Canyon de Chelly

Its People and Rock Art
Author: Campbell Grant
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816533482
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
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With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument


Author: Scott Thybony
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 1877856630
Category: Arizona
Page: 14
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Cliffs of red sandstone form the canyon the Navajo call "Tseyi" (meaning "in the rock") in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. Ruins of elaborate stone villages tucked into cliff-side alcoves testify to a thousand years of habitation by the ancestral Puebloan Indians. Today, the canyon is home to the Navajo, as it has been for centuries. One of the most popular and dramatic sites in the Southwest, Canyon de Chelly helps preserve both the ancient history of the ancestral Puebloan and the contemporary culture of the Navajo.

Houses Beneath the Rock

The Anasazi of Canyon de Chelly and Navajo National Monument
Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 55
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Essays by noted archaeologists and historians that help give some insight into the Anasazi inhabitants and their way of life, along with useful information on the recurring patterns and motifs in the rock art, and photographs and descriptions of basketry, textiles, hides, wooden and bone implements, wild plant and animal foods from the cliff dwellings.

TsŽyi'

Deep in the Rock : Reflections on Canyon de Chelly
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816523719
Category: Poetry
Page: 49
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A collection of poetry and lyrical writings by Native American poet Laura Tohe celebrating Canyon de Chelly, accompanied by full-color photographs.

A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest


Author: Alex Patterson
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555660918
Category: Art
Page: 256
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This is the only specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. The Field Guide brings together 600 commentaries on specific symbols by over 100 archaeologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Covers the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide
Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589799380
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

Canyon de Chelly


Author: Charles Supplee,Douglas Anderson,Barbara Anderson
Publisher: Kc Publications
ISBN: 9780887140426
Category: Travel
Page: 47
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Canyon De Chelly National Monument, located in northeastern Arizona, first set aside in 1931, preserves ancient canyon wall caves and ruins of Indian villages built between A.D. 350 and 1300.

Into the Canyon

Seven Years in Navajo Country
Author: Lucy Moore
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826334176
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Kokopelli

The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol
Author: Dennis Slifer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423601746
Category: Art
Page: 199
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A guide to the ancient symbols and sites of the Southewest's most iconic image

Canyon de Chelly

100 Hundred Years of Painting and Photography
Author: Donald J. Hagerty
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879057053
Category: Art
Page: 120
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Truly awesome, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument has inspired artists from the first people to inscribe figures on the massive stone to contemporary photographers and painters. Hagerty does a good job of combining informative historical essays, profiles of artists and their methods of representing the canyon, and photographs of the place and the art. The volume captures the poetic spirit of Canyon de Chelly and its power.

Arizona's Rock Art

Guide to Rock Art Sites
Author: Robin Scott Bicknell
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432733292
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Visit Arizona's Rock Art by rafting down The Colorado River or mount up and ride a mule through a window to the past. Turn off on a dirt road and find yourself back thousands of years to places were Native Americans etched or painted Animals, Lizard men, Flute Players, or Calendars in rock. Take a guided tour with Native Americans through Canyon De Chelly to experience an adventure of a lifetime. Visit a mining town from the old West where the people before, created ancient images from the past. The author takes pride in this Travel Guide and hopes it will enable Arizona visitors to take a trip back in time and enjoy some of the most spectacular area's where Rock Art Sites can be found.

Blood and Thunder


Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307387677
Category: History
Page: 624
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In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness.In Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides gives us a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Canyon de Chelly


Author: Wilson Hunter
Publisher: Kc Publications
ISBN: 9780887141454
Category: Travel
Page: 48
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Experience this place within the rock through the eyes of a local Navajo. Learn of a truly bicultural society, created by adapting 2,000-year-old traditions within modern lifeways. This 9 x 12 book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this National Park for your enjoyment.

Navajo Placenames and Trails of the Canyon de Chelly System, Arizona


Author: Stephen C. Jett
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820442761
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
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Placenames reveal how particular cultures perceive and classify their environments: what they see as significant - economically, religiously, and so forth - about how they differentiate particular places from space in general. In addition to comprising a distinct semantic domain, to the extent that the reasons for their individual existences can be discovered, placenames may also convey important information concerning cultural beliefs and values, folklore, ethnography, economics, and history. Placenames also function as mnemonic devices that may facilitate communication, travel, resource-finding, and mythological memory, and as such are highly charged linguistic symbols.<BR> Cultural geographer Stephen C. Jett has collected and analyzed over 250 Navajo placenames from Arizona's spectacular Canyon de Chelly system, discovering what they mean and why and identifying frequencies of allusions in these names as well as in the stories, mythical and historical, that involve these named places and imbue them with meaning. Comparisons are made with both Euroamerican placenaming practice - very different - and that of other North American Athapaskan-speakers - very similar. Here too, Professor Jett inventories the scores of trails that Navajos have built and used in the canyons and describes their physical features and uses.

The ancient ones

sacred monuments of the Inka, Maya & Cliffdweller
Author: Hans Li
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 131
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840608
Category: History
Page: 352
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“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe

National Parks of the West

A Complete Guide to the 31 Best-Loved Parks and Monuments in the Western United States and Canada
Author: N.A
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780679030522
Category: Canada, Western
Page: 428
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- The only guide you'll need to visit the best parks in the West ("Indispensable," according to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution), covering 31 of the best-loved national parks in western North America, with complete travel information on each: - Driving tours with the most spectacular scenery. - Nature trails and backcountry hikes. - Detailed information on geology, flora, fauna, and weather. - Tips on biking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, ski touring, seasonal events, and more. - Itineraries for people with only one day to spend. - Extensive reviews of hotels and restaurants both inside and outside the parks. - Detailed campground information, with charts to help you compare facilities. - All text in the book reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service and National Forest Service personnel.

Sing Down the Moon


Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547349657
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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The Navajo tribe's forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner by white soldiers and settlers is dramatically and courageously told by young Bright Morning.