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university of oklahoma press new books FALL/WINTER 2011

Congratulations to our Recent Award Winners

★ WESTERN HERITAGE AWARD ★ WESTERN HERITAGE AWARD ★ Outstanding Oklahoma Book Award ★ Montana Book Award
Outstanding Nonfiction Book Outstanding Photography Book Oklahoma Historical Society Friends of the Missoula Public Library
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Race and the University: A Memoir Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from
So Rugged and Mountainous: Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, and By George Henderson the Western High Plains
Blazing the Trail to Oregon and Wichita Agency: The Photographs $24.95s cloth By Ruth McLaughlin
California, 1812–1848 of Annette Ross Hume 978-0-8061-4129-9 $24.95 cloth
By Will Bagley By Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett 978-0-8061-4137-4
$45.00s cloth $34.95s cloth
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★ V.O. Key Award ★ Presidio La Bahia Award ★ Best Book Award ★ Best Anthology
Southern Political Science Association The Sons of the Republic of Texas Wild West History Association New Mexico Book Awards

★ Texas Reference Source Award

The Triumph of Voting Rights Dodge City: The Early Years, The Essays
Reference Round Table,
in the South 1872–1886 By Rudolfo Anaya
Texas Library Association
By Charles S. Bullock III and By Wm. B. Shillingberg $24.95s cloth
Ronald Keith Gaddie   $49.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4023-0
Texas: A Historical Atlas
$55.00s cloth 978-0-87062-378-3
By A. Ray Stephens
$39.95 cloth
978-0-8061-3873-2 · A Navajo Chief, by William Robinson Leigh

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An unvarnished account of the American statesman known for his

hardy shooting from the Lip

outspokenness, credibility, and willingness to rise above politics

Shooting from the Lip ShooTing from The Lip

The Life of Senator Al Simpson
By Donald Loren Hardy
Shortly before Wyoming’s Alan K. Simpson was elected majority whip of the United
States Senate, he decided to keep a journal. “I am going to make notes when I get
home in the evening, as to what happened during each day.” Now the senator’s
longtime chief of staff, Donald Loren Hardy, has drawn extensively on Simpson’s
personal papers and nineteen-volume diary to write this unvarnished account of a
storied life and political career.

Simpson gave full authorial control to Hardy, telling him, “Don, just tell the truth, The Life of SenaTor
the whole truth, as you always have. Leave teeth, hair, and eyeballs on the floor, if
that results from telling the truth.” Taking Simpson at his word, Hardy shows readers
aL SimpSon
donald loren hardy

a thrill-seeking teenager in Cody and a tireless politician who has thoroughly enjoyed d on a l d l or e n h a r dy

his work. Full of entertaining tales and moments of historical significance, Shooting
from the Lip offers a privileged and revealing backstage view of late-twentieth-
century American politics. $26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4211-1
488 Pages, 6 × 9
Hardy’s richly anecdotal account reveals the roles Simpson played during such critical 20 B&W Illus.
events as the Iran-Contra scandal and Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings. It Biography

divulges the senator’s candid views of seven American presidents and scores of other
national and world luminaries. Simpson is a politician unfettered by partisanship.
Among President George H. W. Bush’s closest compatriots, he was also a close friend
and admirer of Senator Ted Kennedy and was never afraid to publicly challenge the
positions or tactics of fellow lawmakers, Democratic and Republican alike.

Simpson’s ability to use truth and humor as both “sword and shield,” combined with
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his years of experience and issue mastery, has led to an impressive post-Senate career.
Does People Do It?
In 2010, for example, he co-chaired President Barack Obama’s Commission on Fiscal A Memoir
Responsibility and Reform. Shooting from the Lip portrays a statesman punching By Fred L. Harris
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3913-5
sacred cows, challenging the media, and grappling with some of the nation’s most
Prairie Republic
difficult challenges.
The Political Culture of Dakota Territory, 1879–1889
By Jon K. Lauck
Donald Loren Hardy served for 18 years as Senator Alan K. Simpson’s Press Secretary $32.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4110-7
and Chief of Staff, then served as Director of Government Affairs at the Smithsonian Daschle Vs. Thune
Institution. Retired, he now engages in humanitarian efforts overseas and resides Anatomy of a High-Plains Senate Race
By Jon K. Lauck
with his wife Rebecca in Montana. $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3850-3
2 the eugene b. new books FALL/WINTER 2011

se lecte d works

Showcases a premier
collection of Native American
and southwestern art

$60.00 CLOTH
$29.95 PAPER
304 Pages, 9 × 11
Art/Museum collections

With contributions by A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins

jane ford aebersold (1920–2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native
christina e. burke American and American southwestern art. His vast assemblage includes paintings,
james peck photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many of the Southwest’s most
b. byron price renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions
w. jackson rushing iii of significant works from the Adkins Collection, some of which are reproduced here
mary jo watson for the first time.
mark a. white Adkins began collecting in the 1960s, when American southwestern art enjoyed
a resurgence in popularity. Ultimately his holdings encompassed works by such
Credits: (above right) detail of Rio Grande Gorge Near Taos (Strength of the Earth),
by Ernest L. Blumenschein, © Courtesy of the Blumenschein Family Estate; distinguished American artists as Maynard Dixon, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Charles
(inset details, left to right) Coiled Plaque, by Chester Yellowhair; Buffalo, by Bill
Glass; A Navajo Chief, by William Robinson Leigh; Knifewing Pin, by unknown Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles M. Russell, and Joseph H. Sharp. In
Zuni artist; Hemis (Jemez) Kachina, by Henry Shelton.
addition, Adkins was a passionate and prescient connoisseur of Native American
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the Philbrook museum of art & fred jones jr. Museum of art the eugene b. adkins collection
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The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
at the University of Oklahoma
art and artifacts, and his wide-ranging collection of works by Native artists includes Selected Works
By Eric McCauley Lee and Rima Canaan
paintings by T. C. Cannon, sculpture by María Martínez, and jewelry by Charles
$59.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3673-8
Loloma, all of which are represented in this book. $39.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3680-6

Along with its rich photographic sampling of works by Native and non-Native Treasures of Gilcrease
Selections from the Permanent Collection
artists, The Eugene B. Adkins Collection offers informative essays by art historians By Sarah Erwin, Anne Morand, Kevin Smith, and Daniel C. Swan

and curators, whose areas of expertise coincide with Adkins’s own interests. The $39.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-9955-9
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-9956-6
volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of
A Western Legacy
Oklahoma, and a preface by Randall Suffolk, Director of the Philbrook Museum The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
of Art in Tulsa, and Ghislain d’Humières, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of By Steven L. Grafe, Susan Hallsten McGarry, Charles E. Rand,
Richard C. Rattenbury, and Don Reeves
Art at the University of Oklahoma. These two museums, which share a commitment $29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3731-5
to preserving Native American art and artifacts, are joint stewards of the Eugene B.
Adkins Collection.
4 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A historian examines the social and public-policy pros and cons

righter windfall

of this fastest-growing alternative source of electricity

Wind Energy in America Today
By Robert W. Righter
Not long ago, energy experts dismissed wind power as unreliable and capricious.
Not anymore. The industry has arrived, and the spinning blades of this new kid on
the electric power block offer hope for a partial solution to our energy problems
by converting nature’s energy into electricity without exposing our planet and its
inhabitants to the dangers of heat, pollution, toxicity, or depletion of irreplaceable
natural resources. Windfall tells the story of this extraordinary transformation and
examines the arguments both for and against wind generation.

In an earlier book, historian Robert W. Righter traced the ways people have used
wind since the dawn of civilization. In Windfall, he explains how wind is transformed
into energy and examines the land-use decisions that affect the establishment of new
wind farms. The book also discusses the role of tax credits and other government
september subsidies in the creation of transmission systems between the turbines and end users
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4192-3 in cities.
232 Pages, 6 × 9
22 b&w illus. Currently the world’s fastest-growing source of energy, wind generation has also given
Renewable Energy
rise to backlash. A critical advocate of wind energy whose career as a historian has
focused on environmental controversies, Righter addresses the cultural dimensions
of resistance to wind energy and makes considered predictions about the directions
wind energy may take. His sympathetic treatment of opposing arguments regarding
landscape change, unwanted noise, bird deaths, and human medical implications
are thought-provoking, as is his recommendation that we place the lion’s share of
turbines on the Great Plains.
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Most books on wind energy are technical manuals. Righter’s book does not shy
American Windmills
An Album of Historic Photographs away from scientific explanations, but he does not write for engineers. His broad,
By T. Lindsay Baker and John Carter historically informed vision will appeal to policy makers at the federal, state, and
$34.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3802-2
local levels and to anyone interested in a technology increasingly significant to
A Field Guide to American Windmills
By T. Lindsay Baker
supplying America’s energy needs.
$95.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-1901-4
Robert W. Righter is Research Professor of History at Southern Methodist Uni-
versity and the author of Wind Energy in America: A History and The Battle
over Hetch Hetchy: America’s Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern
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A comprehensive history of our largest state

naske, slotnick alaska

A History
By Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick
The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and
diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive
survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have
matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes.

Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native
peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived.
The Russians claimed northern North America by right of discovery in 1741. During
their occupation of “Russian America” the region was little more than an outpost for
fur hunters and traders. When the czar sold the territory to the United States in 1867,
nobody knew what to do with “Seward’s Folly.”

Mainland America paid little attention to the new acquisition until a rush of gold october
seekers flooded into the Yukon Territory. In 1906 Congress granted Alaska Territory $39.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4040-7
520 Pages, 8 × 10
a voteless delegate and in 1912 gave it a territorial legislature. Not until 1959,
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however, was Alaska’s long-sought goal of statehood realized. During World War History

II, Alaska’s place along the great circle route from the United States to Asia firmly
established its military importance, which was underscored during the Cold War.
The developing military garrison brought federal money and many new residents.
Then the discovery of huge oil and natural-gas deposits gave a measure of economic
security to the state.

Alaska: A History provides a full chronological survey of the region’s and state’s
history, including the precedent-setting Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, Of Related Interest
which compensated Native Americans for their losses; the effect of the oil industry A guide to the Indian tribes
of the Pacific Northwest
and the trans-Alaska pipeline on the economy; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and Alaska
Third Edition
politics through the early 2000s. By Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, and
Cary C. Collins
$26.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4024-7
Claus-M. Naske is retired as Professor of History at the University of Alaska. A
longtime resident of the state, he is the author of many works on Alaska history.
Herman E. Slotnick (1917–2002) was for many years head of the Department of
History at the University of Alaska. Naske and Slotnick co-authored Alaska: A
History of the 49th State.
6 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A rousing collection of tales from Indian Territory

dary stories of old-time oklahoma

and the Sooner State

Stories of Old-Time Oklahoma

By David Dary
Do you know how Oklahoma came to have a panhandle? Did you know that
Washington Irving once visited what is now Oklahoma? Can you name the official
state rock, or list the courses in the official state meal? The answers to these questions,
and others you may not have thought to ask, can be found in this engaging collection
of tales by renowned journalist-historian David Dary.

Most of the stories gathered here first appeared as newspaper articles during the state
centennial in 2007. For this volume Dary has revised and expanded them—and added
new ones. He begins with an overview of Oklahoma’s rich and varied history and
geography, describing the origins of its trails, rails, and waterways and recounting the
many tales of buried treasure that are part of Oklahoma lore.

But the heart of any state is its people, and Dary introduces us to Oklahomans ranging
from Indian leaders Quanah Parker and Satanta, to lawmen Bass Reeves and Bill
Tilghman, to twentieth-century performing artists Woody Guthrie, Will Rogers, and
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4181-7 Gene Autry. Dary also writes about forts and stagecoaches, cattle ranching and oil,
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outlaws and lawmen, inventors and politicians, and the names and pronunciation of
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History Oklahoma towns. And he salutes such intellectual and artistic heroes as distinguished
teacher and writer Angie Debo and artist and educator Oscar Jacobson, one of the
first to focus world attention on Indian art.

