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    • The Night Chant

    • A detailed description of a nine-day Navajo ceremony of healing rites, songs, myths, and prayers performed only during “frosty weather” as observed by ethnologist and linguist Washington Matthews.
    • American Indian
    • The Mountain Chant

    • This updated volume discusses the nine-day winter Navajo healing ceremony intended to cure disease, bring rain, and invoke the unseen powers for general benefit.
    • American Indian
    • Standing Flower

    • A chronicle of the life of Irving Pabanale (Standing Flower), who worked on the Hopi tribal police force, served as a judge, and became a medicine man during the early to mid twentieth century.
    • American Indian
    • The Road on Which We Came

    • Crum, an enrolled tribal member, wrote the first comprehensive history of the Great Basin Shoshone, presenting the tribe as an active force in their own history.
    • American Indian
    • Weaving a Legacy

    • Examines the changes of the iconic weaved willow baskets of the Owens Valley Paiute and Panamint Shoshone tribes in the context of the region’s dramatic social history.
    • American Indian
    • Navajo and Photography

    • An enlightening juxtaposition of cultures that calls attention to the inability of non-Navajo photographers, of yesterday and today, to capture the experiences and history of the Navajo people.
    • American Indian
    • Kinaaldá

    • An acknowledged classic, this work remains the most complete “outsider” account of an important Navajo ceremony for the onset of a girl's puberty.
    • American Indian
    • The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre

    • A detailed narrative of the events and conflicts that led to the 1863 Bear River massacre of over two hundred Shoshoni men, women, and children at the hands of volunteer soldiers from California.
    • American Indian
    • I Am Looking to the North for My Life

    • Shows how two countries struggled to control a potentially explosive border situation while steadfastly looking the other way as the valiant culture of the Sioux came to its bitter fate.
    • American Indian
    • Navaho Legends

    • A collection of Navajo oral traditions fully faithful to the 1897 original by Washington Matthews, containing richly detailed legends that remain among the most complete sources of Navajo culture.
    • American Indian
    • The Kachina and the Cross

    • A weaving of archaeology, anthropology, and history that tells a dramatic story of conflict between the Pueblo Indians and Franciscan missionaries of seventeenth-century Spanish New Mexico.
    • American Indian
    • Shoshone Tales

    • A collection of prized Western Shoshone tales set primarily in the “Time when Animals Were People,” the legendary past when animals had the power of speech and established human customs.
    • American Indian
    • Ute Tales

    • A collection of distinctive Ute animal and human tales that offers a rich source of Ute culture for anyone interested in the peoples of the Great Basin.
    • American Indian
    • Splendid Heritage

    • A stunning catalog of American Indian artifacts. Represents the commitment of American collectors to share the beauty and significance of hundreds of ethnographic treasures with a worldwide audience.
    • American Indian
    • The Long Walk

    • Tells the story of the eight-thousand Navajo men, women and children forced from their sacred homeland and marched over 300 miles to Bosque Redondo, a barren reservation in New Mexico.
    • American Indian
    • Splendid Heritage

    • A deluxe edition featuring an embossed slip case and embossed bear claw necklace print.
    • American Indian
    • Navajo Places

    • This volume is the most ambitious attempt yet to preserve the Navajo place-names of their traditional homeland in the Four Corners region.
    • American Indian
    • Two Toms

    • Presented as an engaging narrative, Johnson’s book reveals details about the Shoshone culture as it chronicles the story of the friendship between these two men of different backgrounds.
    • American Indian
    • As If the Land Owned Us

    • A fascinating and much-needed study of the life and times of the little-known White Mesa Utes
    • American Indian
    • Life’s Journey—Zuya

    • A fascinating look at Lakota lifeways and history through the voices of medicine men and White Hat's personal stories.
    • American Indian
    • Havasupai Legends

    • Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details religious beliefs, customs, healing practices, and legends of the Havasupai.
    • American Indian / Anthropology
    • Becoming White Clay

    • An archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study of the Jicarilla Apache
    • American Indian / Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Mountain Spirit

    • This volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • Art of the Warriors

    • A book on the North American Plains rock art spanning at least 5,000 years, ranging from finely drawn polychrome shield-bearing warrior pictographs to crudely pecked abstract petroglyphs.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • American Indian Treaties

    • The volume provides a comprehensive list of American Indian treaties and examines their historical context and meanings.
    • American Indian / History
    • Northern Paiute­–Bannock Dictionary

    • The vast amount of detail provided for each entry makes this a valuable resource for linguists, native speakers, and those wishing to learn and preserve the Northern Paiute and Bannock languages.
    • American Indian / Linguistics
    • Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life

