Publisher: News from the Indian Country
The pages of The Tohono O’odham and Pimeria Alta depict the lifeways of these Arizona tribal nations in black-and-white, historical photographs. These detailed photographs show the heritage of these noble people and juxtapose their traditional culture with the impact of contact and assimilation. Some of these images illustrate the dances and regalia of the tribe, while others present the people in the clothing and practices of their colonizers. As a result, these pictures provide a powerful means of examining historical, social and political transitions within these tribes.
Extensive captions describe the individuals, landscapes and focal points of each picture. Skillful commentary explains the conditions and situations that inspired the events contained in these photographs. As a result, the pictures are indeed worth a thousand words, yet the captions enhance the reader’s comprehension of the meaning of their content and the importance of their subjects. This book is a valuable introduction to these people and to their culture, as captured through the photographer’s lens.