a 1,400 mile area encompassing the four corner states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Within the Circle are more than a dozen National Park Service areas, a Navajo Tribal Park, and many state parks and historic sites.

Prelude to Tapestries in Stone

Prelude to Tapestries in Stone
$39.99

This book is the most up-to-date interpretation of one of the largest cliff dwellings in North America, Cliff Palace. Water seeping into Cliff Palace in late November 1995 threatened the integrity of the site. Part of the mitigation plan included architectural documentation of the most threatened areas in Courtyard Complexes M and J during the winter of 1995-96. This architectural documentation study revealed that there were 151 rooms, 75 other architectural spaces, and 21 kivas in Cliff Palace from AD 1278-1280. Only 25 of the rooms had hearths, implying that they were the only ones used as living rooms. The author thinks these were the residential quarters of a small caretaker population of 25-30 households. Other rooms and open areas may have been used by people who came from other areas and used Cliff Palace for only a short period each year. Included with this report is a full color poster map of Cliff Palace.

Pueblo Food Experience

Pueblo Food Experience
$24.95

The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook is an original cookbook by, for, and about the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. This cookbook is a product of the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, founded by Roxanne Swentzell at Santa Clara Pueblo. Its goal is to promote healing and balance by returning to the original foodways of the Pueblo peoples. The precontact, indigenous diet emphasizes chemical-free meat, fowl, fish and a wide variety of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Buffalo Tamales, Blue Corn Cakes, and Rabbit Stew are just a few of the unique and delicious Pueblo recipes. Five thought-provoking essays contribute to the understanding of Pueblo history and culture. Though written in the Tewa Pueblo of Santa Clara, indigenous peoples everywhere and anyone interested in learning about Pueblo culture and food will delight in this book.

Publication Date: 
2016-09-15

Puebloan Ruins Southwest

Puebloan Ruins Southwest
$39.99

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers a complete picture of Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through twenty-five hundred years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

Aerial and ground photographs, over 325 in color, and sixty settlement plans provide an armchair trip to ruins that are open to the public and that may be visited or viewed from nearby. Included, too, are the living pueblos from Taos in north central New Mexico along the Rio Grande Valley to Isleta, and westward through Acoma and Zuni to the Hopi pueblos in Arizona.

In addition to the architecture of the ruins, Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest gives a detailed overview of the Pueblo Indians' lifestyles including their spiritual practices, food, clothing, shelter, physical appearance, tools, government, water management, trade, ceramics, and migrations.

Publication Date: 
2006-05-31

Richard Wetherill Anasazi

Richard Wetherill Anasazi
$29.99

Anasazi, the Navajos' name for the Ancient Ones who preceded them into the Southwest, is the nickname of Richard Wetherill, who devoted his life to a search for remains of these vanished peoples. He discovered the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and Kiet Siel and the Basket Maker sites at Grand Gulch, Utah, and at Chaco Canyon he initiated the excavation of Pueblo Bonito, the largest prehistoric ruin in the United States. His discoveries are among the most important ever made by an American archaeologist.

Publication Date: 
1974-04-01

Roadside Geology Colorado

Roadside Geology Colorado
$26.00

The third edition of this popular guide is now even better it's full color. Colorado's multihued rocks from white and red sandstones to green shales and pink granites are vividly splashed across the pages in stunning color photographs. Detailed color maps and diagrams clearly distill the state's complex bedrock geology. Updated text includes information about new discoveries, such as the mastodons and other Pleistocene fossils found at Snowmass, and new parks, such as Chimney Rock National Monument. Roadside Geology of Colorado is a must-have for any Colorado rock enthusiast.

Publication Date: 
2014-06-15

Scout Moore Colorado Plateau

Scout Moore Colorado Plateau
$15.95

Scout is a JUNIOR RANGER EXTRAORDINAIRE.  She loves camping, road-tripping, and exploring new places. Scout and her family set out to discover the wonders of the Colorado Plateau: peaks, parks, dwellings, arches…and dinosaurs. Along the way, they find something unexpected—new friends for all.

Scout Moore, Junior Ranger: On the Colorado Plateau takes readers on an outdoor adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved parks, forests, and public lands: Grand Canyon, Arches, Bryce, Mesa Verde, Dinosaur, Zion, Capitol Reef, Dixie N National Forest, and beyond!

Sharing the Skies

Sharing the Skies
$15.95

Sharing the Skies provides a look at traditional Navajo astronomy, including their constellations and the unique way in which Navajo people view the cosmos and their place within it. In addition, this book offers a comparison of the Navajo astronomy with the Greek (Western) perceptions. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings from a Navajo artist and scientifically enhanced with NASA photography.

Publication Date: 
2010-03-01

Soul Would Have No Rainbow

Soul Would Have No Rainbow
$12.00

Sayings of time-honored truth and contemporary wisdom from the Native American tribes.

"Proverbs are time-honored truths which condense the collected wisdom and experience of a people and their culture.  If you want to know a people, the saying goes, know their poverbs" - Preface, Guy A. Zona

Publication Date: 
1994-04-25

Southwestern Indian Designs

Southwestern Indian Designs
$6.95

This outstanding collection of 250 images by artist Madeleine Orban-Szontagh accurately depicts the bold designs of Indian arts and crafts of the American Southwest.  Clearly drawn in detail, easily reproducible, all copyright-free, they will provide artists and craftspeople with a rich and inexpensive resource of authentic motifs for use in many different types of projects.

The designs have been taken from Hopi ceremonial dress, Zuni shields, Anasazi pottery, Navajo jewelry and rugs, and many other sources.  This fascinating collection is one that designers and craftspeople will find essential for their design libraries.

Publication Date: 
1992-01-28

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