    • Navajo Jim Dandy became a Mormon as part of the LDS Placement program and found a way to combine the traditions and beliefs of both
    • American Indian / Mormon Studies
    • I, the Song

    • An introduction to the rich and complex classical North American poetry that grew out of and reflects Indian life before the European invasion.
    • American Indian / Poetry
    • We Shall Remain

    • Offers a powerful perspective on the American Indian tribes of the Great Basin region now known as Utah. Produced in collaboration with the five principle nations of the Great Basin: the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo...
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Troubled Trails

    • A fresh study of the Meeker Affair from the points of view of both the Utes and the non-Indian participants
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Indians in Yellowstone National Park

    • This newly revised popular history presents prehistoric uses of the Park and human influences on its ecosystem.
    • American Indian / Western History / Archaeology
    • The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians

    • Explores the social, cultural, and economic consequences of the railroad for the Pueblo Indian
    • American Indian Studies / Western History
    • Primate People

    • This thought-provoking collection sheds light on the plight of our nonhuman primate cousins—and what we can do to help.
    • Animal Rights / Ethics
    • Wild Horses of the West

    • Explore the beauty and controversy of wild horses in a new KUED documentary
    • Animals / Nature and Environment
    • Horses of the West

    • Filmed in the American West, this documentary celebrates the extraordinary bond between horses and humans.
    • Animals / Nature and Environment / Utah
    • UUAP 032: Mormon Towns in the Region of the Colorado

    • Also known as "Glen Canyon Series Number 3." The report covers the founding, history and descriptions of six Mormon towns: Boulder, Cannonville, Escalante, Hanksville, Hite, and Lee’s Ferry, all located in the Glen Canyon region.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 038: The Havasupai Woman

    • An ethnographic report on the life cycle of the Havasupai woman based on five months of field research by Carma Lee Smithson during 1950 and 1951.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 068: Havasupai Region and Mythology

    • A description of the Havasupai religion and mythology primarily based on the notes of Carma Lee Smithson who lived with the Havasupai for several years. The notes have been edited and expanded by Robert C. Euler.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 069: Southern Paiute Ethnography

    • A study of the four eastern bands of Southern Pauite: Kaibab, Kaiparowits, San Juan, and Panguitch. The text was written by Isabel Kelly on the basis of field data she gathered in 1932.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 078: Southern Paiute Ethnohistory

    • Ethnohistory of the Southern Paiute as interpreted from field work, archaeological sites, and the ecology of their territory.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 083: Miscellaneous Collected Papers, 11–14

    • This volume comprises four papers: No. 11—Excavations at Gunlock Flats, Southwestern Utah; No. 12—An Archeological Survey of Canyonlands National Park; No. 13—The Archeology of Boundary Village; and No. 14—Utah Crania of the Historic Period...
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 107: Kiliwa Texts: "When I have donned my crest of stars"

    • This report covers the language of the Kiliwa of Baja California, Mexico and records a number of Kiliwa texts, including myths and legends, ethnographic, ethnohistorical narratives, personal narratives and miscellaneous texts.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 108: Peyotism in the West

    • This paper reports on the peyote cult as practiced among the Ute. It discusses some newly discovered historical information relating to the introduction of peyotism in the United States and compares the peyote cult among the Utes to that of other...
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 109: Kiliwa Dictionary

    • This volume is a dictionary of the Kiliwa language and is a companion to the Kiliwa Texts published earlier (see AP No. 107).
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 116: The Ute of Utah Lake

    • This paper incorporates environmental, ethnographic, and ethnohistorical data to develop a clearer picture of the patterns of Western Ute life in Utah Valley immediately prior to European contact and to put those patterns in the context of other...
    • Anthropology
    • People of the Water

    • In this ethnographic analysis, Bastien documents how, in spite of challenges, the Chipayans maintain ecological sustainability through an ecosystem approach that is holistic and symbolically embedded in rituals and customs.
    • Anthropology
    • Rio del Norte

    • Chronicles twelve thousand years of continuous history of the upper Rio Grande region, from the introduction of agriculture, to the rise of the Basketmaker-Pueblo people and beyond.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Complex Systems and Archaeology

    • A useful introduction to complexity theory, the study of systems of interacting factors that has lately been extended to include behavior in human societies, followed by a series of case studies.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Rock Crystals and Peyote Dreams

    • Peter T. Furst shares stories and adventures from his time living among the Huichol people, considered the most authentically “traditional” of all Mexican Indians.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • A Canyon through Time

