The People: Indians of the American Southwest

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Fifty Indian nations lie within the modern American Southwest, communities sustained through four centuries of European and American contact by their cultural traditions and ties to the land. In The People, Stephen Trimble provides an introduction to these native peoples that is unrivaled in its scope and readability. Graced with an absorbing, well-researched text, a wealth of maps and historic photographs, and the author's penetrating contemporary portraits and landscapes, The People is the indispensable ...
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Overview

Fifty Indian nations lie within the modern American Southwest, communities sustained through four centuries of European and American contact by their cultural traditions and ties to the land. In The People, Stephen Trimble provides an introduction to these native peoples that is unrivaled in its scope and readability. Graced with an absorbing, well-researched text, a wealth of maps and historic photographs, and the author's penetrating contemporary portraits and landscapes, The People is the indispensable reference for anyone interested in the Indians of the Southwest.Stephen Trimble has become a primary narrator of the story of the Southwestern Indians through his books Our Voices, Our Land; Talking with the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery; The Village of Blue Stone; and an annual calendar based on The People. He has lived in the Four Corners states all his life and makes his home in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children.
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Editorial Reviews

Ethnohistory
This visually stunning book has already found a ready market in museum shops and visitor centers throughout the Southwest. Yet, it has a place in the classroom as well, both as a basic source of information on the contemporary native peoples of the Southwest, as well as an example of innovative, multimedia ethnographic text.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This ambitious, lavishly produced volume by author and photographer Trimble ( Our Voices, Our Land ) provides an overview of the history of the many Indian tribes living in the American Southwest. After giving a good summary of relations between Native Americans and the dominant culture, Trimble turns to the individual tribes. Both well-known groupings, such as the Navajo, and smaller ones, such as the Hualapai and the Chemehuevi, are included. Each entry begins with a general history of the tribe, but it is not meant to be exhaustive. The emphasis is always on the contemporary situation of the tribe as its members cope with both the pressures of the late 20th century and their minority status. The book is targeted as an introduction for non-specialists. In this, Trimble manages to succeed reasonably well, though minor factual errors and some controversial claims--such as his statement that the Yaqui did not consider themselves American Indians before the 1970s--may confuse those unfamiliar with Native American affairs. The volume contains many beautiful color photographs taken by Trimble, as well as numerous black-and-white historical illustrations and maps. Regional promotion; author tour. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933452374
  • Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: We Are the People 1
Pt. 1 In the Canyons and Mesas: Plateau Peoples 35
The Pueblos: The Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, Laguna, Tigua, and Rio Grande Pueblos 38
The Navajo 121
The Pai: The Hualopai and Havasupai 195
Pt. 2 In the Dry Mountains: Upland Peoples 229
The Yavapai 229
The Apache: The Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, and Western Apache 245
The Ute: The Ute Mountain and Southern Utes 297
The Southern Paiute 324
Pt. 3 In the House of the Sun: Desert Peoples 351
The O'odham: The Sand Papago, Tohono, O'odham, Ak-Chin, and Pima 354
The Maricopa 385
The Colorado River Tribes: The Mojave, Chemehuevi, Quechan, and Cocopah 392
The Yaqui 420
Conclusion: We Are the Land 433
Chapter Notes 459
Calendar of Events 473
Index 477
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    A Great Book!

    This is a truly "great book" that was thoroughly researched and wonderfully written. If you want to learn about "Indians", this book is a must read.

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