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Sacred Clowns

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 9780061801938
Genre : Fiction
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During a kachina ceremony at the Tano Pueblo, the antics of a dancing koshare fill the air with tension. Moments later, the clown is found bludgeoned to death, in the same manner a reservation schoolteacher was killed only days before. Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believe that answers lie in the sacred clown's final cryptic message to the Tano people. But to decipher it, the two Navajo policemen may have to delve into closely guarded tribal secrets—on a sinister trail of blood that links a runaway, a holy artifact, corrupt Indian traders, and a pair of dead bodies.

The Ghostway

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 0061800376
Genre : Fiction
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Old Joseph Joe sees it all. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. The other drives off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation, but not before he shows the old Navajo a photo of the man he seeks. This is all Tribal Policeman Jim Chee needs to set him off on an odyssey that moves from a trapped ghost in an Indian hogan to the seedy underbelly of L.A. to an ancient healing ceremony where death is the cure, and into the dark heart of murder and revenge.

Dance Hall Of The Dead

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 9780061795329
Genre : Fiction
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Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuñi. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig . . . and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rites of the Zuñi people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice or, worse still, to kill again.

The First Eagle

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 9780061743665
Genre : Fiction
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When Acting Lt. Jim Chee catches a Hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open. Now retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hot-headed female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest. The scientist disappeared from the same area the same day the Navajo cop was murdered. Is she a suspect or another victim? And what about a report that a skinwalker--a Navajo witch--was seen at the same time and place too? For Leaphorn and Chee, the answers lie buried in a complicated knot of superstition and science, in a place where the worlds of native peoples and outside forces converge and collide.

Kids Working It Out

Author : Tricia S. Jones
ISBN : 9780787963798
Genre : Education
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Writing The Southwest

Author : David King Dunaway
ISBN : 0826323375
Genre : Literary Collections
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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.

Double Take Tourism Photography Endeavors Among The Northern Pueblos Of The Rio Grande

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The tourism industry of the Southwestern United States is imbedded where American Indians continue in the nation's imagination as artisans, as living relics of the past, and as performers of spiritually authentic rituals. Specifically, New Mexico history and culture cannot be understood without some discussions of travel and tourism to the region. Beginning in the late 1800s and into the early twentieth century, this research highlights how narratives - through travel writings, postcards, and performances - became central to the marking and marketing of New Mexico. This dissertation draws upon historical tourism practices as a backdrop to discuss not only how New Mexico has been portrayed as an enchanting and enduring land, but more importantly how Pueblo people are exerting agency within such an industry. The region discussed in this research concentrates on the northern pueblos of the Rio Grande, which are located between Santa Fe and Taos in north central New Mexico.

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