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

Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World

Author: Paul E. Minnis,Michael E. Whalen

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816531315

Category: History

Page: 272

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"Sixteen scholars on both sides of the border present recent research on the economy, history, religion, and far-reaching influence of Casas Grandes. Macaw feathers, copper, shells, ritual mounds, and ball fields all reveal the secrets of Casas Grandes, a massive town whose trading network extended from the Chihuahua Desert up through the American Southwest"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in History

Tradición revista

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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New Mexico Historical Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

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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

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

View: 9971

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

Secret Cities of Old South America

Author: Harold T. Wilkins

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813558

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 2505

Originally published: New York: Library Publishers, 1952.
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Spirits of the Ordinary

A Tale of Casas Grandes

Author: Kathleen Alcalá

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156005685

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 7797

Tells the story of several generations of a Mexican Jewish family, and the different paths taken by its members
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The Secret of the Pacific

Author: Charles Reginald Enock

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: 359

View: 6323

Posted in America

Casas Grandes: Tardio and espanõles periods

Author: Charles Corradino Di Peso

Publisher: N.A


Category: Casas Grandes Site (Mexico)

Page: 1104

View: 2135

Posted in Casas Grandes Site (Mexico)

Your Secret Self

Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House

Author: Tracy Marks

Publisher: Editorial Kier

ISBN: 9780916360436

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 1976

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The Secret War in El Paso

Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920

Author: Charles Houston Harris,Louis R. Sadler

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 488

View: 8995

The untold story of El Paso and its role as the scene of clandestine operations during the Mexican Revolution is revealed here for the first time.
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Casas Grandes: Medio period

Author: Charles Corradino Di Peso

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 7852

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Born to Run

Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641043360

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 8049

Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.
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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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Spent Cartridges of Revolution

An Anthropological History of Namiquipa, Chihuahua

Author: Daniel Nugent

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226607429

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 1804

What happens to a revolutionary town after the revolution? This apparently simple question frames Spent Cartridges of Revolution, an anthropological history of Namiquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico. Officially, the revolution of 1910-20 restored control over land and local politics to the peasantry. But Namiquipan peasants, who fought alongside Pancho Villa, have seen little progress and consider themselves mere "spent cartridges" of a struggle that benefited other classes. Daniel Nugent's approach combines an emphasis on peasants' own perceptions of Mexican society after the revolution with an analysis of the organization and formation of state power. He shows that popular discontent in Chihuahua is motivated not only by immediate economic crises but by two centuries of struggle between the people of Northern Mexico and the government.
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The Casas Grandes World

Author: Curtis F. Schaafsma,Carroll L. Riley

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 287

View: 1398

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