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Wide ruins: memories from a Navajo trading post

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University of New Mexico Press,
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Newlyweds Sallie Wagner and Bill Lippincott came to the Navajo Reservation in 1938. Before they knew it, they owned a trading post at Wide Ruins, Arizona. The years they spent there were the best of their lives, and this lively, honest memoir recalls them in detail. Trading post life combined business with the kinds of experiences generally associated with anthropological field work. Like many traders, Sallie Wagner influenced the weavers whose rugs she purchased. She was one of the traders who persuaded weavers to use vegetal dyes, leaving a permanent legacy in Navajo weaving. Tourists discovered Indian reservations in the 1930s, and the Lippincotts were visited often by friends and strangers alike, many unable to navigate reservation roads.

"This story is a must read for those interested in the Navajo people in the early days. Sallie Wagner has managed to catch and retain the essence of what it meant to be white in a Navajo world that was unbelievably different."--Edward T. Hall

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Grouping Title wide ruins memories from a navajo trading post
Grouping Author wagner sallie r
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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subject_facet Indian traders -- Navajo Indian Reservation -- Biography, Navajo Indian Reservation, Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs, Wagner, Sallie R
title_display Wide ruins : memories from a Navajo trading post
title_full Wide ruins : memories from a Navajo trading post / Sallie Wagner ; foreword by Edward T. Hall
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title_sub memories from a Navajo trading post
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