Wolfkiller

Author: Harvey Leake
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423611684
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A page-turning epic with life lessons from a Navajo shepherd

Arizona s Historic Trading Posts

Author: Carolyn O'Bagy Davis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467132497
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On the sparsely settled Arizona reservation lands, trading posts were important centers for commerce as well as social gathering destinations. With a subsistence economy, the posts offered opportunities to trade sheep, wool, and crafts for necessities such as flour, coffee, sugar (known as "sweet-salt"), and tools. Most often, traders were Anglos, living as partners among their Indian neighbors. They often were the only contact with the outside culture, and their stores provided an outlet for local arts such as rugs, pottery, baskets, and jewelry. Traders helped with correspondence, transportation, and sickness, and they even buried the dead. Trading posts were the sites of marriages and murders; they were destinations for artists, scientists, and adventurous tourists. With the coming of roads and automobiles, trading posts have all but disappeared, but the stories and photographs shared in this volume offer a glimpse into a vanishing time in the Southwest.

On the Borders of Love and Power

Author: David Wallace Adams
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272390
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Embracing the crossroads that made the region distinctive, this book reveals how American families have always been characterized by greater diversity than idealizations of the traditional family have allowed. He essays show how family life figured prominently in relations to larger struggles for conquest and control.

Reflections of Grand Canyon Historians

Author: Todd R. Berger
Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn
ISBN: 9781934656006
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In January 2007, hundreds of historians, witnesses to history, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service employees, hikers, river runners, and history buffs gathered on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park for the second Grand Canyon History Symposium. The symposium came alive with thirty-six presentations on topics from new evidence about the Powell expedition to rarely published reflections on Hopi cultural connections to the Grand Canyon to a robust debate on whether James White did or did not raft through the canyon in 1867. Reflections of Grand Canyon Historians collects thirtytwo papers based on the presentations at the symposium, offering an offbeat anthology of Grand Canyon history. Readers will find this a thought-provoking and entertaining book, a unique collection of historical events tied to the Crown Jewel of the National Park System. Accessible to lay readers, Reflections of Grand Canyon Historians will challenge your thinking while filling your mind with cowboys, hermits, towering figures in conservation history, near-naked river runners, honored veterans, visionary naturalists, and shutter-happy mule wranglers. The book will fascinate anyone interested in the history of the Southwest and of America’s national parks.