Wide Ruins / Edition 1

Wide Ruins / Edition 1

by Sallie Wagner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826318053

ISBN-13: 9780826318053

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Newlyweds Sallie Wagner and Bill Lippincott came to the Navajo Reservation in 1938. Before they knew it, they owned a trading post at Wide Ruins, Arizona. The years they spent there were the best of their lives, and this lively, honest memoir recalls them in detail. Trading post life combined business with the kinds of experiences generally associated with…  See more details below

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Newlyweds Sallie Wagner and Bill Lippincott came to the Navajo Reservation in 1938. Before they knew it, they owned a trading post at Wide Ruins, Arizona. The years they spent there were the best of their lives, and this lively, honest memoir recalls them in detail. Trading post life combined business with the kinds of experiences generally associated with anthropological field work. Like many traders, Sallie Wagner influenced the weavers whose rugs she purchased. She was one of the traders who persuaded weavers to use vegetal dyes, leaving a permanent legacy in Navajo weaving. Tourists discovered Indian reservations in the 1930s, and the Lippincotts were visited often by friends and strangers alike, many unable to navigate reservation roads.

"This story is a must read for those interested in the Navajo people in the early days. Sallie Wagner has managed to catch and retain the essence of what it meant to be white in a Navajo world that was unbelievably different."--Edward T. Hall

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826318053
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)

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