In Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache, anthropologist Keith H. Basso takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the rich inventory of place-names surrounding the town of Cibecue, Arizona. By delving into the landscape and the Apache language, Basso unveils the deep connections between place, wisdom, and morality among the Western Apache.
Navajo Mountain and Rainbow Bridge Religion, written by Karl W. Luckert, is the first volume in the American Tribal Religions Series, published by the Museum of Northern Arizona in 1977. In this fascinating work, Luckert explores the religious significance of the Rainbow Bridge rock formation and Navajo Mountain, as well as the cultural impact of the construction of Lake Powell on the Navajo people.
The Navaho by Clyde Kluckhohn and Dorothea Leighton is an authoritative and comprehensive study of the Navaho Indians, offering insights into their history, culture, and the challenges they face today. Lauded for its interdisciplinary approach and sympathetic, unbiased perspective, this book is a valuable resource for those interested in the Navaho people, anthropology, sociology, or race relations.
“The Legacy of a Master Potter: Nampeyo and Her Descendants” is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Nampeyo, a Hopi-Tewa potter who lived in Arizona. The book is written by Mary Ellen Blair and Laurence Blair and is the result of over 20 years of research. The book covers Nampeyo’s life and work, the history of the Tewa people, and the development of Hopi pottery techniques. It also includes a section on Nampeyo’s talented descendants.
“Navajo Pottery: Traditions and Innovations” is an insightful monograph that delves into the history, decline, and subsequent revitalization of the Navajo pottery tradition. The book, published by Northland Press in 1987, is authored by Russell P. Hartman, Jan Musial, and Stephen Trimble, with Hartman providing the text, Trimble contributing the photographs, and Musial acting as the general editor.
“The Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico, 1700-1940” is an insightful and comprehensive examination of the pottery traditions of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. Jonathan Batkin, the author and a renowned scholar in the field, presents a detailed analysis of the historical, cultural, and artistic contexts of Pueblo pottery.