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The Resource How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family, Peter Nabokov

How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family, Peter Nabokov

Label
How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family
Title
How the world moves
Title remainder
the odyssey of an American Indian family
Statement of responsibility
Peter Nabokov
Title variation
Odyssey of an American Indian family
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A compelling portrait of cultural transition and assimilation via the saga of one Acoma Pueblo Indian family. Born in 1861 in New Mexico's Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt lived a tribal life almost unchanged for centuries. But after attending government schools he broke with his people's ancient codes to become a shopkeeper and controversial broker between Indian and white worlds. As a Wild West Show Indian he traveled in Europe with his family, and saw his sons become silversmiths, painters, and consultants on Indian Lore. In 1928, in a life-culminating experience, he recited his version of the origin myth of Acoma Pueblo to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Nabokov narrates the fascinating story of Hunt's life within a multicultural and historical context. Chronicling Pueblo Indian life and Anglo/Indian relations over the last century and a half, he explores how this entrepreneurial family capitalized on the nation's passion for Indian culture. In this rich book, Nabokov dramatizes how the Hunts, like immigrants throughout history, faced anguishing decisions over staying put or striking out for economic independence, and experienced the pivotal passage from tradition to modernity."--provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nabokov, Peter
Dewey number
973.0497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.P9
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family, Peter Nabokov
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-533) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Day break (1846-80) -- Part two. Edward Hunt (1880-1918) -- Part three. Big snake (1918-30) -- Part four. Dad hunt (1930-2007)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
Isbn
9780670024889
Lccn
bl2015036808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, plans, photgraphs
System control number
  • sky277641852
  • (OCoLC)893894937
  • 914007
Label
How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family, Peter Nabokov
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-533) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Day break (1846-80) -- Part two. Edward Hunt (1880-1918) -- Part three. Big snake (1918-30) -- Part four. Dad hunt (1930-2007)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
Isbn
9780670024889
Lccn
bl2015036808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, plans, photgraphs
System control number
  • sky277641852
  • (OCoLC)893894937
  • 914007

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