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Indian Heritage of the Southwest
Since the time of prehistory, ten to twelve, perhaps twenty or more millennia past, "The People" (Indians, as Columbus misnamed them) have made their homes in North America. here they thrived; adopting to their natural world, building complex civilizations, creating individual and separate tribes, each with it own lifestyle, language, religion and customs.
Nowhere in America is this more apparent than in the great Southwest. Here the Indians learned to live in a beautiful but harsh environment of greatly diverse weather patterns ranging from desert heat to mountain snows, often without rain for months on end. Yet these people, who had names for themselves equivalent to "human beings", "humankind", or "The People", developed pottery basketry, weaving and above all, a oneness with the earth, a strong belief in the beauty and the bounty of nature. While their contemporaries across the vast oceans created metal tools and weapons, the Indian raised stone technology to an artful degree, building stone pubelos hundreds of feet up sheer cliff faces. They also created objects in clay, grasses and metal of enduring beauty
Indians Heritage of the Southwest gives the reader a colorful and inviting glimpse of the Indian heritage of the southwest.
Booklet, c1988, 32 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.