Long Journey From Wikame

Long Journey From Wikame

by Roy Purcell
     
 

This unique volume could be treasured for the beautiful artwork alone. The poem woven within tells of the artist's encounter with the Hualapai of the Mohave, the People of the Wikame. In legends and dreams an elder of the tribe tells the story of his peoples' origins, their history, religion, and way of life from their beginnings to the present day. A poignant,

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This unique volume could be treasured for the beautiful artwork alone. The poem woven within tells of the artist's encounter with the Hualapai of the Mohave, the People of the Wikame. In legends and dreams an elder of the tribe tells the story of his peoples' origins, their history, religion, and way of life from their beginnings to the present day. A poignant, sad, and sometimes mystical history haunts the people who once roamed over the vast, dry expanse of the Southwest's largest desert.Their struggle to survive and thrive, first in this harsh land and later with the invasion of strange and foreign people leaves them clinging tight to their old ways while being thrust into a new, and very bewildering world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932173338
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
A Las Vegas Review-Journal Book Series
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Roy Purcell sought himself in the desert, found himself there, and has never left. Over the years his passion for the Southwest has deepened into a sensitive and mature intimacy with the earth and her first peoples. He lives with his wife Beverly in Tubac, Arizona home to his studio, art gallery and a multitude of desert creatures.

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