    • Summarizes the history of Tecolote Canyon on California’s Santa Barbara coast that has been occupied by humans for at least 9000 years, using data from archaeology, ecology, geology, and geography.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Disaster Archaeology

    • Explores disaster archaeology, the excavation of the aftermath of mass-fatality events that deals with urgent needs such as victim identification and scene investigation.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Craft Production in Complex Societies

    • Redresses the skewed conception and approach to craft production focused on separate, single medium crafts, and expresses a need for a balanced evaluation of the roles of producer and consumer.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Plains Village Archaeology

    • This volume presents a cross section of current research about the origins and internal developments of prehistoric Plains village people in the Central and Northern Plains.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Archaeology as a Process

    • Traces the intellectual history of Americanist archaeology in terms of processualism—a theory that merges the goals of archeology and anthropology as a means to understand humans.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest

    • Contests the highly romanticized picture of the ancient Puebloans as peaceful, sedentary corn farmers and suggests that people of the region fought for their survival.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • A Woven Book of Knowledge

    • Examines and compares regional weaving styles of the Q’ero, a traditional Quechua-speaking Peruvian people known for their intricate textiles, discussing the general texture of highland life.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • House of Mourning

    • A sensitive and in-depth look at the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre where some 120 men, women, and children from the Arkansas hills were murdered by Mormon militiamen.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Chaco’s Northern Prodigies

    • A timely synopsis of the archaeology of the Middle San Juan region bringing recent work at Salmon Ruins into the context of thirty-five years of research there.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Archaeoclimatology Atlas of Oregon

    • An in-depth look at the modeled climatic and environmental history of Oregon over the past 14,000 years and an analysis of the relationship between people and climatic variables.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Time in Archaeology

    • Focuses on the deconstruction and significance of the concept of time, with a historical background on the development of time perspectivism and a range of case studies and examples.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology

    • A compilation of archaeological and paleoanthropological studies that provide a foundation for the field of evolutionary ecology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Invisible Citizens

    • Explores the range of conditions and experiences of war captives, establishing methods for identifying captives in the archaeological record.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Ancient Human Migrations

    • Presents a case for the impossibilty of "pure" races, cultures, and languages due to human migration, returning the field of study to its place among the known processes of human evolutionary change.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Hell Gap

    • Begins the analysis of the vast quantity of material recovered from one of the most significant Paleoindian sites in North America, Hell Gap.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Northern World, AD 900–1400

    • Explores the region stretching across the Arctic from the Bering Straits to Greenland, giving information on the climate changes through the ages and the rise and fall of widespread cultures.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Relics Revisited

    • This catalogue constitutes the most comprehensive public inventory of the Pectol-Lee collection.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Lithic Debitage

    • Brings together recent research on lithic debitage, the by-product flakes and chips from stone tool production, an abundant but wildly over-looked artifact type in prehistoric archaeological sites.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom

    • This volume examines the final thousand years of the coastal Chumash culture, one of the most hierarchically organized and complex hunter-gatherer groups in the world.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Models for the Millennium

    • An overview of the development and current practice of anthropology in the Great Basin that includes such topics as models for past and present anthropological and archaeological phenomena.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Alcohol in Ancient Mexico

    • A reconstruction of the variety and extent of distallation traditions in ancient Mexican cultures, describing the various plants, fermentation ingredients, and processes used in different regions.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Material Meanings

    • Examines current approaches to material culture in the archaeological record that focus not on artifacts themselves but on the social context in which things are produced and given meaning.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Julian Steward and the Great Basin

    • A critical assessment of Julian Steward’s work, the factors that influenced him, and his deep effect on American anthropology, with each chapter exploring a different aspect of his work.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Southwest Archaeology in the Twentieth Century

    • By looking back at the previous century of study, this book provides an authoritative retrospective of intellectual trends as well as a synthesis of current themes in the American Southwest.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Defending the Dinétah

    • Argues that pueblitos in the Navajo homeland of Dinétah are unrelated to Puebloan immigration or the Spanish reconquest as previously believed by archaeologists.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Ancient Visions

    • Examines the rock art of Wind River and Bighorn Country as written documentation of a highly complex belief system and religious experience, a theory supported by traditional Native American leaders.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone

    • A look at the mass analysis of aggregate lithic debitage and the strengths and weaknesses of different analytical forms.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Archaeology Beyond Dialogue

    • Argues that the archaeological community must do more than simply engage in dialogue about the influence of globalization on peoples' perspectives of the past.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology

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