Reading this book is like listening to a knowledgeable old-timer regale his audience
with historical anecdotes, “so it was said” tall tales, and musings on what it all
means. Whether you’re a native of the Sooner State or a newcomer, you are sure
to learn much from these accounts of the people, places, history, and folklore of
Of Related Interest
Oklahoma Award-winning writer David Dary is retired as head of what is now the Gaylord
A History of Five Centuries, Second Edition
By Arrell Morgan Gibson
College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He has published numerous
$24.95s paper 978-0-8061-4153-4 articles on the Old West and the plains region and authored eighteen previous books,
Historical Atlas of Oklahoma including Cowboy Culture, True Tales of the Prairies and Plains, and Frontier
Fourth Edition
By Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble
$39.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3482-6

Indian Tribes of Oklahoma

A Guide
By Blue Clark
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4060-5
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An exciting account of the remaking of a football powerhouse—

smith wishbone
and its return to glory

Oklahoma Football, 1959–1985
By Wann Smith
Foreword by Jay Wilkinson

“I’ve read and enjoyed every word of this book.  It’s a must-read for all Sooner fans.”
—Barry Switzer

The Oklahoma Sooners dominated the world of college football during the 1950s.
Under the leadership of Coach Bud Wilkinson, the team won three national titles
and established an astounding record of forty-seven straight victories that still stands
today. Yet by 1959, Wilkinson’s Sooners were showing signs of vulnerability, marking
the start of a new and challenging era in Oklahoma football. Then along came a new
offensive strategy, and OU began to dominate college football once again.

In Wishbone, veteran journalist Wann Smith provides an in-depth account of september

Sooner football from the team’s final years under Wilkinson through its remarkable $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4217-3
368 Pages, 6 × 9
turnaround under Coach Barry Switzer. At the heart of this story is the phenomenal
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success of the Wishbone offense—a hybrid offshoot of the Split-t formation that Sports
Wilkinson employed so successfully in the 1950s. Though not without its risks,
the Wishbone offense changed the face of college football and was a key factor in
Oklahoma’s resurgence in the 1970s with Switzer at the helm.

Drawing on firsthand accounts from coaches, players, and university administrators,

many never before published, Smith takes us behind the scenes during this exciting
comeback period to reveal not just what happened but why and how it happened.
And he brings to life the personalities who played pivotal roles in the team’s renewed Of Related Interest
success, including Jack Mildren, Greg Pruitt, Joe Washington, Billy Sims, and many, An Autumn Remembered
many others. Bud Wilkinson’s Legendary ’56 Sooners
By Gary T. King
$16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3786-5
Sooner fans, indeed all fans of college football, will relish this account of the remaking
of a football powerhouse and its return to glory. Forty-Seven Straight
The Wilkinson Era at Oklahoma
By Harold Keith
Wann Smith, a freelance journalist and writer, has been a monthly contributor to $19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3569-4
Sooners Illustrated magazine since 2005. Jay Wilkinson, the son of Bud Wilkinson, is
the author of Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend.
8 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A witty memoir of a non-Mormon teacher’s rookie years in Utah

work don’t shoot the gentile

Don’t Shoot the Gentile

By James C. Work
When James Work took a teaching job at the College of Southern Utah in the mid-
1960s, he knew little about teaching and even less about the customs of his Mormon
neighbors. For starters, he did not know he was a “Gentile,” the Mormon term for
anyone not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But just as
he learned to be a religious diplomat and a black-market bourbon runner, he also
discovered that his master’s degree in literature apparently qualified him to teach
journalism, photography, creative writing, advanced essay and feature article writing,
freshman composition, and “vocabulary building.”

With deadpan humor, Work pokes fun at his own naïveté in Don’t Shoot the Gentile,
a memoir of his rookie years teaching at a small college in a small, mostly Mormon
town. From the first pages, Work tells how he navigated the sometimes tricky process
of being an outsider, pulling readers—no matter their religious affiliation—into his
universal fish-out-of-water tale. The title is drawn from a hunting trip Work made
october with fellow faculty members, all Mormons. When a load of buckshot whizzed over
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4194-7
152 Pages, 5.5 × 8.5 his head, one of the party hollered, “Don’t shoot the Gentile! We’ll have to hire
Memoir another one!”

Today the College of Southern Utah is a university, and Cedar City, like most small
towns in the West, is no longer so culturally isolated. James Work left in 1967 to
pursue a doctorate, but his remembrances of the place and its people will do more
than make readers—Mormon and non-Mormon alike—laugh out loud. Work’s
memoir will resonate with anyone who remembers the challenges and small triumphs
of a first job in a new, strange place.
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A Room for the Summer James C. Work is author and editor of more than a dozen books, including the
Adventure, Misadventure, and Seduction in the anthology Prose and Poetry of the American West and a collection of memoir essays,
Mines of the Coeur D’Alene
By Fritz Wolff Windmills, the River and Dust: One Man’s West.
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3658-5

The Good Times Are All Gone Now

Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town
By Julie Whitesel Weston
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4075-9

Call Me Lucky
A Texan in Hollywood
By Robert Hinkle and Mike Farris
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4093-3
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A legendary packer learns his craft—and comes of age—in the

wyman blue heaven

high mountains of Montana

Blue Heaven
A Novel
By Willard Wyman
The year is 1902. A young stock-handler named Fenton Pardee has just survived
the train wreck that almost destroyed William F. Cody’s Wild West show. Surveying
the train’s smoldering ruins—and what is left of Cody’s company of stunt-riders,
trick-shooters, and stage actors—Fenton realizes that turning the West into a circus
to thrill the world is no longer thrilling for him. Salvaging a saddle horse and three
pack mules, he heads back into the West, seeking the reality of the Montana Rockies.

Blue Heaven marks the return of Fenton Pardee, veteran guide and packer, who
figured so memorably in High Country, Willard Wyman’s highly acclaimed first
novel. Now Wyman moves back in time, filling in the story of the legendary packer.

As he begins his westward journey, Fenton is not nearly as sure of where he is going
as of what he wants to leave. Crossing the National Divide, he follows Indian trails
and game trails, learning the lay of the land as he moves into a wilderness that october
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comforts him as it draws him ever deeper into it. Stumbling into the camp of Tommy
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Yellowtail, a Flathead Indian as determined to remain in these mountains as Fenton Fiction
is to embrace them, he finally finds his way. Together the two men discover that
showing people what they want to preserve has its own way of keeping it alive.

The tale of Fenton and Tommy—and of the women they love, one of whom is
tragically taken from them—cuts through the romance of the West to offer an earthier
reality, even as twentieth-century expansion and a looming world war threaten to
take it all away.
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Willard Wyman, who resides in the coastal range of Northern California, has been High Country
a wrangler, guide, and packer in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Sierra A Novel
By Willard Wyman
Nevada high country for more than forty years. A former literature instructor and $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3697-4
dean at Colby College and Stanford University, he is Headmaster Emeritus of The $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3899-2

Thacher School. His previous novel, High Country, was named Best First Novel and Harpsong
By Rilla Askew
Best Novel of the West by the Western Writers of America.
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3823-7
$14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3928-9

Whose Names Are Unknown

A Novel
By Sanora Babb
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3579-3
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3712-4
10 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A unique volume of poetry that captures

murphy hunter's log

hunting on the Great Plains

Hunter’s Log
Poems by Timothy Murphy
Hunter’s Log is Timothy Murphy’s long-awaited book of hunting poetry. With his
faithful Labrador, Feeney, Murphy wanders in deep snow along the windbreaks of
the Sheyenne and Red River valleys, reciting poetry and firing at the pheasants Feeney
flushes. His poetry is deceptively simple, rhymed verse in the manner of Robert Frost.

Murphy’s poetry is internationally acclaimed, yet he is not well known on the

Great Plains—where his unique poetic vision was shaped. Trained by Robert
Penn Warren and mentored by Richard Wilbur, Murphy has tuned his voice to the
treeless windswept landscapes of the northern plains. His poetry explores the rural
countryside of North Dakota.

Heavily influenced by Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset’s Meditation on

Hunting, Murphy sees hunting as a spiritual activity. There is nothing cloistered in
his poetry. He tramps through the tall grass prairie of eastern Dakota and along the
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ridges and buttes that overlook the mighty Missouri, then cooks up what he kills
in exquisite stews and ragouts. Timothy Murphy’s genius is to write poetry that is
$19.95 CLOTH 978-0-9825597-9-6 accessible to all, simultaneously simple and profound, and deeply imbued with the
$14.95 PAPER 978-0-9834059-0-0 spirit of place.
100 Pages, 6 × 9
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Born in 1951, Timothy Murphy grew up in the Red River Valley of the North. Since
graduating from Yale College as Scholar of the House in Poetry in 1972, he has
farmed and hunted in the Dakotas. Murphy’s work includes the poetry collections
The Deed of Gift (1998), Very Far North (2002), and Mortal States and Faint
Thunder (2011) and a memoir in verse and prose, Set the Ploughshare Deep (2002).
The Labrador retrievers celebrated in Hunter’s Log are Elmwood’s Diktynna Thea,
Elmwood’s Maud Gonne, and Elmwood’s Bold Fenian.
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A lavishly illustrated collection of Teddy Roosevelt's stories of his

jenkinson a free and hardy life

Dakota years

A Free and Hardy Life

Theodore Roosevelt’s Sojourn in the American West
By Clay S. Jenkinson
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley
Theodore Roosevelt ventured into the American West to seek authentic frontier
experience and the strenuous life. The New York aristocrat traveled to western
Dakota Territory in 1883 to kill his first buffalo. He got his buffalo, but he also fell
in love with the badlands of what is now North Dakota.

On impulse, Roosevelt invested a significant portion of his wealth in two badlands

ranches, and he spent the better part of 1883–87 ranching, hunting, serving as deputy
sheriff, writing books, and attempting to become an authentic American cowboy.
In North Dakota the New York dude became the Theodore Roosevelt who led a Distributed for the Dakota Institute

cowboy brigade of cavalrymen up Kettle and San Juan Hills in 1898 and then led
the American people into the twentieth century as the twenty-sixth president of the july
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United States.
176 Pages, 12 × 11
135 B&W ILLUS.
This book contains 70 stories, many set in Dakota Territory, about Roosevelt’s
life as an adventurer, politician, and man of letters, lavishly illustrated with more
than 100 photographs, some never previously published. Clay S. Jenkinson’s
introduction assesses what Roosevelt learned from his sojourn in the West, including
his commitment to conservation of America’s natural resources. With a foreword
by best-selling biographer Douglas Brinkley, this book tells the story of Theodore
Roosevelt’s life in his own words, carefully excerpted from his 1913 autobiography.

Clay S. Jenkinson, Director of the Dakota Institute, is the author of eight books, a
documentary filmmaker, and founder of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson
State University. A Rhodes Scholar and winner of the National Humanities Medal,
Jenkinson was educated at the University of Minnesota and Oxford University.
Douglas Brinkley is the author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and
the Crusade for America.
12 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

Two distinctive collections of poetry celebrating

murphy mortal stakes / faint thunder

the northern Great Plains

Mortal Stakes · Faint Thunder

New Poetry by Timothy Murphy
Timothy Murphy is a major American poet who lives on the Great Plains. A
fascinating and complicated man and a child of the northern prairie, he writes
deceptively simple poetry. Murphy has been a grain and hog farmer and, like Wallace
Stevens, an insurance salesman, but the twin joys of his life are poetry and hunting.
This double book, Mortal Stakes and Faint Thunder, is the first of several volumes of
his poetry to be published by the Dakota Institute Press.

Murphy’s poetry explores faith, family, spirituality, death, farming, friendship, love,
and sexuality, yet it is profoundly rooted in place—the Red River watershed in North
Dakota and western Minnesota. He tries to make sense of the wide sweep of the
northern plains, to explore how place shapes poetry and how poetry shapes one’s
experience of place.

Murphy is an unpretentious man with a fabulous poetic pedigree. He studied with

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Robert Penn Warren at Yale, who passed him on to Richard Wilbur with a note
saying, “Because he’s the best man we’ve got.” Murphy likens his poetry to the work
$19.95 CLOTH 978-0-9825597-6-5 of Robert Frost, and, like Frost, he prefers to work in rhyme.
$14.95 PAPER 978-0-9825597-7-2
160 Pages, 6 × 9 Born in 1951, Timothy Murphy grew up in the Red River valley of the North. Since
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graduating from Yale College as Scholar of the House in Poetry in 1972, he has
farmed and hunted in the Dakotas. Murphy’s work includes the poetry collections
The Deed of Gift (1998); Very Far North (2002); a memoir in verse and prose, Set the
Ploughshare Deep (2002); and a new volume of hunting poetry, Hunter’s Log (2011).
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A beautifully illustrated catalogue of the Kress Collection at the

daneo the kress collection

Denver Art Museum

The Kress Collection at

the Denver Art Museum
By Angelica Daneo
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation was formed to celebrate art by making it accessible
to the entire country. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation’s 1961
gift to the Denver Art Museum of thirty-seven masterworks—from the mid-fourteenth
to the mid-seventeenth century—this guide to the collection continues and honors the
Samuel H. Kress Foundation’s enduring artistic vision. 

