Secrets of Casas Grandes

Precolumbian Art & Archaeology of Northern Mexico

Author: Melissa S. Powell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 135

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Represents a photographic Who's Who of contemporary Santa Fe women.
Posted in Social Science

Spirits of the Ordinary

A Tale of Casas Grandes

Author: Kathleen Alcalá

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156005685

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Tells the story of several generations of a Mexican Jewish family, and the different paths taken by its members
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Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World

Author: Paul E. Minnis,Michael E. Whalen

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 081650220X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Paquimé, the great multistoried pre-Hispanic settlement also known as Casas Grandes, was the center of an ancient region with hundreds of related neighbors. It also participated in massive networks that stretched their fingers through northwestern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Paquimé is widely considered one of the most important and influential communities in ancient northern Mexico and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World, edited by Paul E. Minnis and Michael E. Whalen, summarizes the four decades of research since the Amerind Foundation and Charles Di Peso published the results of the Joint Casas Grandes Expeditions in 1974. The Joint Casas Grandes Expedition revealed the extraordinary nature of this site: monumental architecture, massive ball courts, ritual mounds, over a ton of shell artifacts, hundreds of skeletons of multicolored macaws and their pens, copper from west Mexico, and rich political and religious life with Mesoamerican-related images and rituals. Paquimé was not one sole community but was surrounded by hundreds of outlying villages in the region, indicating a zone that sustained thousands of inhabitants and influenced groups much farther afield. In celebration of the Amerind Foundation’s seventieth anniversary, sixteen scholars with direct and substantial experience in Casas Grandes archaeology present nine chapters covering its economy, chronology, history, religion, regional organization, and importance. The two final chapters examine Paquimé in broader geographic perspectives. This volume sheds new light on Casas Grandes/Paquimé, a great town well-adapted to its physical and economic environment that disappeared just before Spanish contact.
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Tradición revista

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Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest

Author: Richard F. Townsend,Ken Kokrda,Barbara L. Moulard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111487

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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In the flourishing ancient Indian communities of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico, master potters created ceramic arts that are considered among the most accomplished in the world. The symbolic imagery and distinctive local styles of the region are unmistakable—simple volumetric shapes covered with complex, interlocking geometrical designs that are sometimes combined with bold abstract animal, human, and composite figures. Within this shared tradition are clearly identifiable local styles and symbolic vocabularies, and this lavishly illustrated book focuses on one of them: the ceramic works of the Casas Grandes-Paquimé area of northwest Mexico and adjoining parts of New Mexico and Arizona, c. A.D. 1200–1400. For the first time on a comprehensive scale, expert art historians and an artist-teacher discuss the complex imagery of approximately ninety Casas Grandes vessels with fifty pieces representing other major styles of the Greater Southwest. Superb examples show polychromatic designs of real and mythological animals, together with abstract human figures and remarkably varied geometries, demonstrating the imaginative complexity and exceptional achievement of the Casas Grandes potters. Certain motifs reflect affinities with distant Mesoamerica, yet the authors show that these forms were absorbed into a visual vocabulary that reflected the unique artistic and cosmological outlook of Casas Grandes, within the native Southwestern cultural tradition.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

New Mexico Historical Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

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The Secret War in El Paso

Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920

Author: Charles H. Harris,Louis R. Sadler

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826346545

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 9535

Winner of the 2010 Spur Award for Best Contemporary Nonfiction from Western Writers of America The Mexican Revolution could not have succeeded without the use of American territory as a secret base of operations, a source of munitions, money, and volunteers, a refuge for personnel, an arena for propaganda, and a market for revolutionary loot. El Paso, the largest and most important American city on the Mexican border during this time, was the scene of many clandestine operations as American businesses and the U.S. federal government sought to maintain their influences in Mexico and protect national interest while keeping an eye on key Revolutionary figures. In addition, the city served as refuge to a cast of characters that included revolutionists, adventurers, smugglers, gunrunners, counterfeiters, propagandists, secret agents, double agents, criminals, and confidence men. Using 80,000 pages of previously classified FBI documents on the Mexican Revolution and hundreds of Mexican secret agent reports from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations archive, Charles Harris and Louis Sadler examine the mechanics of rebellion in a town where factional loyalty was fragile and treachery was elevated to an art form. As a case study, this slice of El Paso's, and America's, history adds new dimensions to what is known about the Mexican Revolution.
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Spiritual Mestizaje

Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative

Author: Theresa Delgadillo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822350467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Gloria Anzaldúa's narrative innovations and theoretical contributions, particularly her concept of mestiza consciousness, have influenced thinking about colonialism, gender, history, language, religion, sexuality, spirituality, and subjectivity. Yet, as Theresa Delgadillo argues, in spite of this widespread attention, Anzaldúa's theory of spiritual mestizaje has remained under-examined. Delgadillo contends that spiritual mestizaje was central to the queer feminist Chicana theorist's life and thought, and that it provides a critical framework for interpreting contemporary Chicana narratives. First mentioned in Anzaldúa's pioneering bookBorderlands/La Frontera, spiritual mestizaje is a transformative process involving a radical, sustained critique of oppression, and the cultivation of a life engaged with the sacred. Delgadillo analyzes the concept in Anzaldúa's work and in relation to other forms of spirituality and theories of oppression. Demonstrating how contemporary Chicana narratives build on Anzaldúa's theories of spirituality, she interprets novels by Denise Chávez, Demetria Martínez, and Kathleen Alcalá; Norma Cantú's memoirCanícula; and the documentariesFlowers for Guadalupe/Flores para GuadalupeandSeñorita Extraviada. In these powerful cultural critiques, Chicanas offer alternative visions of spirituality as they challenge normative categories of gender, sexuality, nation, and race.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Born to Run

The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 184765228X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 287

View: 6419

At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
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The Secret of the Pacific

Author: Charles Reginald Enock

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: 359

View: 3610

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Casas Grandes: Tardio and espanõles periods

Author: Charles Corradino Di Peso

Publisher: N.A


Category: Casas Grandes Site (Mexico)

Page: 1104

View: 1982

Posted in Casas Grandes Site (Mexico)

Huichol Art and Culture

Balancing the World : Featuring the Robert M. Zingg Collection of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Laboratory of Anthropology

Author: Melissa S. Powell,C. Jill Grady,Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890135631

Category: Architecture

Page: 165

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The indigenous Huichols of western Mexico have retained their unique culture and arts that predate Spanish contact. Includes images of a vast array of Huichol art.
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The Daughters of Juarez

A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

Author: Teresa Rodriguez,Diana Montané

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416538899

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of horrific crimes against women and girls, consisting of kidnappings, rape, mutilation, and murder, with most of the victims conforming to a specific profile: young, slender, and poor, fueling the premise that the murders are not random. Indeed, there has been much speculation that the killer or killers are American citizens. While some leading members of the American media have reported on the situation, prompting the U.S. government to send in top criminal profilers from the FBI, little real information about this international atrocity has emerged. According to Amnesty International, as of 2006 more than 400 bodies have been recovered, with hundreds still missing. As for who is behind the murders themselves, the answer remains unknown, although many have argued that the killings have become a sort of blood sport, due to the lawlessness of the city itself. Among the theories being considered are illegal trafficking in human organs, ritualistic satanic sacrifices, copycat killers, and a conspiracy between members of the powerful Juárez drug cartel and some corrupt Mexican officials who have turned a blind eye to the felonies, all the while lining their pockets with money drenched in blood. Despite numerous arrests over the last ten years, the murders continue to occur, with the killers growing bolder, dumping bodies in the city itself rather than on the outskirts of town, as was initially the case, indicating a possible growing and most alarming alliance of silence and cover-up by Mexican politicians. The Daughters of Juárez promises to be the first eye-opening, authoritative nonfiction work of its kind to examine the brutal killings and draw attention to these atrocities on the border. The end result will shock readers and become required reading on the subject for years to come.
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Casas Grandes: Medio period

Author: Charles Corradino Di Peso

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 1104

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

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The Casas Grandes World

Author: Curtis F. Schaafsma,Carroll L. Riley

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 287

View: 2498

A re-evaluation of the extent, history, and meaning of the Casas Grandes site and its far-reaching connections.
Posted in History