Wide ruins : memories from a Navajo trading post
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Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1997.
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 150 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
Lexile measure:
1130L
Status:
La Farge Southwest
970.3 Nav
Main Southwest Room Ref
970.3 Nav
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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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ISBN:
0826318053 (pbk.)
Lexile measure:
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"Published in cooperation with the Albuquerque Museum."
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Includes index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wagner, S. R. (1997). Wide ruins: memories from a Navajo trading post. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wagner, Sallie R. 1997. Wide Ruins: Memories From a Navajo Trading Post. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wagner, Sallie R, Wide Ruins: Memories From a Navajo Trading Post. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.

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Wagner, Sallie R. Wide Ruins: Memories From a Navajo Trading Post. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997. Print.

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