With more than 100 color illustrations, this lavishly illustrated catalogue presents
readers with beautiful images and individual entries, including provenance and
specific literature, detailing each work in the Kress Collection at the Denver Art

A native Italian, Angelica Daneo is Associate Curator in Painting and Sculpture at

the Denver Art Museum, where she curated Cities of Splendor: A Journey through Distributed for Denver Art Museum

Renaissance Italy (2011). Prior to joining the Denver Art Museum, Daneo was
research assistant in the early European art department of the Saint Louis Art JUly
$25.00 PAPER 978-0-914738-69-5
Museum, where she worked on the international exhibition Orazio and Artemisia
168 pages, 6.75 × 9
Gentileschi: Father and Daughter Painters in Baroque Italy and the symposium 107 COLOR ILLUS.
Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock. Art /Museum Collections
14 The Arthur H. Clark Company new books FALL/WINTER 2011
Publishers of the American West since 1902

From the colorful to the exasperating in the early Snake River

reid Forging a fur empire

trapping expeditions

Forging a fur empire

Expeditions in the Snake River Country, 1809–1824
By John Phillip Reid
Alexander Ross, the pioneer recorder of the early fur trade in the far northern West,
led a beaver trapping expedition in 1824 into the vast, unfamiliar territory east of
trading posts in the Pacific Northwest. He and his men ventured deep into Snake River
country in present-day Idaho and Montana. In this narrative, based on the accounts
left by Ross and others, historian and legal scholar John Phillip Reid describes
the experiences of the earliest Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trapping expeditions—
ventures usually overlooked by historians—and explores the interaction between the
diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Ross recorded in exquisite detail the endless vexations of managing a brigade drawn
from the widest possible mixtures of ethnic backgrounds and nationalities—his men
included métis (or mixed-bloods), Americans, Canadians, and Native “freemen”
Volume 36 in the western frontiersmen series (independent contractors) from over a dozen Indian nations. Ross’s accounts reveal
the consequences of running low on supplies and having to butcher the animals, and
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-402-5
how hunting game for sport threatened the stock of ammunition and the condition of
240 Pages, 6.125 × 9.25 the horses. Entire expeditions were at the mercy of the most careless trapper and the
1 map
weakest horse. Hiring guides was chancy, for local tribesmen did not always know the
locations of beaver streams, or even the terrain ahead. Religion could be problematic,
as well; both French Canadians and Iroquois refused to work on Catholic holy days.

More than merely chronicling Ross’s accounts, Reid uses early trapping expeditions as
a lens for examining legal, institutional, and commercial behavior among the diverse
population the fur trade drew together. In addition, he assesses broader issues such as
cultural conflict between Ross and his men, and the Hudson’s Bay Company’s drive
Of Related Interest to discourage American settlement in the Northwest by exterminating the beaver
Jedediah Smith there. Those interested in the history of the early Northwest will find this well-crafted
No Ordinary Mountain Man saga both engaging and enlightening.
By Barton H. Barbour
$26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4011-7
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4196-1 John Phillip Reid is Professor of Law Emeritus at the New York University School
Contested Empire of Law and author of numerous books, including Contested Empire: Peter Skene
Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River Expeditions Ogden and the Snake River Expeditions.
By John Phillip Reid
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3374-4

The Journal of John Work

A Chief-Trader of the Hudson’s Bay Co. during His
Expedition from Vancouver to the Flatheads and
Blackfeet of the Pacific Northwest
By William S. Lewis and Paul C. Phillips
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-347-9
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Uses science to understand survival among the West's

dixon, Schablitsky, novak an archaeology of desperation

most storied overlanders

An Archaeology of Desperation
Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp
Edited by Kelly J. Dixon, Julie M. Schablitsky, and Shannon A. Novak
With Contributions by Will Bagley, Kelsey Gray, Donald L. Hardesty,
Kristin Johnson, Sean McMurry, Jo Ann Nevers, Gwen Robbins,
Penny Rucks, and G. Richard Scott
The Donner Party is almost inextricably linked with cannibalism. In truth, we know
remarkably little about what actually happened to the starving travelers stranded in
the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–47. Combining the approaches of history,
ethnohistory, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and social anthropology, this innovative
look at the Donner Party’s experience at the Alder Creek Camp offers insights into
many long-unsolved mysteries.

Centered on archaeological investigations in the summers of 2003 and 2004 near

Truckee, California, the book includes detailed analyses of artifacts and bones that october
suggest what life was like in this survival camp. Microscopic investigations of tiny bone $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4210-4
384 Pages, 6 × 9
fragments reveal butchery scars and microstructure that illuminate what the Donner
49 B&W Illus., 8 Maps
families may have eaten before the final days of desperation, how they prepared Archaeology/History
what served as food, and whether they actually butchered and ate their deceased
companions. The contributors reassess old data with new analytic techniques and, by
examining both physical evidence and oral testimony from observers and survivors,
add new dimensions to the historical narrative.

The authors’ integration of a variety of approaches—including narratives of the

Washoe Indians who observed the Donner Party—destroys some myths, deconstructs
much of the folklore about the stranded party, and demonstrates that novel approaches Of Related Interest

can shed new light on events we thought we understood. Archaeological Insights

into the Custer Battle
An Assessment of the 1984 Field Season
Kelly J. Dixon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Montana By Douglas D. Scott and Richard A. Fox, Jr.

and author of Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City. Julie M. $19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-2065-2

Schablitsky is Senior Research Archaeologist at the Museum of Natural and Cultural Archaeological Perspectives on the
Battle of the Little Bighorn
History, University of Oregon, and the editor of Box Office Archaeology: Refining By Douglas D. Scott, Richard A. Fox Jr., Melissa A.
Connor, and Dick Harmon
Hollywood’s Portrayals of the Past. Shannon A. Novak is Associate Professor of
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3292-1
Anthropology at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and
Archaeology, History,
author of House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows and Custer’s Last Battle
Massacre. The Little Big Horn Reexamined
By Richard A. Fox Jr.
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-2998-3
$24.95s DVD 978-0-8061-9958-0
16 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A history of the fur trade at this historic site, including the latest
wood, hunt, williams fort clark and its indian neighbors

archaeological findings

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors

A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri
Fort Clark a n d I t s
IndIan neIghbors By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt, Jr., and Randy H. Williams
A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri
A thriving fur trade post between 1830 and 1860, Fort Clark, in what is today
W. raymond Wood · William J. hunt, Jr. · randy h. Williams western North Dakota, also served as a way station for artists, scientists, missionaries,
soldiers, and other western chroniclers traveling along the Upper Missouri River. The
written and visual legacies of these visitors—among them the German prince-explorer
Maximilian of Wied, Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, and American painter-author George
Catlin—have long been the primary sources of information on the cultures of the
Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, the peoples who met the first fur traders in the area.
This book, by a team of anthropologists, is the first thorough account of the fur trade
at Fort Clark to integrate new archaeological evidence with the historical record.

The Mandans built a village in about 1822 near the site of what would become
Fort Clark; after the 1837 smallpox epidemic that decimated them, the village was
occupied by Arikaras until they abandoned it in 1862. Because it has never been
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4213-5 plowed, the site of Fort Clark and the adjacent Mandan/Arikara village are rich
328 Pages, 6 × 9
in archaeological information. The authors describe the environmental and cultural
37 B&W Illus., 9 Maps
American Indian/History setting of the fort (named after William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition),
including the social profile of the fur traders who lived there. They also chronicle the
histories of the Mandans and the Arikaras before and during the occupation of the
post and the village.

The authors conclude by assessing the results—published here for the first time—of
the archaeological program that investigated the fort and adjacent Indian villages at
Fort Clark State Historic Site. By vividly depicting the conflict and cooperation in and
Of Related Interest around the fort, this book reveals the various cultures’ interdependence.
Fort Union and the
W. Raymond Wood is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of
Upper Missouri Fur Trade
By Barton H. Barbour Missouri, Columbia. He has authored or edited numerous articles and books on
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3295-2
western American history and archaeology, including Prologue to Lewis and Clark:
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3498-7
The Mackay and Evans Expedition. William J. Hunt, Jr., is an archaeologist with the
the Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri,
1840–1865 National Park Service. Randy H. Williams holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the
By John E. Sunder
University of Missouri at Columbia.
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-2566-4

Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains

Canadian Traders among the Mandan and Hidatsa
Indians, 1738–1818
By W. Raymond Wood and Thomas D. Thiessen
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3198-6
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The first full biography of the agent who dared to walk between

kraft ned wynkoop and the lonely road from sand creek
Indians and whites

Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road

from Sand Creek
By Louis Kraft
When Edward W. Wynkoop arrived in Colorado Territory during the 1858 gold rush,
he was one of many ambitious newcomers seeking wealth in a promising land mostly
inhabited by American Indians. After he worked as a miner, sheriff, bartender, and
land speculator, Wynkoop’s life drastically changed after he joined the First Colorado
Volunteers to fight for the Union during the Civil War. This sympathetic but critical
biography centers on his subsequent efforts to prevent war with Indians during the
volatile 1860s.

A central theme of Louis Kraft’s engaging narrative is Wynkoop’s daring in standing

up to Anglo-Americans and attempting to end the 1864 Indian war. The Indians
may have been dangerous enemies obstructing “progress,” but they were also human
beings. Many whites thought otherwise, and at daybreak on November 29, 1864,
the Colorado Volunteers attacked Black Kettle’s sleeping camp. Upon learning of the
disaster now known as the Sand Creek Massacre, Wynkoop was appalled and spoke $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4226-5
out vehemently against the action. 336 pages, 6.125 × 9.25
28 b&w illus., 2 maps
Many of his contemporaries damned his views, but Wynkoop devoted the rest of his Biography/History

career as a soldier and then as a U.S. Indian agent to helping Cheyennes and Arapahos
to survive. The tribes’ lifeways still centered on the dwindling herds of buffalo, but
now they needed guns to hunt. Kraft reveals how hard Wynkoop worked to persuade
the Indian Bureau to provide the tribes with firearms along with their allotments of
food and clothing—a hard sell to a government bent on protecting white settlers and
paving the way for American expansion.

In the wake of Sand Creek, Wynkoop strove to prevent General Winfield Scott Of Related Interest
Hancock from destroying a Cheyenne-Sioux village in 1867, only to have the general The Sand Creek Massacre
By Stan Hoig
ignore him and start a war. Fearing more innocent people would die, Wynkoop
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1147-6
resigned from the Indian Bureau but, not long thereafter, receded into obscurity.
Life of George Bent
Now, thanks to Louis Kraft, we may appreciate Wynkoop as a man of conscience Written from His Letters
By George E. Hyde
who dared to walk between Indians and Anglo-Americans but was often powerless
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1577-1
to prevent the tragic consequences of their conflict.
finding sand creek
History, Archaeology, and the 1864 Massacre Site
Writer, historian, and lecturer Louis Kraft is the author of four books, including By Jerome A. Greene and Douglas D. Scott
Custer and the Cheyenne and Gatewood & Geronimo. $24.95 cloth 978-0-8061-3623-3
$19.95 paper 978-0-8061-3801-5
18 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A nineteenth-century artist’s firsthand impressions of the American West

murphy scenery, curiosities, and stupendous rocks

Scenery, Curiosities,
and Stupendous Rocks
William Quesenbury’s Overland Sketches, 1850–1851
By David Royce Murphy
With contributions by Michael L. Tate and Michael Farrell
Long before Hollywood brought the landscapes of the American West to
movie screens, clever impresarios invented ways of simulating the experience
of western travel and selling it to mass audiences. In 1851, entrepreneur
John Wesley Jones hired artist William Quesenbury to join such a venture.
Quesenbury and other artists traveled the overland trails through Nebraska
Territory to sketch the “scenery, curiosities, and stupendous rocks” they
encountered, and Jones used selected material for his “Pantoscope,” a
gigantic, scrolling panoramic painting. Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous
Rocks gathers 71 of Quesenbury’s sketches from the Jones expedition and a gold rush
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4219-7
trip the year before. These works in pencil are illuminated by eyewitness accounts
304 Pages, 11 × 11 from the period, modern maps, contemporary photographs, and descriptive notes.
157 B&W illus., 13 maps
art & photo/history David Royce Murphy, Michael L. Tate, and Michael Farrell set Quesenbury’s
depictions, including Pikes Peak and Courthouse Rock, in historical context. Their
insightful essays offer accounts of the artist’s mid-century travels, the worlds of
panoramic art and field exploration, and the contemporary conception of natural
space. In exploring these topics, the book offers alternate conclusions about the
purpose of the sketches. Jones’s moving panorama opened in late 1852 under the
title “Pantoscope of California, Nebraska & Kansas, Salt Lake & the Mormons” and
was wildly popular on Boston and New York stages.
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On the Western Trails Today, the Quesenbury sketches are all that remains of Jones’s project. The sketches
The Overland Diaries of Washington Peck
By Susan M. Erb
reproduced here, rare records of that ambitious enterprise as well as the sights en
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-379-0 route to California gold, offer evidence of the way mid-nineteenth-century Americans
So Rugged and Mountainous envisioned the West.
Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California,
David Royce Murphy is Senior Research Architect for the Nebraska State Historical
By Will Bagley
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4103-9 Society and author of numerous articles on architecture and place. Michael L. Tate,
Best of Covered Wagon Women Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, is author of nine books,
By Kenneth L. Holmes and Michael L. Tate including Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails. Michael
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3914-2
Farrell, a Nebraska public television producer, has produced 18 documentary shows,
including In Search of the Oregon Trail and The Platte River Road.
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A lavishly illustrated collection of the renowned ethnohistorian's

