Native Peoples of the Southwest

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UNM Press, 2000 - History - 439 pages
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This comprehensive look at Native American groups in the southwestern United States is one of the first to provide both ethnographic research and Native American viewpoints. Included are chapters on the Pueblos, the Hopi, and the Zuni; the Pimans, the Yaqui, and the River Yumans; the Upland Yumans, the Apache, the Navajo, and the Southern Paiute. It explores each group's environmental adaptation, linguistic affiliation, social organization, history, world view, material culture, and ceremonial institutions. Native Americans speak about contemporary issues such as the repatriation of sacred objects, reservation gambling, preservation of native plants, and the philosophy behind tribal colleges.

"The combination of a scholarly and lyrical style makes Native Peoples of the Southwest highly informative and a pleasure to read. Reminiscent in its historical truthfulness of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, this is a scholarly text that American Indians would want for their own children's higher education. And a must read for non-Indians who want to understand the true history of Southwestern American Indians. Native Peoples of the Southwest authoritatively answers why Indian people persistently and proudly are committed to preserving and maintaining their language, culture, and traditions within a society that nearly annihilated them, and provides hope that those who read it will join American Indians in cherishing and supporting the preservation of these living cultural treasures that bless this great land known for a short historical time as America."--Glenn Johnson, M. Ed. (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)


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Not since Stephen Trimble's The People: Indians of the American Southwest (LJ 8/93) has there been such a comprehensive and sensitive introduction to the culture and history of the Native peoples of ... Read full review

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Hello I Have some Info on Telepathy you All Might Be Interested In I am From NewMexico That Being said Ill Break it Down as well as I can & Please Listen & Keep in Mind I Know this My Sound Insane ,but Please Spread the word to Others who are more Open Minded to Understand & Investigate!!! Im Just normal Guy who has been Exposed to Cult Activity in Traditional Pueblo Religion! I have Been Threatened & Harassed in an Unconventional way. The Problem is the Cultural Leaders in what are the Modern "Kivas" have been Practicing Telepathy!.. And Yes I said Telepathy I Have No Idea for how Long & only Have A Vague Idea how Many are Involved but Someone Needs to Keep This Under Control!!! it is Truly Disgusting Cultist Perversion! & I Myself Being Native American Know You Should Not only be Aware But Possibly Need to Take Immediate Action Please!! That Said Ill get to the Base Structure if you can Learn about Pueblo Dances & Fiestas that Celebrate Celestial events such as Solstices as well as Planting & Harvesting Cycles,The Tribal Leaders Known as War Chiefs & or War Captions Gather after these Events, In order to spread Myths Chants Prayers & Various Things Using the Lagana & Acoma Languages.
That is the Problem! There is Cult Like Devotion & Secrecy That Can Only Be described as Psychotic! Telepathy is the Be All & End of the Secrets involved in this Pathetic Excuse of a Religious Tradition...So That Being Said the Area Involved are as Follows
From West to East are, ACOMA,SKY CITY,SEAMA,PARAJE, ENCINAL,LAGUNA,PAGUATE,MESITA,& Those are All Pueblo Villages I Myself Live in Paguate. So What I Need is You All to Review All My Info & Placing These People on a Watch-list of to Be Aware & Beware of All People Involved Because this is in Fact a Reservation!!!! With All to Problems That come with Dealing with Those Problems including Poverty Drugs & Alcohol. Now in Closing Look into This Thank You ...


The Zuni
The Obdham
The Yaqui
The Upland Yumans
The Navajo
The Apaches

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Trudy Griffin-Pierce (1949-2009) was an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. She was the author of several books on American Indian cosmology.

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