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The Resource Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach, (electronic resource)

Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach, (electronic resource)

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Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land
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Explorers in Eden
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Pueblo Indians and the promised land
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Jerold S. Auerbach
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eng
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Auerbach, Jerold S
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978.9/04
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E99.P9
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A84 2006
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  • Whites
  • Public opinion
  • Indians in popular culture
  • Indians in art
  • Indians in literature
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Southwest, New
  • Southwest, New
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Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the pueblos of the Southwest frequently inspired Anglo-American visitors to express their sense of wonder and enchantment in biblical references. Frank Hamilton Cushing's first account of Zuni pueblo described a setting that looked like "The Pools of Palestine." Drawn to the Southwest, Mabel Dodge imagined "a garden of Eden, inhabited by an unfallen tribe of men and women." There she was attracted to Tony Luhan, a Taos Indian who looked "like a Biblical figure."When historian Jerold Auerbach first saw Edward S. Curtis's early twentieth-century photographTaos Water Girls, he realized that "here, indeed, was the biblical Rebecca, relocated to New Mexico from ancient Haran, where Abraham's faithful servant had journeyed to find a suitable wife for Isaac. Rebecca with her water pitcher is as familiar a biblical icon as Noah and his ark or Moses with the stone tablets. Curtis had recast her as the archetypal Pueblo maiden."Explorers in Edenuncovers an intriguing array of diaries, letters, memoirs, photographs, paintings, postcards, advertisements, anthropological field studies, and scholarly monographs. They reveal how Anglo-Americans disenchanted with modern urban industrial society developed a deep and rich fascination with pueblo culture through their biblical associations
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Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-195) and index
Contents
Introduction: American holy land -- Cushing in Zuni -- Visitors and visions -- Representing the Southwest -- Salon in Taos -- Papa Franz's family -- Feminist utopia -- Conclusion
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OCM1bookssj0000645738
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unknown
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9780826339478
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000645738
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Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-195) and index
Contents
Introduction: American holy land -- Cushing in Zuni -- Visitors and visions -- Representing the Southwest -- Salon in Taos -- Papa Franz's family -- Feminist utopia -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000645738
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826339478
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000645738

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