ewers, robinson Plains indian art

seminal essays

Plains Indian Art

The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers
Edited by Jane Ewers Robinson
Preface by Candace S. Greene
Introduction by Evan M. Maurer
For almost three-quarters of a century, the study of Plains Indian art has been shaped
by the expertise, wisdom, and inspired leadership of John Canfield Ewers (1909–
97). Based on years of field research with Native Americans, careful scholarship,
and exhaustive firsthand studies of museum collections around the world, Ewers’s
publications have long been required reading for anyone interested in the cultures
of the Plains peoples, especially their visual art traditions. This vividly illustrated
collection of Ewers’s writings presents studies first published in American Indian Art
Magazine and other periodicals between 1968 and 1992.
volume 8 in the Charles M. Russell Center series
Tracing the history of the pictorial art of Plains peoples from images on rock surfaces on art and photography of the american west

to the walls of modern museums, the essays reflect the principal interests of this
pioneering scholar of ethnohistory, who was himself a talented artist: the depiction october
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3061-3
of tribal life and ritual, individual war honors, and aspects of sacred power basic to
224 Pages, 9 × 11
traditional Plains cultures. Chapters are devoted to particular tribal arts—Blackfeet 41 Color and 99 B&W Illus., 1 map
picture writing and Assiniboin antelope-horn headdresses, for example—as well as Art/American Indian

the work of particular artists. Ewers also traces interactions between Plains Indian
artists and Euro-American artists and anthropologists.

Available for the first time in book form, the influential cultural and historical studies
collected here—together with all 140 illustrations that Ewers selected for them,
including many now in full color—remain vital to our understanding of the Native
peoples of the Great Plains.
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John C. Ewers served as Director of what is now the Smithsonian Institution’s National Blackfoot War Art
Museum of American History and was Ethnologist Emeritus with the Smithsonian. Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880–2000
By L. James Dempsey
His many publications include The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwestern Plains $45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3804-6
and Plains Indian History and Culture: Essays on Continuity and Change. Jane Art from Fort Marion
Ewers Robinson, John C. Ewers’s daughter, is retired as a program analyst for the The Silberman Collection
By Joyce M. Szabo
U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Candace S. Greene $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3883-1
is a North American ethnologist with the National Museum of Natural History, $29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3889-3

Smithsonian Institution, and author of One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar

Record. Evan M. Maurer, former director of the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, is
author of Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life.
20 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

The first comprehensive history of the Unkechaug Indians

strong the unkechaug indians of eastern long island

The Unkechaug Indians

UnkechaUg IndIans of Eastern Long Island
of easTern Long IsLand A History
By John A. Strong
Few people may realize that Long Island is still home to American Indians, the
region’s original inhabitants. One of the oldest reservations in the United States—
the Poospatuck Reservation—is located in Suffolk County, the densely populated
eastern extreme of the greater New York area. The Unkechaug Indians, known also
by the name of their reservation, are recognized by the State of New York but not
a hIsTory by the federal government. This narrative account—written by a noted authority
on the Algonquin peoples of Long Island—is the first comprehensive history of the
John a. strong Unkechaug Indians.

Drawing on archaeological and documentary sources, John A. Strong traces the story
Volume 269 in The Civilization of of the Unkechaugs from their ancestral past, predating the arrival of Europeans, to the
the American Indian Series present day. He describes their first encounters with British settlers, who introduced
to New England’s indigenous peoples guns, blankets, cloth, metal tools, kettles, as
$29.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4212-8
well as disease and alcohol.
352 Pages, 5.5 × 8.5
24 B&W llus., 4 Maps
Although granted a large reservation in perpetuity, the Unkechaugs were, like many
American indian/history Indian tribes, the victims of broken promises, and their landholdings diminished
from several thousand acres to fifty-five. Despite their losses, the Unkechaugs have
persisted in maintaining their cultural traditions and autonomy by taking measures
to boost their economy, preserve their language, strengthen their communal bonds,
and defend themselves against legal challenges.

In early histories of Long Island, the Unkechaugs figured only as a colorful backdrop
to celebratory stories of British settlement. Strong’s account, which includes extensive
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testimony from tribal members themselves, brings the Unkechaugs out of the shadows
of history and establishes a permanent record of their struggle to survive as a distinct
Native People of Southern
New England, 1650–1775 community.
By Kathleen J. Bragdon
$32.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4004-9
John A. Strong is Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies at Long Island
The Pequots in Southern New England
University. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Montaukett
The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation
By Laurence M. Hauptman and James D. Wherry Indians of Eastern Long Island, Algonquian Peoples of Long Island from Earliest
$21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2515-2
Times to 1700, and “We Are Still Here!”: The Algonquian Peoples of Long Island
The Powhatan Indians of Virginia Today. He recently served as an expert witness in the federal court case Gristedes
Their Traditional Culture
By Helen C. Roundtree Foods v. Poospatuck (Unkechaug) Nation.
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2455-1
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How the Northern Cheyenne exodus has been remembered, told,

Leiker, Powers the northern cheyenne exodus in history and memory

and retold

The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in

History and Memory
By James N. Leiker and Ramon Powers
The exodus of the Northern Cheyennes in 1878 and 1879, an attempt to flee from
Indian Territory to their Montana homeland, is an important event in American
Indian history. It is equally important in the history of towns like Oberlin, Kansas,
where Cheyenne warriors killed more than forty settlers. The Cheyennes, in turn,
suffered losses through violent encounters with the U.S. Army. More than a century
later, the story remains familiar because it has been told by historians and novelists,
and on film. In The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory, James N.
Leiker and Ramon Powers explore how the event has been remembered, told, and
retold. They examine the recollections of Indians and settlers and their descendants,
and they consider local history, mass-media treatments, and literature to draw
thought-provoking conclusions about how this story has changed over time.

The Cheyennes’ journey has always been recounted in melodramatic stereotypes,

and for the last fifty years most versions have featured “noble savages” trying to $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4221-0
reclaim their birthright. Here, Leiker and Powers deconstruct those stereotypes and 272 Pages, 6 × 9
29 B&W Illus., 1 Map
transcend them, pointing out that history is never so simple. “The Cheyennes’ flight,” American Indian/history
they write, “had left white and Indian bones alike scattered along its route from
Oklahoma to Montana.” In this view, the descendants of the Cheyennes and the
settlers they encountered are all westerners who need history as a “way of explaining
the bones and arrowheads” that littered the plains.

Leiker and Powers depict a rural West whose diverse peoples—Euro-American and
Native American alike—seek to preserve their heritage through memory and history.
Anyone who lives in the contemporary Great Plains or who wants to understand the Of Related Interest
West as a whole will find this book compelling. A Northern Cheyenne Album
Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis
James N. Leiker is author of Racial Borders: Black Soldiers along the Rio Grande and By John Woodenlegs
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3893-0
Associate Professor of History at Johnson County Community College in Overland
Tell Them We Are Going Home
Park, Kansas. Ramon Powers, formerly Executive Director of the Kansas State The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes
Historical Society, is author of articles on Plains Indians history. By John H. Monnett
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3645-5

Cheyennes and Horse Soldiers

The 1857 Expedition and the
Battle of Solomon’s Fork
By William Y. Chalfant
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3500-7
22 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

How American settlers accomplished Indian Removal through

buss winning the west with words

language and imagery

Winning the West with Words

Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes
By James Joseph Buss
Indian Removal was a process both physical and symbolic, accomplished not only
at gunpoint but also through language. In the Midwest, white settlers came to speak
and write of Indians in the past tense, even though they were still present. Winning
the West with Words explores the ways nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans used
language, rhetoric, and narrative to claim cultural ownership of the region that
comprises present-day Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

Historian James Joseph Buss borrows from literary studies, geography, and an-
thropology to examine images of stalwart pioneers and vanished Indians used
by American settlers in portraying an empty landscape in which they established
farms, towns, and “civilized” governments. He demonstrates how this now-familiar
narrative came to replace a more complicated history of cooperation, adaptation,
and violence between peoples of different cultures.
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4214-2
Buss scrutinizes a wide range of sources—travel journals, captivity narratives, treaty
336 Pages, 6 × 9
16 B&W Illus. council ceremonies, settler petitions, artistic representations, newspaper editorials,
American Indian/History late-nineteenth-century county histories, and public celebrations such as regional
fairs and centennial pageants and parades—to show how white Americans used
language, metaphor, and imagery to accomplish the symbolic removal of Native
peoples from the region south of the Great Lakes. Ultimately, he concludes that
the popular image of the white yeoman pioneer was employed to support powerful
narratives about westward expansion, American democracy, and unlimited national
progress. Buss probes beneath this narrative of conquest to show the ways Indians,
far from being passive, participated in shaping historical memory—and often used
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Anglo-Americans’ own words to subvert removal attempts.
Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer
William Henry Harrison and the By grounding his study in place rather than focusing on a single group of people, Buss
Origins of American Indian Policy
By Robert M. Owens goes beyond the conventional uses of history, giving readers a new understanding not
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4198-5 just of the history of the Midwest but of the power of creation narratives.
The Miami Indians
By Bert Anson James Joseph Buss is Assistant Professor of History at Oklahoma City University.
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3197-9

The Chippewas of Lake Superior

By Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.
$21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2246-5
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A new perspective on Sequoyah’s enduring invention

cushman the cherokee syllabary

The Cherokee Syllabary
Writing the People’s Perseverance
By Ellen Cushman
In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing
system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation—the
Cherokee syllabary—helped his people learn to read and write within five years
and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the
creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah’s syllabary from script to print
to digital forms. Breaking with conventional understanding, author Ellen Cushman
shows that the syllabary was not based on alphabetic writing, as is often thought, but
rather on Cherokee syllables and, more importantly, on Cherokee meanings.

Employing an engaging narrative approach, Cushman relates how Sequoyah created

the syllabary apart from Western alphabetic models. But he called it an alphabet
because he anticipated the Western assumption that only alphabetic writing
is legitimate. Calling the syllabary an alphabet, though, has led to our current
misunderstanding of just what it is and of the genius behind it—until now. $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4220-3
256 Pages, 5.5 × 8.5
In her opening chapters, Cushman traces the history of Sequoyah’s invention and 35 B&W Illus., 5 tables
explains the logic of the syllabary’s structure and the graphic relationships among the American Indian/Language

characters, both of which might have made the system easy for native speakers to use.
Later chapters address the syllabary’s enduring significance, showing how it allowed
Cherokees to protect, enact, and codify their knowledge and to weave non-Cherokee
concepts into their language and life. The result was their enhanced ability to adapt
to social change on and in Cherokee terms.

Cushman adeptly explains complex linguistic concepts in an accessible style, even Of Related Interest

as she displays impressive understanding of interrelated issues in Native American Beginning Cherokee, second edition
By Ruth Bradley Holmes and Betty Sharp Smith
studies, colonial studies, cultural anthropology, linguistics, rhetoric, and literacy $32.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1463-7
studies. Profound, like the invention it explores, The Cherokee Syllabary will reshape Chahta Anumpa
the study of Cherokee history and culture. A Grammar of the Choctaw Language
By Marcia Haag and Loretta Fowler
$29.95 cd-rom 978-0-8061-3339-3
Ellen Cushman, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Let’s Speak Chickasaw
at Michigan State University and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is co-editor of
Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’
Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook and author of The Struggle and the Tools: Oral and By Catherine Willmond and Pamela Munro
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3926-5
Literate Strategies in an Inner City Community.
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A new assessment of the frontier army commander, focusing on

magid george crook

his early career

George Crook
From the Redwoods to Appomattox
By Paul Magid
Renowned for his prominent role in the Apache and Sioux wars, General George
Crook (1828–90) was considered by William Tecumseh Sherman to be his greatest
Indian-fighting general. Although Crook was feared by Indian opponents on the
battlefield, in defeat the tribes found him a true friend and advocate who earned their
trust and friendship when he spoke out in their defense against political corruption
and greed.

