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In The Hands Of The Great Spirit

Author: Jake Page
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684855771
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Presents a complete history of the American Indians, drawing on historical documents, archaeological artifacts, and oral legends to profile early societies, clarify misconceptions, and describe recent revivals.

The Fascinating History Of American Indians

Author: Tim McNeese
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766029385
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"Examines the history of American Indians before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and other European explorers to North America"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia Of American Indian History 4 Volumes

Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851098186
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This new four-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available on the history of Native Americans, providing a lively, authoritative survey ranging from human origins to present-day controversies. • Approximately 450 entries within four separate volumes • Approximately 110 contributors from among the foremost scholars in the fields, including Troy Johnson on self-determination movements, Richard King on sports mascots, and Jon Rehyner on recovery of Native languages • Hundreds of images, including illustrations, photographs, and maps • A series of helpful research tools rounding out the fourth volume, including an extensive chronology, topical bibliography, and a comprehensive index

Journey To The Sun

Author: Gregory Orfalea
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145164275X
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The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junípero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico—the former in search of gold, the latter seeking souls—as well as entry into the mysterious land to the north called “California.” Serra’s mission: to spread Christianity in this unknown world by building churches wherever possible and by converting the native peoples to the Word of God. It was an undertaking that seemed impossible, given the vast distances, the challenges of the unforgiving landscape, and the danger posed by resistant native tribes. Such a journey would require bottomless physical stamina, indomitable psychic strength, and, above all, the deepest faith. Serra, a diminutive man with a stout heart, possessed all of these attributes, as well as an innate humility that allowed him to see the humanity in native people whom the West viewed as savages. By his death at age seventy-one, Serra had traveled more than 14,000 miles on land and sea through the New World—much of that distance on a chronically infected and painful foot—baptized and confirmed 6,000 Indians, and founded nine of California’s twenty-one missions, with his followers establishing the rest. The names of these missions ring through the history of California— San Diego, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara, and San Francisco—and served as the epicenters of the arrival of Western civilization, where millions more would follow, creating the California we know today. An impoverished son, an inspired priest, and a potent political force, Serra was a complex man who stood at the historic crossroads between Native Americans, the often brutal Spanish soldiers, and the dictates of the Catholic Church, which still practiced punishment by flogging. In this uncertain, violent atmosphere, Serra sought to protect the indigenous peoples from abuse and to bring them the rituals and spiritual comfort of the Church even as the microbes carried by Europeans threatened their existence. Beginning with Serra’s boyhood on the isolated island of Mallorca, venturing into the final days of the Spanish Inquisition, revealing the thriving grandeur of Mexico City, and finally journeying up the untouched California coast, Gregory Orfalea’s magisterial biography is a rich epic that cuts new ground in our understanding of the origins of the United States. Combining biography, European history, knowledge of Catholic doctrine, and anthropology, Journey to the Sun brings original research and perspective to America’s creation story. Orfalea’s poetic and incisive recounting of Serra’s life shows how one man changed the future of California and in so doing affected the future of our nation.

Religion In America

Author: Timothy L. Hall
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108125
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Presents an overview of the history of religion in America and includes excerpts from primary source documents, short biographies of influential people, and more.

The Mythology Of Native North America

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132396
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Recounts more than seventy Native American myths from a variety of cultures, covering gods, creation, and heroes and heroines, and discusses each myth within its own context, its relationship to other myths, and its place within world mythology.

Indian Arts Of The Southwest

Author: Susanne Page
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 9781933855172
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Presents accessible and concise coverage of lavish artwork by two hundred artisans from thirty Native American tribes in Arizona and New Mexico, in a guide that is complemented by cultural and historical information and features advice on how to assess quality, authenticity, and value. Original.

Cavern

Author: Jake Page
Publisher:
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When expert spelunker Jack Whittaker discovers the footprint of an ancient species of bear in a New Mexico cave, he becomes embroiled in a series of murders in the supposedly secure, man-made caverns of a waste isolation plant.

Songs To Birds

Author: Jake Page
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567920420
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Some 20 light and witty essays by New Mexico-based naturalist Page in which his observations of birds and their behavior leads to ponderings on the meaning of life, the nature of humanity, and other deep subjects. Some of the material has appeared previously in The Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Washington Post, and other periodicals. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Energy Vulnerability And War

Author: Wilson Clark
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393000597
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An analysis of America's energy and defense problems details a blueprint for decentralizing energy bases and lessening inflation and dependence on unreliable countries