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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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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
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Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers

$7.99

Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

Publication Date: 
2010-02-01
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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
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Mesa Verde Life/Earth/Sky

$11.95

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
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Mesa Verde Park Smarts for Kids

$7.95

Explore your knowledge of Mesa Verde National Park with this fun activity book!  Color pictures, solve puzzles and connect-the-dots, search and find objects that you may see in the park and much more.  Inside are 24 pages of fun things to do:  crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, and more.

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Mesa Verde Shadows of the Centuries

$18.99

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
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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
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Mesa Verde World

$24.99

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
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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

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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
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

$11.95

This stunningly beautiful, oversized (10x13) book is lavishly illustrated with breathtaking color imagery by American's leading landscape photographers. In addition to the stunning photography, the book also includes detailed maps of the park and region and insightful, heartfelt narratives detailing the park's natural and human histories.

"The Navajo Nation may look like America, but once you enter its boundaries, you are traveling through a sovereign nation, with its own laws and ways of doing things. Remember that you are guest of the Navajo Nation and act accordingly. Take your cue from the people you meet."Nicky Leach, Author

Publication Date: 
2005-04-01
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Monument Valley Story Behind Scenery

$11.95

Here is the story of the Navajo who live there, the Gouldings who established the trading post, and Josef Muench who as young photographer took his very first color photo there in 1937. This 9 x 12 book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this National Park for your enjoyment.

Publication Date: 
2001-01-01
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National Audubon Society Field Guide

$22.95

Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, this field guide is a must for every resident and visitor in the Southwest.  This compact volume includes:

  • any easy-to-use field guide for identifying more than 1,00 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
  • a complete overview of the southwestern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, roacks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
  • an extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife sancturaries, with detail descirptions and visitor informaiton for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
Publication Date: 
1999-09-21
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National Parks of the USA

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$30.00

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

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

Publication Date: 
2018-07-03
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National Parks of Utah

$11.95

This stunningly beautiful, oversized (10x13) book is lavishly illustrated with breathtaking color imagery by American's leading landscape photographers. In addition to the stunning photography, the book also includes detailed maps of the park and region and insightful, heartfelt narratives detailing the park's natural and human histories.

"These parks do not exist in isolation. They are simply headliners in an all-star cast of public lands- national monuments, national forests, wilderness areas, and state parks- that cover 11 million acres of the 83 million acre Colorado Plateau, the mile high geological province that contains the Colorado River System and encompasses parts of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado." — Nicky Leach, Author

Publication Date: 
2002-04-01
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Native American Testimony

$20.00

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
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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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Native North America

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$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
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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.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Navajo Rugs Essential Guide

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$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
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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
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Night Skies of the American Southwest

$19.99

"In the United Staes, a great many of the best places to see the night sky in its full glory, especially its crown jewel the Mikly 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.

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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.). 

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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
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