Paul Magid’s detailed and engaging narrative focuses on Crook’s early years through
the end of the Civil War. Magid begins with Crook’s boyhood on the Ohio frontier
and his education at West Point, then recounts his nine years’ military service in
California during the height of the Gold Rush. It was in the Far West that Crook
acquired the experience and skills essential to his success as an Indian fighter.

September This is primarily an account of Crook’s dramatic and sometimes controversial role in
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4207-4 the Civil War, in which he was involved on three fronts, in West Virginia, Tennessee,
408 Pages, 6.125 × 9.25
and Virginia. Crook saw action during the battle of Antietam and played important
21 B&W Illus., 4 Maps
Biography/Military History roles in two major offensives in the Shenandoah Valley and in the Chattanooga
and Appomattox campaigns. His courage, leadership, and tactical skills won him
the respect and admiration of his commanding officers, including Generals Grant
and Sheridan. He soon rose to the rank of major general and received four brevet
promotions for bravery and meritorious service. Along the way, he led both infantry
and cavalry, pioneered innovations in guerrilla warfare, conducted raids deep into
enemy territory, and endured a kidnapping by Confederate partisans.

George Crook offers insight into the influences that later would make this general
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both a nemesis of the Indian tribes and their ardent advocate, and it illuminates the
Campaigning with Crook
By Capt. Charles King
personality of this most enigmatic and eccentric of army officers.
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1377-7
Paul Magid is a retired attorney who worked with the Peace Corps, then served as
General Crook and the
Western Frontier General Counsel of the African Development Foundation. Since leaving government
By Charles M. Robinson III
in 1999, he has devoted himself to research and writing about General Crook.
$39.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3358-4

General George Crook

His Autobiography
By George Crook and Martin F. Schmitt
$19.95s paper 978-0-8061-1982-3
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How the northern plains were remade in the

hedren after custer

late nineteenth century

After Custer
Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country
By Paul L. Hedren
Between 1876 and 1877, the U.S. Army battled Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne
Indians in a series of vicious conflicts known today as the Great Sioux War. After
the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn in June 1876, the army responded to its
stunning loss by pouring fresh troops and resources into the war effort. In the end,
the U.S. Army prevailed, but at a significant cost. In this unique contribution to
American western history, Paul L. Hedren examines the war’s effects on the culture,
environment, and geography of the northern Great Plains, their Native inhabitants,
and the Anglo-American invaders.

As Hedren explains, U.S. military control of the northern plains following the Great
Sioux War permitted the Northern Pacific Railroad to extend westward from the
Missouri River. The new transcontinental line brought hide hunters who targeted the
great northern buffalo herds and ultimately destroyed them. A de-buffaloed prairie
lured cattlemen, who in turn spawned their own culture. Through forced surrender $24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4216-6
of their lands and lifeways, Lakotas and Northern Cheyennes now experienced even 272 Pages, 6 × 9
2 Maps
more stress and calamity than they had endured during the war itself. The victors,
meanwhile, faced a different set of challenges, among them providing security for the
railroad crews, hide hunters, and cattlemen.

Hedren is the first scholar to examine the events of 1876–77 and their aftermath as
a whole, taking into account relationships among military leaders, the building of
forts, and the army’s efforts to memorialize the war and its victims. Woven into his
narrative are the voices of those who witnessed such events as the burial of Custer,
the laying of railroad track, or the sudden surround of a buffalo herd. Their personal Of Related Interest
testimonies lend both vibrancy and pathos to this story of irreversible change in Where Custer Fell
Sioux Country. Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield
Then and Now
By James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka,
Paul L. Hedren is a retired National Park Service superintendent and an award- and Sandy Barnard
winning historian living in Omaha, Nebraska. His numerous publications include $26.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3834-3

First Scalp for Custer, Fort Laramie in 1876, We Trailed the Sioux, and Great Sioux great sioux war orders of battle
How the United States Army Waged War on the
War Orders of Battle. Northern Plains, 1876–1877
Edited by Paul L. Hedren
$39.95 cloth 978-0-87062-397-4

To Hell with Honor

Custer and the Little Bighorn
By Larry Sklenar
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3472-7
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A newly discovered memoir captures life in the Wild West

clifford, nolan deep trails in the old west

of Billy the Kid

Deep Trails in the Old West

A Frontier Memoir
By Frank Clifford
Edited by Frederick Nolan
Cowboy and drifter Frank Clifford lived a lot of lives—and raised a lot of hell—in
the first quarter of his life. The number of times he changed his name—Clifford being
just one of them—suggests that he often traveled just steps ahead of the law. During
the 1870s and 1880s his restless spirit led him all over the Southwest, crossing the
paths of many of the era’s most notorious characters, most notably Clay Allison and
Billy the Kid.

More than just an entertaining and informative narrative of his Wild West adventures,
Clifford’s memoir also paints a picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived,
worked, and stayed alive during those tumultuous years. Written in 1940 and edited
and annotated by Frederick Nolan, Deep Trails in the Old West is likely one of the
october last eyewitness histories of the old West ever to be discovered.
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4186-2
336 Pages, 5.5 × 8.5 As Frank Clifford, the author rode with outlaw Clay Allison’s Colfax County
27 B&W Illus.
vigilantes, traveled with Charlie Siringo, cowboyed on the Bell Ranch, contended
with Apaches, and mined for gold in Hillsboro. In 1880 he was one of the Panhandle
cowboys sent into New Mexico to recover cattle stolen by Billy the Kid and his
compañeros—and in the process he got to know the Kid dangerously well.

In unveiling this work, Nolan faithfully preserves Clifford’s own words, providing
helpful annotation without censoring either the author’s strong opinions or his racial
biases. For all its roughness, Deep Trails in the Old West is a rich resource of frontier
lore, customs, and manners, told by a man who saw the Old West at its wildest—and
Of Related Interest lived to tell the tale.
The West of Billy the Kid
By Frederick Nolan Frederick Nolan is a leading authority on outlaws and gunfighters of the Old West.
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3104-7
His award-winning books include The West of Billy the Kid; The Wild West: History,
The Billy the Kid Reader
By Frederick Nolan Myth, and the Making of America; The Lincoln County War: A Documentary
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3849-7 History; and The Billy the Kid Reader.
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Seven plays by the master of Chicano storytelling

anaya billy the kid and other plays

Billy the Kid and Other Plays
By Rudolfo Anaya
Afterword by Cecilia J. Aragón and Robert Con Davis-Undiano
While award-winning author Rudolfo Anaya is known primarily as a novelist, his
genius is also evident in dramatic works performed regularly in his native New
Mexico and throughout the world. Billy the Kid and Other Plays collects seven of
these works and offers them together for the first time.

Like his novels, many of Anaya’s plays are built from the folklore of the Southwest.
This volume opens with The Season of La Llorona, in which Anaya fuses the
Mexican legend of the dreaded “crying woman” with that of La Malinche, mistress
and adviser to Hernán Cortés. Southwestern lore also shapes the title play, which
provides a Mexican American perspective on the Kid—or Bilito, as he is known in
New Mexico—along with keen insight into the slipperiness of history. The Farolitos
of Christmas and Matachines uncover both the sweet and the sinister in stories behind
seasonal New Mexican rituals. volume 10 in the chicana & chicano
visions of the américas series
Other plays here address loss of the old ways—farming, connection to the land, the
primacy of family—while showing the power of change. The mystery Who Killed december
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4225-8
Don José? uses the murder of a wealthy sheep rancher to look at political corruption
384 Pages, 5.5 × 8.5
and modernization. Ay, Compadre! and Angie address aging and death, though with Literature/Plays
refreshing humor and optimism.

Elegant and poetic, intense and funny, these are the plays Anaya considers his best.
The author tells how each originated, while Cecilia J. Aragón and Robert Con Davis-
Undiano offer critical analysis and performance history. Both Anaya fans and readers
new to his work will find this collection a rich trove, as will community theaters and
scholars in Chicano literature and drama.

Rudolfo Anaya is author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the Of Related Interest
classic novel Bless Me, Ultima and, more recently, Randy Lopez Goes Home. Cecilia The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories
By Rudolfo Anaya
J. Aragón is Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies at the University of Wyoming, $12.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3738-4
Laramie. Robert Con Davis-Undiano is Neustadt Professor in Comparative Literature
The Essays
at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. By Rudolfo Anaya
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4023-0

Randy Lopez Goes Home

A Novel
By Rudolfo Anaya
$19.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4189-3
28 The Arthur H. Clark Company new books FALL/WINTER 2011
Publishers of the American West since 1902

The personal journeys of four Latter-day Saints who came to

aird, nichols, bagley playing with shadows

doubt the faith

Playing with Shadows

Voices of Dissent in the Mormon West
Edited by Polly Aird, Jeff Nichols, and Will Bagley
This collection of narratives by four individuals who abandoned Mormonism—
“apostates,” as Brigham Young and other Latter-day Saint leaders labeled them—
provides an overview of dissent from the beginning of the religion to the early
twentieth century and presents a wide range of disaffection with the faith or its

Instead of focusing on a single disheartened individual or sect, this collection includes

dissenters with different motivations and a wide range of experiences. Some devout
Mormon converts, finding Brigham Young’s implementation of the Kingdom of God
disillusioning, turned their backs on religion in general. Yet most never lost their love
for their fellow Mormons or their longing for the ideal society they had dreamed of
Volume 13 in the Kingdom in the West series
December Newspaper articles, personal letters, journals, and sermons provide context for the
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-380-6
496 Pages, 6.125 × 9.25
testaments collected here—those of George Armstrong Hicks, Charles Derry, Ann
25 Photos Gordge, and Brigham Young Hampton. The four range from those who felt Brigham
Young had not lived up to the precepts of Mormonism, to “backouts” who gave up
and left Utah, to a plural wife who constructed a rich fantasy world, to a devoted
Latter-day Saint who gave his all only to feel betrayed by his leaders. Young warned
one dissenting group that they were “not playing with shadows,” but with “the
voice and the hand of the Almighty”; accordingly, many dissenters feared for their
livelihoods, and some, for their lives.

Historians will value the range of beliefs, opinions, complaints, hopes, and fears
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expressed in these carefully annotated life histories. An antidote to anti-Mormon
Innocent Blood
Essential Narratives of the
sensationalism, these detailed chronicles of deeply personal journeys add subtlety and
Mountain Meadows Massacre a human dimension to our understanding of the Mormon past.
By David L. Bigler and Will Bagley
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-362-2
Independent historian Polly Aird is the author of Mormon Convert, Mormon De-
Doing the Works of Abraham,
Mormon Polygamy
fector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848–1861. Jeff Nichols is
Its Origin, Practice, and Demise Associate Professor of History at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, and the author
By B. Carmon Hardy
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-344-8
of Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power: Salt Lake City, 1847–1918. Will Bagley has
written or edited nineteen books, including So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the
At Sword’s Point, Part 1
A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858 Trails to Oregon and California, 1812–1848.
By William P. MacKinnon
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-353-0
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Publishers of the American West since 1902

A long-overdue look at one of Mormonism’s most influential leaders

armstrong, Grow, siler parley p. pratt and the making of mormonism

Parley P. Pratt and the Making of
Edited and with contributions by Gregory K. Armstrong,
Matthew J. Grow, and Dennis J. Siler
Parley P. Pratt joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and
was murdered in 1857 by the estranged husband of his twelfth plural wife. An
original member of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Pratt played a key
leadership role for the Mormons. His writings, including poetry, apologetics, and an
autobiography, helped define Mormon theology and identity, and his hymns remain
popular today.

