Canyon de Chelly

Its People and Rock Art

Author: Campbell Grant

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816505233

Category: Art

Page: 290

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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

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 1877856630

Category: Arizona

Page: 14

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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.

Houses Beneath the Rock

The Anasazi of Canyon de Chelly and Navajo National Monument

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

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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.

Crossing Between Worlds

The Navajo of Canyon de Chelly

Author: Jeanne M. Simonelli,Lupita McClanahan

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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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."--BOOK JACKET.

Kokopelli

The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol

Author: Dennis Slifer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423601746

Category: Art

Page: 199

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A guide to the ancient symbols and sites of the Southewest's most iconic image

Into the Canyon

Seven Years in Navajo Country

Author: Lucy Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826334176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Canyon de Chelly

Author: Charles Supplee,Douglas Anderson,Barbara Anderson

Publisher: Kc Publications

ISBN: 9780887140426

Category: Travel

Page: 47

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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.

TsŽyi'

Deep in the Rock : Reflections on Canyon de Chelly

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816523719

Category: Poetry

Page: 49

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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: Wilson Hunter

Publisher: Kc Publications

ISBN: 9780887141454

Category: Travel

Page: 48

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Experience this place within the rock through the eyes of a local Navajo. Learn of a truly bicultural society, created by adapting 2,000-year-old traditions within modern lifeways. This 9 x 12 book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this National Park for your enjoyment.

Canyon de Chelly

100 Hundred Years of Painting and Photography

Author: Donald J. Hagerty

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879057053

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Truly awesome, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument has inspired artists from the first people to inscribe figures on the massive stone to contemporary photographers and painters. Hagerty does a good job of combining informative historical essays, profiles of artists and their methods of representing the canyon, and photographs of the place and the art. The volume captures the poetic spirit of Canyon de Chelly and its power.

Navajo Placenames and Trails of the Canyon de Chelly System, Arizona

Author: Stephen C. Jett

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820442761

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Placenames reveal how particular cultures perceive and classify their environments: what they see as significant - economically, religiously, and so forth - about how they differentiate particular places from space in general. In addition to comprising a distinct semantic domain, to the extent that the reasons for their individual existences can be discovered, placenames may also convey important information concerning cultural beliefs and values, folklore, ethnography, economics, and history. Placenames also function as mnemonic devices that may facilitate communication, travel, resource-finding, and mythological memory, and as such are highly charged linguistic symbols.<BR> Cultural geographer Stephen C. Jett has collected and analyzed over 250 Navajo placenames from Arizona's spectacular Canyon de Chelly system, discovering what they mean and why and identifying frequencies of allusions in these names as well as in the stories, mythical and historical, that involve these named places and imbue them with meaning. Comparisons are made with both Euroamerican placenaming practice - very different - and that of other North American Athapaskan-speakers - very similar. Here too, Professor Jett inventories the scores of trails that Navajos have built and used in the canyons and describes their physical features and uses.

The ancient ones

sacred monuments of the Inka, Maya & Cliffdweller

Author: Hans Li

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

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National Parks of the West

A Complete Guide to the 31 Best-Loved Parks and Monuments in the Western United States and Canada

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679030522

Category: Canada, Western

Page: 428

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- The only guide you'll need to visit the best parks in the West ("Indispensable," according to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution), covering 31 of the best-loved national parks in western North America, with complete travel information on each: - Driving tours with the most spectacular scenery. - Nature trails and backcountry hikes. - Detailed information on geology, flora, fauna, and weather. - Tips on biking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, ski touring, seasonal events, and more. - Itineraries for people with only one day to spend. - Extensive reviews of hotels and restaurants both inside and outside the parks. - Detailed campground information, with charts to help you compare facilities. - All text in the book reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service and National Forest Service personnel.

Houses Beneath the Rock

The Anasazi of Canyon de Chelly and Navajo National Monument

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

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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.

Blood and Thunder

An Epic of the American West

Author: Hampton Sides

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 460

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Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.