canyon de chelly its people and rock art

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Canyon De Chelly

Author : Campbell Grant
ISBN : 9780816533480
Genre : Social Science
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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
ISBN : 9781877856631
Genre : Arizona
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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.

Crossing Between Worlds

Author : Jeanne M. Simonelli
ISBN : 9781478610236
Genre : Social Science
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The Navajo people of Canyon de Chelly must negotiate a delicate balance between the old and the new as they struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life in the midst of archaeologists, U.S. Park Service employees, and the increasing numbers of tourists who come to visit this hauntingly beautiful part of northeastern Arizona. Anthropologist-writer Jeanne Simonelli, who worked at Canyon de Chelly as a seasonal park ranger, interweaves stories of her personal experiences and friendships with canyon residents with discussions of native history and culture in the region. Focusing on the members of one extended Navajo family, Simonelli describes the small moments of their daily lives: shearing goats, baking bread, attending a solemn all-night health ceremony, washing clothes at the local laundromat, playing traditional games and contemporary sports, talking about the history of the Dinthe Navajo peopleand pondering the changes they have witnessed in the canyon and the difficulties they confront. Crossing Between Worlds is sumptuously illustrated with insightful black-and-white photographs that document the everyday activities of Navajo families in one of the most spectacular corners of the American Southwest.

Houses Beneath The Rock

Author : David Grant Noble
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000479589
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Ts Yi

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ISBN : 0816523711
Genre : Poetry
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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.

Canyon De Chelly

Author : Charles Supplee
ISBN : 0887140424
Genre : Travel
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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.

A Field Guide To Rock Art Symbols Of The Greater Southwest

Author : Alex Patterson
ISBN : 1555660916
Genre : Art
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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

Author : David Grant Noble
ISBN : 9781589799387
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Into The Canyon

Author : Lucy Moore
ISBN : 0826334172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Kokopelli

Author : Dennis Slifer
ISBN : 1423601742
Genre : Art
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