Arguably Mormonism’s most influential early leader after Joseph Smith and Brigham
Young, Pratt is also one of its least understood. This collection of essays uses Pratt’s
life and writings as a means for gaining insight on early Latter-day Saint history,
including the Church’s initial internationalization, vibrant print culture, development
of a unique theology, family dynamics, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. december
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-401-8
This fascinating compilation sets Pratt and Mormonism in the context of American 352 Pages, 6.125 × 9.25
religion and culture. The contributors examine Pratt’s political and religious struggles 15 B&W Illus., 1 Map
on behalf of Mormonism. His murder is also situated within competing narratives
of religious martyrdom and sexual deviance, Victorian domestic ideals and domestic

Because Pratt was killed in Arkansas, the massacre of Arkansas emigrants at Mountain
Meadows in Utah has long been viewed as vengeance for his death. This well-crafted
collection shows that view to be oversimplified. The narratives that emerge here will
appeal to anyone seeking to understand the nuances of early Mormon history in the
context of one of its most important and controversial figures. Of Related Interest
Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector
Gregory K. Armstrong is Chair of the Department of World Languages at the University A Scottish Immigrant in the American West,
of Arkansas–Fort Smith and author of numerous articles on language learning. By Polly Aird
Matthew J. Grow is Director of Publications, LDS Church History Department, and $39.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-369-1

author of “Liberty to the Downtrodden”: Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer. Gettysburg to Great Salt Lake
George R. Maxwell, Civil War Hero and Federal
Dennis J. Siler is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas–Fort
Marshal among the Mormons
Smith and author of The Influence of the Roman Poet Ovid on Shakespeare’s A By John Gary Maxwell
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-388-2
Midsummer Night’s Dream.
We’ll Find the Place
The Mormon Exodus, 1846–1848
By Richard E. Bennett
$21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3838-1
30 The Arthur H. Clark Company new books FALL/WINTER 2011
Publishers of the American West since 1902

The saga of the family that controlled the storied island

chiles justinian caire and santa cruz island

Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island

The Rise and Fall of a California Dynasty
By Frederic Caire Chiles
Foreword by Marla Daily
One of the fabled Channel Islands of Southern California, Santa Cruz was once
the largest privately owned island off the coast of the continental United States.
This multifaceted account traces the island’s history from its aboriginal Chumash
population to its acquisition by The Nature Conservancy at the end of the twentieth
century. The heart of the book, however, is a family saga: the story of French émigré
Justinian Caire and his descendants, who owned and occupied the island for more
than fifty years. The author, descended from Caire, uses family archives unavailable
to earlier historians to recount the full, previously untold story.

Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island opens with Caire’s early life as a San Francisco
businessman and his acquisition of Santa Cruz Island, where he created a ranching
october kingdom based on sheep, cattle, and wine. Frederic Caire Chiles examines the business
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-400-1 practices of the Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island companies, documenting the
240 Pages, 6.125 × 9.25
island’s economic ups and downs and the environmental impact of ranching in
34 B&W Illus., 1 Map
History those days. Above all, he looks at the family’s daily life on the island from the mid-
nineteenth into the twentieth century. This epic contains tragic elements, as well.
What began as a profitable ranch and an idyllic retreat ended in the family divided
by bitter litigation and the forced sale of the island. Family diaries and letters enable
Chiles to tell the story of an intensely private clan and its struggle to hold an island
dynasty together.

The history of Santa Cruz Island has never been told so thoroughly or so well. Replete
with intimate portraits and high drama, this California story will move readers as it
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informs them.
Santa Cruz Island
A History of Conflict and Diversity
By John Gherini Frederic Caire Chiles holds a doctorate in history from the University of California,
$39.50s Cloth 978-0-87062-264-9 Santa Barbara. He is a freelance writer and the former managing director of Positive
Adventurers and Prophets Image, Ltd., a marketing communications firm in England. Marla Daily is president of
American Autobiographers in Mexican California,
1829–1847 the Santa Cruz Island Foundation and author of California’s Channel Islands: 1001
By Charles B. Churchill Questions Answered.
$35.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-228-1

Murder of a Landscape
The California Farmer-Smelter War, 1897–1916
By Khaled J. Bloom
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-396-7
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A cultural history of America’s red rock desert landmarks

harvey rainbow bridge to monument valley

Rainbow Bridge to Monument Valley
Making the Modern Old West
By Thomas J. Harvey
The Colorado River Plateau is home to two of the best-known landscapes in the
world: Rainbow Bridge in southern Utah and Monument Valley on the Utah-Arizona rainbow
border. Twentieth-century popular culture made these places icons of the American
West, and advertising continues to exploit their significance today. In Rainbow
brid g e
Bridge to Monument Valley, Thomas J. Harvey artfully tells how Navajos and Anglo- monument
Americans created fabrics of meaning out of this stunning desert landscape, space
that western novelist Zane Grey called “the storehouse of unlived years,” where a
va l l e y
making The
rugged, more authentic life beckoned. Harvey explores the different ways in which modern old WesT

the two societies imbued the landscape with deep cultural significance. T h o m a s J . h a r v e y

Navajos long ago incorporated Rainbow Bridge into the complex origin story
that embodies their religion and worldview. In the early 1900s, archaeologists
crossed paths with Grey in the Rainbow Bridge area. Grey, credited with making
the modern western novel popular, sought freedom from the contemporary world $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4190-9
and reimagined the landscape for his own purposes. In the process, Harvey shows, 248 Pages, 6 × 9
11 B&W Illus., 1 Map
Grey erased most of the Navajo inhabitants. This view of the landscape culminated
History/Popular Culture
in filmmaker John Ford’s use of Monument Valley as the setting for his epic mid-
twentieth-century Westerns. Harvey extends the story into the late twentieth century
when environmentalists sought to set aside Rainbow Bridge as a symbolic remnant
of nature untainted by modernization.

Tourists continue to flock to Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge, as they have for
a century, but the landscapes are most familiar today because of their appearances
in advertising. Monument Valley has been used to sell perfume, beer, and sport
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utility vehicles. Encompassing the history of the Navajo, archaeology, literature,
John Ford
film, environmentalism, and tourism, Rainbow Bridge to Monument Valley explores Hollywood’s Old Master
By Ronald L. Davis
how these rock formations, Navajo sacred spaces still, have become embedded in the
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2916-7
modern identity of the American West—and of the nation itself.
Ghost west
Reflections Past and Present
Thomas J. Harvey is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and co-editor of Imagining By Ann Ronald
the Big Open: Nature, Identity, and Play in the New West. $19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3694-3

Navajo Land, Navajo Culture

The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century
By Robert S. McPherson
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3357-7
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3410-9
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Portrays a major leader in the twentieth-century development of

tyler wd farr

western agriculture

WD Farr
Cowboy in the Boardroom
By Daniel Tyler
Foreword by Senator Hank Brown
“Always a better way” was WD Farr’s motto. As a Colorado rancher, banker, cattle
feeder, and expert in irrigation, Farr (1910–2007) had a unique talent for building
consensus and instigating change in an industry known for its conservatism. With his
persistent optimism and gregarious personality, Farr’s influence extended from next-
door neighbors and business colleagues to U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries.
In this biography, Daniel Tyler chronicles Farr’s singular life and career. At the same
time, he tells a broader story of sweeping changes in agricultural production and
irrigated agriculture in Colorado and across the West during the twentieth century.

WD was a third-generation descendant of western farming pioneers, who specialized

in sheep feeding. While learning all he could from his father and grandfather, WD
august developed a new vision: to make cattle profitable. He sought out experienced
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4193-0 livestock experts to help him devise ways to produce beef year-round. When World
312 Pages, 6 × 9
War II ended, and the troops came home tired of wartime mutton, the beef industry
31 B&W illus., 2 maps
biography took off. With his new innovations in place, WD was ready.

Tyler also reveals WD’s influence in securing water supplies for farmers and ranchers
and in establishing water conservation policies. Early in his career, WD helped sell
the Colorado–Big Thompson Project to skeptical, debt-ridden farmers. In 1955, he
became a board member for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, a
post he held for forty years.

Tyler bases his portrait of WD Farr on extensive archival research and dozens of
Of Related Interest interviews with people who knew him personally or by reputation. In the end,
Riding for the Brand Tyler shows that although not everybody agreed, or will agree, with Farr’s stands
150 Years of Cowden Ranching
By Michael Pettit on particular issues, this “cowboy in the boardroom” led by his own example. By
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3718-6 embracing change and seeking consensus rather than forcing his will on others,
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4044-5
his greatest legacy—as revealed in this book—may be the model of leadership he
Silver Fox of the Rockies
Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts
By Daniel Tyler
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3515-1
Daniel Tyler is Professor Emeritus of History at Colorado State University, Fort Col-
lins, and the author of Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and Western
Water Compacts. Hank Brown is a former member of the U.S. House of Represen-
tatives and a former U.S. Senator. He later served as president of the University of
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How Congress has tried and failed to keep agencies from making

lee congress vs. the Bureaucracy

direct public appeals

Congress vs. the Bureaucracy

Muzzling Agency Public Relations
By Mordecai Lee

Winner of The Julian J. Rothbaum Prize

Congress vs.
Government bureaucracy is something Americans have long loved to hate. Yet despite
this general antipathy, some federal agencies have been wildly successful in cultivating
the BureauCraCy
Muzzling agenCy PuBliC relations
the people’s favor. Take, for instance, the U.S. Forest Service and its still-popular
Smokey Bear campaign. The agency early on gained a foothold in the public’s esteem
when President Theodore Roosevelt championed its conservation policies and Forest MordeCai lee

Service press releases led to favorable coverage and further goodwill.

Congress has rarely approved of such bureaucratic independence. In Congress vs.

the Bureaucracy, political scientist Mordecai Lee—who has served as a legislative
assistant on Capitol Hill and as a state senator—explores a century of congressional
efforts to prevent government agencies from gaining support for their initiatives by september
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4203-6
communicating directly with the public. 336 Pages, 6 × 9
3 tables
Through detailed case studies, Lee shows how federal agencies have used increasingly
sophisticated publicity techniques to muster support for their activities—while
Congress has passed laws to counter those PR efforts. The author first traces
congressional resistance to Roosevelt’s campaigns to rally popular support for the
Panama Canal project, then discusses the Forest Service, the War Department, the
Census Bureau, and the Department of Agriculture. Lee’s analysis of more recent
legislative bans on agency publicity in the George W. Bush administration reveals that
political battles over PR persist to this day. Ultimately, despite Congress’s attempts to
Of Related Interest
muzzle agency public relations, the bureaucracy usually wins.
The Power of Money in Congressional
Campaigns, 1880–2006
Opponents of agency PR have traditionally condemned it as propaganda, a sign By David C.W. Parker
of a mushrooming, self-serving bureaucracy, and a waste of taxpayer dollars. $45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3903-6

For government agencies, though, communication with the public is crucial to Women Transforming Congress
By Cindy Simon Rosenthal
implementing their missions and surviving. In Congress vs. the Bureaucracy, Lee
$32.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3455-0
argues these conflicts are in fact healthy for America. They reflect a struggle for $32.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3496-3
autonomy that shows our government’s system of checks and balances to be alive Party Wars
and working well. Polarization and the Politics of
National Policy Making
By Barbara Sinclair
Mordecai Lee is Professor of Governmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3779-7
Milwaukee and the author of several books, including The First Presidential
Communications Agency: FDR’s Office of Government Reports.
34 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

Reveals the ceramic works and worldview of Brazil’s ancient

young sanchez, schaan marajÓ

Marajó people

Ancient Ceramics from the Mouth of the Amazon
By Margaret Young-Sánchez and Denise Pahl Schaan
The Amazon Basin is now recognized as a cradle of cultural and technological
innovation in the ancient Americas. It was there that the hemisphere’s earliest known
ceramics (ca. 5000 b.c.) were produced. Located at the mouth of the Amazon
River in Brazil, Marajó Island was home to one of the region’s most populous and
sophisticated ancient societies (a.d. 300–1300). Island chiefdoms built impressive
mounds to support multifamily longhouses, ceremonial spaces, and cemeteries,
and constructed channels, dams, and weirs to trap huge quantities of fish as the
annual floodwaters receded. Aquaculture, rather than agriculture, provided the
primary source of subsistence for the Marajó people. Their beautifully decorated
ceramics reveal the skill and artistry of Amazonian potters and the complexity of
their cosmology.
Distributed for Denver Art Museum
Lavishly illustrated, this volume presents ceramics from the Denver Art Museum,
Barbier-Mueller Museums of Geneva and Barcelona, University of Pennsylvania
$25.00s PAPER 978-0-914738—73-2 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History,
72 pages, 8.5 × 11 and private collections. Included are boldly painted burial urns, delicately incised
Art/Museum Collections
figures, intricately carved and painted jars, bowls, and plates, and unique circular
ceramic stools. Margaret Young-Sánchez and Denise Pahl Schaan’s essays describe
Marajó culture, ceramics, and funerary practices. Maps and photographs round out
this important contribution to South American art history and archaeology.

