Sacred Lands of Indian America

Charles E. Little, Author, Jake Page, Editor, David Muench, Photographer
Charles E. Little, Author, Jake Page, Editor, David Muench, Photographer ABRAMS $45 (144p) ISBN 978-0-8109-0603-7
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Crow vision quests atop the craggy, fog-enshrouded Crazy Mountains; the Hopi spirits' Katsina Bluffs rehearsal site for making rain; the oil-rich, many-rivered ""Rocky Mountain Front,"" central to Blackfeet history and culture; ancient Pueblo petroglyphs strewn across mountains in New Mexico these landscapes are among many featured in Sacred Lands of Indian America, edited by Jake Page and with 84 color photographs by David Muench, and 18 maps. Though most of the photography and text focuses on the Southwest, nexus of much Native culture and activism, the book turns the lens on other states, including Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, California and Montana. With lively writing by Paula Gunn Allen, Rennard Strickland, Charles E. Little, the editor and others, this elegant, smart case for ecologically and culturally responsible practices ennobles the conservationist cause. 18 maps. (Nov.)
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