This guide to the Native Americans of the Southwest is a concise but comprehensive introduction that gives readers a sound anthropological and historical background to the area and fosters an appreciation of the Native American peoples who continue to make the Southwest their home. The authors offer individual sections on the main prehistoric and contemporary peoples of the region, describing their ways of life, their art, and their cultural monuments.For those eager to see at least some of these cultural monuments and to learn about Native American cultures from the many museums that dot the region, this book offers a guide to the most memorable sites in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. In addition, the authors provide a comprehensive list of museums and a calendar of tribal events that are open to interested visitors: rodeos, fairs, dances, and festivals. Maps are also included to assist the visitor in locating the sites discussed in the book.
Table of Contents
* Introducing the Southwest * Prehistory of the Southwest * The Pueblos * The Southwests Other Peoples: The Athapaskans, Yumans, and Southern Uto-Aztecans * Southwestern Arts and Crafts * Prehistoric Monuments in the Southwest