Margaret Young-Sánchez, Chief Curator and Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator
of Pre-Columbian Art at the Denver Art Museum, is editor of Nature and Spirit:
Ancient Costa Rican Treasures in the Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum
(2011) and curator of Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca (2004). Denise Pahl Schaan,
Of Related Interest
Professor of Archaeology, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil, has directed several
The Arts of South America, 1492–1850
By Donna Pierce archaeological projects on Marajó Island.
$39.95s Paper 978-0-8061-9976-4

Nature and Spirit

Ancient Costa Rican Treasures in the
Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum
By Margaret Young-Sanchez
$49.95s Cloth 978-0-914738-68-8
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Six plays from colonial Mexico, translated for modern readers and

burkhart aztecs on stage


Aztecs on Stage
Religious Theater in Colonial Mexico Aztecs
Edited by Louise M. Burkhart on stAge
Translated from the Nahuatl by Louise M. Burkhart, Barry D. Sell, and
Stafford Poole
Nahuatl drama, one of the most surprising results of the Catholic presence in
colonial Mexico, merges medieval European religious theater with the language and
performance traditions of the Aztec (Nahua) people of central Mexico. Franciscan
missionaries, seeking effective tools for evangelization, fostered this new form of
R eligious T h e aT eR
theater after observing the Nahuas’ enthusiasm for elaborate performances. The
i n Col oni a l M ex iCo
plays became a controversial component of native Christianity, allowing Nahua
Edited by louise M. Burkhart
performers to present Christian discourse in ways that sometimes effected subtle Translated by
louise M. BuRkhaRT, BaRRy D. sell, and sTaffoRD Poole

changes in meaning. The Indians’ enthusiastic embrace of alphabetic writing enabled

the use of scripts, but the genre was so unorthodox that Spanish censors prevented
the plays’ publication. As a result, colonial Nahuatl drama survives only in scattered October
manuscripts, most of them anonymous, some of them passed down and recopied $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4209-8
244 Pages, 6 × 9
over generations. 6 b&w illus.
Literature/Latin America
Aztecs on Stage presents accessible English translations of six of these seventeenth-
and eighteenth-century Nahuatl plays. All are based on European dramatic traditions,
such as the morality and passion plays; indigenous actors played the roles of saints,
angels, devils—and even the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Louise M. Burkhart’s
engaging introduction places the plays in historical context, while stage directions
and annotations in the works provide insight into the Nahuas’ production practices,
which often incorporated elaborate sets, props, and special effects including fireworks
and music. The translations facilitate classroom readings and performances while Of Related Interest
retaining significant artistic features of the Nahuatl originals. Nahuatl Theater, Volume 2
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and
Louise M. Burkhart is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York,
Stafford Poole
Albany, and co-editor and co-translator of Nahuatl Theater, the four-volume set of $55.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3794-0

plays from which this collection is drawn. Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3

Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation
Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and
Elizabeth R. Wright
$55.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3878-7

Nahuatl Theater, Volume 4

Nahua Christianity in Performance
Edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart
$49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4010-0
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new in paper
mcdonald american indians and the fight for equal voting rights · fiorina, abrams disconnect

new in paper

American Indians and Disconnect

the Fight for Equal The Breakdown of
Voting Rights Representation in
By Laughlin McDonald American Politics
By Morris P. Fiorina, with
Recounts Indians’ progress in Samuel J. Abrams
the voting booth
Examines the decline of
the political center within
America’s party system

“This engaging, well-written book . . . is appropriate and useful “An important contribution to a lively public and scholarly de-
for general readers and undergraduates. It is detailed enough to bate about the extent, sources, and consequences of polariza-
make it important for specialists in the fields of Indian law and tion in contemporary American politics.”—POLITICAL SCIENCE
voting rights.”—Choice QUARTERLY
“First-rate political science . . . Fiorina has once again defined
The struggle for voting rights was not limited to African research for another generation of political scientists. Highly
Americans in the South—American Indians have also faced recommended.”—CHOICE
discrimination at the polls. This book explores their fight for
equal voting rights and carefully documents how non-Indian
Red states, blue states . . . are we no longer the United States?
officials have tried to maintain dominance over Native peoples
In Disconnect, Morris P. Fiorina examines today’s party
despite the rights they are guaranteed as American citizens.
system to reassess arguments about political polarization while
Laughlin McDonald has participated in numerous lawsuits offering a cogent overview of the American electorate.
brought on behalf of Native Americans that challenged
Drawing on polling results and other data, Fiorina examines
discriminatory practices such as at-large elections, burdensome
the disconnect between an unrepresentative “political class”
identification requirements, and noncompliance with the
and the citizenry it purports to represent, showing how
Voting Rights Act. Here McDonald describes past and present-
politicians have become more polarized while voters remain
day discrimination against Indians and paints a broad picture
moderate. Disconnect helps readers better understand the
of Indian political participation. Incorporating expert reports,
political divide between leaders and the American public—and
legislative histories, and hundreds of interviews with tribal
helps steer a course for change.
members, this insightful study recounts the extraordinary
progress American Indians have made and looks toward a Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political
more just future. Science at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover
Institution. Samuel J. Abrams is a Fellow at the Hamilton
Laughlin McDonald is Director of the Voting Rights Project of
Center for Political Economy, New York University.
the American Civil Liberties Union. He is the author of numer-
ous books and articles on voting rights policy, including A Volume 11 in the Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series
Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia. november
$24.95s PAPER 978-0-8061-4228-9
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salomon pío pico · sweeney mangas coloradas

Pío Pico Mangas Coloradas
The Last Governor of Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
Mexican California By Edwin R. Sweeney
By Carlos Manuel Salomon
A thorough and sympathetic
The first biography of a biography of the extraordinary
politically savvy Californio Apache leader
who straddled three eras

“Thanks to this expertly researched and vividly written biogra- “A solid contribution to the story of the Apaches and the history
phy by a next-generation historian making a stunning debut, Pío of the Southwest.”—Donald E. Worcester, author of The
Pico now emerges into full historical perspective as a pivotal and Apaches: Eagles of the Southwest
representative figure in the transition of California from Mexi-
can province to American state.”—Kevin Starr, Professor of
Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty
History, University of Southern California
years. During the last years of Mangas’s life, he and his son-in-law
Cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apachería that made
A two-time governor of Alta California and prominent the two of them the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this first
businessman after the U.S. annexation, Pío de Jesus Pico was a full-length biography of the legendary chief, Edwin R. Sweeney vividly
politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the
and the American period. This is the first biography of Pico, conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.
whose life vibrantly illustrates the opportunities and risks faced
by Mexican Americans in those transitional years. A giant of a man, Mangas combined strength with wisdom and
became leader of the Chiricahuas by 1842. Leading war parties
Carlos Manuel Salomon breathes life into the story of Pico, against the Mexicans of Sonora, Mangas returned to his homelands
who—despite his mestizo-black heritage—became one of the in southwestern New Mexico with livestock, booty, and captives.
wealthiest men in California thanks to real estate holdings. In 1846 he welcomed Americans who joined in his fight against
Salomon traces Pico’s complicated political rise during the the Mexicans. But as more white miners, ranchers, and farmers
Mexican era when he led a revolt against the governor encroached on the Apaches’ territory, tragic incidents caused
that swept him into that office. In 1845, during his second retaliations that pressured Mangas, along with Cochise, to fight back
governorship, Pico fought in vain to save California from in desperation. When Mangas finally tried to make peace in 1863, he
the invading forces of the United States. As an important was captured and killed by American soldiers. Ironically, the death of
transitional figure whose name still resonates in many Southern Mangas Coloradas, who had wished only to live in peace in his land,
California locales, Pico’s story offers a revealing look at inflamed American-Apache relations and led to another twenty-three
California history that anticipates a new perspective on the years of war.
region’s multicultural fabric.
Retired as a professional accountant, Edwin R. Sweeney is an
Carlos Manuel Salomon is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies independent scholar and one of the preeminent historians of the
and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Califor- Apaches. He is the author of Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief and
nia State University, East Bay. From Cochise to Geronimo: The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874–1886.

SEPTEMBER Volume 231 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series

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BIOGRAPHY 608 Pages, 6 × 9
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hagan taking indian lands · foreman monte foreman's horse-training science

Taking Indian Lands Monte Foreman’s

The Cherokee (Jerome) Horse-Training Science
Commission, 1889–1893 By Monte Foreman and
By William T. Hagan Patrick Wyse

A detailed and disturbing Step-by-step instructions with

account of the deliberations more than 300 illustrations
between the Cherokee
Commission and the tribes

“Hagan’s book allows us to travel with the commission and watch “A look at the almost visionary techniques of one of the most revo-
this disgraceful episode from a front-row seat. . . . A fascinating lutionary horsemen our country has seen.”—Horse Illustrated
window into tribal politics.”—Frederick E. Hoxie
Monte Foreman was one of America’s foremost trainers of
Authorized by Congress in 1889, the Cherokee Commission horses and riders, and many advances in western training have
was formed to negotiate the purchase of huge areas of land come from his years of research into the action and interaction
from the Cherokees, Ioways, Pawnees, Poncas, Tonakawas, of horse and rider—research aimed at improving their athletic
Wichitas, Cheyennes, Arapahos, Sac and Fox, and other tribes ability as a team. It was Foreman who first applied still
in Indian Territory. Some humanitarian reformers argued that and motion-picture photography to the sport of riding, to
dissolving tribal holdings would help “civilize” the Indians and determine beyond doubt how horses move most naturally and
speed their assimilation into American culture, but the coerced efficiently. His training methods are applicable to all kinds of
sales also opened to white settlement vast “unused” expanses western and English riding.
of tribal lands.
Monte Foreman’s Horse-Training Science introduces beginning
Called the Jerome Commission, after its lead negotiator, David and advanced riders to Foreman’s method, which he taught
H. Jerome, the commission intimidated Indians into first successfully in clinics for many years with Patrick Wyse, his
accepting allotment in severalty and then selling to the United first accredited instructor. Step-by-step instructions and more
States—at its price—the fifteen million acres declared surplus than 300 photographs and drawings explain how to execute
after allotment. Hagan has mined nearly two thousand pages the turn on the forehand, the side pass, leads, the posting
of commission journals in the National Archives to reveal trot and the natural depart, flying lead changes, balanced
the commissioners’ rhetoric and strategies and the Indians’ stops, rolls, and spins. The horse-and-rider team that becomes
responses—the words of tribal leaders as they poignantly proficient in the Foreman method will enter a whole new world
defended ownership of their land and expressed their fears of of enjoyment, performance skill, and competitive achievement.
impending change.
Monte Foreman spent his professional life working with
William T. Hagan is retired as Professor of History at the horses—as a cowboy, arena performer, U.S. cavalryman, polo
University of Oklahoma. His numerous books on American player, competitor, and trainer. Patrick Wyse is a full-time pro-
Indians include The Sac and Fox Indians and Quanah Parker, fessional riding instructor who trains and films the techniques
Comanche Chief, also published by the University of Okla- of more than 600 students each year at Horse Wyse Ranch
homa Press. near Townsend, Montana.

july july
$19.95s PAPER 978-0-8061-4236-4 $26.95s PAPER 978-0-8061-4222-7
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Ilarione daily life in colonial mexico · poole juan de ovando

Daily Life in Juan de Ovando
Colonial Mexico Governing the Spanish Empire
The Journey of Friar Ilarione da in the Reign of Philip II
Bergamo, 1761–1768 By Stafford Poole
Translated from the
Italian by William J. Orr A revealing look at the power
of letrados in sixteenth-century
Edited by Robert Ryal Miller and
William J. Orr

