Marietta Wetherill: Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon

Marietta Wetherill: Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780826318206
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)

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