Indian Time: A Year of Discovery with the Native Americans of the Southwest

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - History - 380 pages
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More than just a rare look inside Native American life, Indian Time traces the author's physical and spiritual journey, from which she emerges more in tune with herself and nature. In 1991, Judith Fein went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to do research for a public television documentary she was planning to write. The profound meanings she discovered among the customs, traditions, and lifestyle of the Native Americans constantly challenged her previously held urban beliefs, melted away the fears she had arrived with, and changed her life forever. She writes about their lives - and hers - with wise, shrewd, often funny stories of her exposure to a culture radically different from her own - in some ways wiser, in others infuriatingly tradition-bound, but always surprising. Indian Time is full of fascinating characters, Indian lore, and a sense of wonder at the richness of Indian life as a whole, with its deep reserves of humor and humanity, and its paramount concern for people. Readers will delight in reading about her unique experiences and adventures: living in an Indian house with tarantulas, cannibalistic cats, mice, and no privacy... meeting with a Navajo sand painter in the Bisti Badlands... taking a long trip through southwest New Mexico in search of the Mimbres culture... attending an Indian wedding at Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe lived... discovering the 4,500 "hidden" petroglyphs at La Cieneguilla; going on a personal mission to bring the Spanish and the Indians together; the first introduction of an Indian man to the Spanish community of La Cieneguilla... and much, much more. Soon to be a major motion picture, this real-life experience of a smart, funny TV producer will remindmany readers of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

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User Review  - SusanMcDonough - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at Native American culture from a visitor's point of view. Judith Fein makes you feel like you are walking along with her as she visits people on the reservation. Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

A fascinating look at Native American culture from a visitor's point of view. Judith Fein makes you feel like you are walking along with her as she visits people on the reservation. Read full review

Contents

Preface
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Horizontal Woman in a Vertical World
13
The Right Heart
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