An Italian friar’s account of his

seven-year mission in colonial
“Clearly written and solidly based on extensive archival re-
In 1761 Ilarione da Bergamo, a Capuchin friar, journeyed to search, . . . Poole’s study belongs in all college and university
Mexico to gather alms for foreign missions. After harrowing libraries. Highly recommended.”—Choice
voyages across the Mediterranean and Atlantic, he reached
Mexico City in 1763. His account reveals the squalor, crime, Philip II is a fascinating and enigmatic figure in Spanish history,
and other perils in the viceregal capital, and details daily but it was his letrados—professional bureaucrats and ministers
life: food, public hygiene, sexual morality, medical practices, trained in law—who made his vast Castilian empire possible.
and popular diversions. His observations about religious life In Juan de Ovando, Stafford Poole traces the life and career of
are particularly valuable. Ilarione also describes mining and a key minister in the king’s government, providing an intimate
refining techniques, recounts a bitter and bloody miners’ view of the day-to-day influence letrados wielded over the
strike, and recalls traveling across bandit-infested wilderness to Spanish colonial machine.
Juan de Ovando, an industrious, discerning, and loyal servant,
After his return to Italy, Ilarione wrote an account of his began his career as an ecclesiastical judge and inquisitor in
journey, published here for the first time in English. The editors Seville, and from there, at the king’s order, undertook the
have liberally annotated the text, written an introduction reform of the University of Alcalá de Henares. Appointed to
about Ilarione’s life and the historical context of his journey, the supreme council of the Spanish Inquisition, Ovando was
and included more than a dozen of Fra Ilarione’s original commissioned to investigate the Council of the Indies. In this
drawings, including maps and sketches of Mexican flora. Daily role, he began collecting information about Spain’s overseas
Life in Colonial Mexico is a welcome addition to the firsthand possessions through the famed Relaciones geográficas—wide-
literature of New Spain. ranging surveys of daily life in the New World. While devising
long-term colonial policies for New Spain, Ovando also
William J. Orr was a Foreign Service officer in the U.S. Depart-
presided over the Council of Finance and sought to bring order
ment of State. Robert Ryal Miller was Professor Emeritus of
to Spain’s chaotic financial situation.
History, California State University, Hayward, and the author
of Mexico: A History. Stafford Poole, C.M., an independent researcher and ordained
priest who devotes himself to the study of Nahuatl, is the
Volume 78 in The American Exploration and Travel Series author of numerous publications, including Pedro Moya de
july Contreras: Catholic Reform and Royal Power in New Spain,
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$24.95s PAPER 978-0-8061-4238-8
304 Pages, 6 × 9
Biography/History/latin america
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A beautifully illustrated volume of traditional Chickasaw stories

galvan, barbour chikasha stories, volume one: shared spirit

Chikasha Stories
Volume One: Shared Spirit
By Glenda Galvan
Illustrations by Jeannie Barbour
In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, premier Chickasaw storyteller
and tribal elder Glenda Galvan tells traditional stories drawn from the tribe’s oral
traditions. Illustrating the tales are original artworks by award-winning Chickasaw
artist Jeannie Barbour. This long-awaited and much-needed volume, a groundbreaking
work for the Chickasaw Press, is the first of an important series of books intended to
revive and maintain the storytelling tradition so vital to the roots of Chickasaw and
Native culture.

Born into the Fox Clan of the Chickasaws, Glenda Galvan is her clan’s storyteller.
She has served on numerous museum boards and often travels to share her culture
Distributed for Chickasaw press
and tell traditional southeastern stories. As a Chickasaw historian, artist, and author,
Jeannie Barbour also serves as an advocate for Native American issues, specifically
november the protection of Southeastern tribal history, culture, art, sacred sites, and artifacts.
$25.00s Cloth 978-1-935684-04-6
96 Pages, 9 × 12
12 b&w and color illus.
Glenda Galvan holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma.
American Indian She is currently manager and curator of the Chickasaw White House museum and
historical site at Emet, Oklahoma. The beautiful award-winning illustrations and
writings of Jeannie Barbour have been featured in many art exhibitions, publications,
and books, including Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, Proud to Be
Chickasaw, Let’s Speak Chickasaw, and American Indian Places.

chickasaw press
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The first cookbook of traditional Chickasaw recipes from the

ellis, penner ilimpa'chi' (Let's eat!): a chickasaw cookbook

Chickasaw Press

Ilimpa’chi’ (Let’s Eat!)

A Chickasaw Cookbook
By JoAnn Ellis and Vicki Penner
Recipes, reminiscences, and lessons in Chickasaw lifeways are the main ingredients
in Ilimpa’chi’ (Let’s Eat!): A Chickasaw Cookbook. Well-known Chickasaw cooks
JoAnn Ellis and Vicki Penner share more than forty recipes, accompanied by scenes
from their lives spent cooking, eating, and growing up around foods prepared in
Chickasaw kitchens and over outdoor cooking fires. Their stories reveal the organic
connections between food, family, and Chickasaw Nation history. Presenting
traditional and traditionally inspired recipes for wild game, meat and fish, wild
vegetables and fruits, garden produce, and breads, they describe and celebrate the
roles of these dishes in the feasts of Chickasaw culture.

Ilimpa’chi’ also includes a glossary of Chickasaw cooking terms and phrases, along
with excerpts of poems and prayers written by Chickasaw writers and fluent Native
Distributed for Chickasaw Press
speakers about the traditions of food and family. More than a recipe collection,
Ilimpa’chi’ offers a cook’s-eye view of Chickasaw life.
JoAnn Ellis is a fluent speaker of Chikashshanompa’, a specialist in the Chickasaw $25.00s CLOTH 978-1-935684-03-9
160 Pages, 8 × 10
Language department, and an instructor for its Master/Apprentice Program. She is
also Adjunct Professor of Chickasaw Language at East Central University in Ada, AMERICAN INDIAN/COOKBOOK
Oklahoma. Vicki May Penner (Chickasaw-Cherokee) holds a master’s degree in
education, is a graduate of the Chickasaw Language Master/Apprentice Program, and
spent twenty-five years in education, including the Chickasaw Language department.
She is retail manager at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

chickasaw press
42 new books FALL/WINTER 2011

A celebration of dynamic women in Chickasaw history

morgan, parker dynamic chickasaw women

Dynamic Chickasaw Women

By Phillip Carroll Morgan and Judy Goforth Parker
It has become tradition for Chickasaw governor Bill Anoatubby to open his public
addresses with a tribute to the unconquered and unconquerable warriors and to
the dynamic women of the Chickasaw Nation. The most prominent contemporary
advocacy of the phrase “dynamic woman” is the rigorously judged Chickasaw
Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year Award.

Researched and written by Phillip Carroll Morgan and Judy Goforth Parker, Dynamic
Chickasaw Women presents biographies of carefully chosen dynamic women from
the histories of Indian Removal, Indian Territory, and early Oklahoma statehood.
This book demonstrates that the diversity and distinction represented by today’s
recipients of that honor are also found in historical counterparts among the dynamic
Chickasaw women of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.

Phillip Carroll Morgan is staff a writer for the Chickasaw Press, for which he authored
Distributed for Chickasaw Press
Chickasaw Renaissance. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Native American
literature from the University of Oklahoma and is author of the award-winning volume
$20.00s Cloth 978-1-935684-05-3 The Fork-in-the-Road Indian Poetry Store and co-author of Reasoning Together: The
192 Pages, 6 × 9
Native Critics Collective. Judy Goforth Parker, who holds a doctorate in nursing from
AMERICAN INDIAN Texas Women’s University and who completed her Nurse Practitioner degree at the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is administrator of the Chickasaw
Nation Division of Health. She also served as a Chickasaw Nation legislator for four
terms from 1994 to 2009.

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Recent Releases from Chickasaw Press

Uprising They Know Who They Are Proud to Be Chickasaw Picked Apart the Bones Never Give Up!
Woody Crumbo’s Indian Art Elders of the Chickasaw Nation By Mike Larsen and Martha Larsen By Rebecca Hatcher Travis The Life of Pearl Carter Scott
By Robert Perry By Mike Larsen and Martha Larsen 978-1-935684-01-5 978-0-9797858-3-2 By Paul F. Lambert
978-0-9797858-5-6 978-0-9797858-4-9 $25.00s Cloth $14.95s Cloth 978-0-9797858-0-1
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Edmund Pickens Chickasaw Renaissance Chickasaw Removal Chickasaw A Nation in Transition

(Okchantubby) By Phillip Carroll Morgan and By Amanda L. Paige, Unconquered and Unconquerable Douglas Henry Johnston and the
First Elected Chickasaw Chief; David G. Fitzgerald Fuller L. Bumpers, and By Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Amanda Chickasaws, 1898 –1939
His Life and Times 978-0-9797858-8-7 Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. Cobb-Greetham, and Linda Hogan By Michael Lovegrove
By Juanita J. Keel Tate $34.95s Cloth 978-1-935684-00-8 978-1-55868-992-3 978-0-9797858-7-0
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Chickasaw Lives Chickasaw Lives Chickasaw Lives

Volume One: Explorations in Tribal Volume Two: Profiles and Oral Volume Three: Sketches of Past
History Histories and Present
By Richard Green By Richard Green By Richard Green
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cooke et al. to capture the sun · hills et al. perfectly american

To Capture the Sun Perfectly

Gold of Ancient Panama American
Contributions by Richard G. The Art-Union and
Cooke, Nicholas J. Saunders, Its Artists
John W. Hoopes, and Contributions by
Jeffrey Quilter Patricia Hills,
Peter J. Brownlee,
A lavishly illustrated catalogue Randy Ramer, and
of the Gilcrease Museum’s
Amanda Lett
collection of Pre-Columbian
Explores the Art Union’s role in promoting arts and artists in
1840s America
Written to accompany an upcoming exhibition, To Capture the The American Art-Union, based in New York City, was
Sun: Gold of Ancient Panama explores the Gilcrease Museum’s founded in 1844 with the goal of fostering the arts in America
collection of Pre-Columbian gold for the first time since its through education and publication. Modeled after European
acquisition in the 1940s. The collection, from the Gran Coclé organizations, the American Art-Union sought to establish a
culture of Panama, consists of more than 250 gold objects national aesthetic in the United States and unite all regions of
from early Panama, including effigy pendants, pectorals, cuffs, the country through art.
bands, ear rods, and bells, as well as a ceramics collection.
A small subscription fee entitled members of the Art-Union to
More than a beautifully illustrated exhibit catalogue, this at least one engraving of a prominent piece per year, as well
volume includes essays by leading scholars who use the as entry in an annual lottery distributing larger works of art.
Gilcrease collection to discuss the rise of metallurgy in the The Art-Union appealed especially to genre painters; William
Western Hemisphere, the symbolic significance of gold in Gran Sidney Mount, George Caleb Bingham, Charles Deas, William
Coclé culture, and the influence of Pre-Columbian gold on Tylee Ranney, and other noted artists submitted their works
world economies. The contributors also provide a survey of for jury and acceptance. As the United States grew increasingly
archaeological excavations in the region, including a discussion divided in the 1840s, the Art-Union’s selections came under
of Gilcrease’s important collection of Coclé ceramics. heavy scrutiny and there were accusations of supposed
abolitionist and Whig sentiments. Low on funds and facing an
Richard G. Cooke is a staff scientist for the Smithsonian Tropi-
ultimately successful lawsuit over the legality of the lottery, the
cal Research Institute. Nicholas J. Saunders teaches archaeology
American Art-Union disbanded in 1852.
and anthropology at the University of Bristol. John W. Hoopes
directs the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program at the This book provides a new look at the American Art-Union and
University of Kansas. Jeffrey Quilter is Senior Lecturer in the the culture of the United States in the 1840s.
Archaeology Department at Harvard University and Deputy
Patricia Hills is Professor of Art History at Boston University.
Director of the Peabody Museum.
Peter J. Brownlee is Associate Curator for the Terra Founda-
Distributed for Gilcrease Museum tion. Randy Ramer is Director of Exhibitions and Publications
for Gilcrease Museum. Amanda Lett is Project Curator for
$39.95s CLOTH 978-0-9819799-0-8 Gilcrease Museum.
$24.95s PAPER 978-0-9819799-1-5
400 Pages, 9 × 12 Distributed for Gilcrease Museum
Art & Photography/History august
$39.95s CLOTH 978-0-9819799-2-2
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200 pages, 7.75 × 11
60 color ILLUS.
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A valuable firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees in

crewS, starbuck records of the moravians among the cherokees, vols. 3 & 4
the nineteenth century

Records of the Moravians

among the Cherokees
Volume 3: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1
Success in School and Mission, 1805–1810
Volume 4: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 2
Warfare on the Horizon, 1810–1816
Edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck

“The Moravian records contribution to Cherokee history is invaluable . . . [and]

provides a body of work that gives us a look into our past and will help us better
understand where we are going. The Cherokees are grateful to have these recordings of
our history.”—Wilma Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1985–95)
Distributed for Cherokee National Press
Using original diaries, minutes, reports, and correspondence in the Moravian Archives
in North Carolina, the Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees series provides july
a rare account of daily life among the Cherokees throughout the nineteenth century. VoLume 3
$50.00s CLOTH 978-0-9826907-4-1
Although written by missionaries, the records provide keen insight into Cherokee 624 Pages, 6.5 × 9.5.
culture, society, and customs. american indian

Volume 3, spanning the years 1805 to 1810, chronicles the arrival of John and Anna
Rosina Gambold to the mission. Anna Rosina proved dedicated to the education of
Cherokee children, and the mission took on a new life and character. The Gambolds
soon won the people’s affection and respect, and Chief Chuleoa, who at first opposed
the mission, became their friend. These years also witnessed the tragic death of
James Vann, the Moravians’ benefactor among the Cherokees, and the mission’s first
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