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ON THE COVER: Adobe house located at 455 West 700 South, Salt Lake City. From A Modest Homestead, p. 3.

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Scott Abbott


his is not a memoir. Rather, this is a fraternal meditation on the question ‘Are we friends, my brother?’ The story is uncertain, the characters are in flux, the voices are plural, the photographs are as troubled as the prose. This is not a memoir.” Thus Scott Abbott introduces the reader to his exploration of the life of his brother John, a man who died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of forty. Writing about his brother, he finds he is writing about himself and about the warm-hearted, educated, and homophobic LDS family that forged the core of his identity. Images and quotations are interwoven with the reflections, as is a critical female voice that questions his assertions and ridicules his rhetoric. The book moves from the starkness of a morgue’s autopsy through familial

A creative narrative exploring how personal identity is inescapably bound to family relationships and religious upbringing


disintegration and adult defiance to a culminating fraternal conversation. This exquisitely written work will challenge notions of resolution and wholeness. Winner of the book manuscript prize in creative nonfiction in the Utah Arts Council’s Original Writing Competition. SCOTT ABBOTT is professor of humanities, philosophy, and integrated studies at Utah Valley University.

Requiem for the Living A Memoir

Jeff Metcalf

eBook 978-1-60781-387-3 Paper 978-1-60781-386-6 $21.95

Gravity Hill A Memoir

Maximillian Werner

eBook 978-1-60781-243-2 Paper 978-1-60781-242-5 $ 15.95

“Thank you, Scott Abbott, for doing the work that must be done, for being brave and loving and true—to the memory of your brother, to the quietly terrible realities of Mormon family life, to the brokenness of Mormon masculinity and its beauties as well. This book opens the door to a long overdue conversation about the suffering men in our community bear without speaking. I will give this book to the men I love and admire.” —Joanna Brooks, author of Book of Mormon Girl and coauthor of Saving Alex

“In the search to understand his brother, Abbott begins his own meditations on family, religion, politics, sexuality, betrayal, and the things we carry. It is brave and honest writing.” —Jeff Metcalf, author of Requiem for the Living: A Memoir

September 2016 240 pp., 6 x 9 55 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-515-0  Paper 978-1-60781-514-3 $24.95


Immortal for Quite Some Time




Hope, Heart, and the Humanities



How a Free College Course is Changing Lives Edited by Jean Cheney and L. Jackson Newell with Hikmet Sidney Loe, Jeff Metcalf, and Bridget M. Newell


ope, Heart, and the Humanities tells how Venture, a free, interdisciplinary college humanities course inspired by the national Clemente Course, has helped open doors for hundreds of students who, for various reasons, faced barriers to attending college. This course has given them the knowledge, confidence, and power to rechart their lives. Readers will go inside Venture classrooms to see what occurs when adults enter serious discussions of literature, critical writing, art history, American history, and philosophy. Also apparent are the difficulties nontraditional students often encounter and the hard choices they and their teachers make. But what readers

Explores the transformative nature of a free program in the humanities may remember most are the stories and voices of people whose views of the world have broadened and whose directions in life have changed. JEAN CHENEY is associate director of Utah Humanities. L. JACKSON NEWELL served as dean of Liberal Education at the University of Utah and president of Deep Springs College. HIKMET SIDNEY LOE teaches art history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. JEFF METCALF is an award-winning teacher and writer in the English Department at the University of Utah. BRIDGET M. NEWELL is professor of philosophy and associate vice-president for diversity at Bucknell University.


“Through personal narratives, the authors explain the transformative nature of the humanities. These stories are powerful and articulate the need for more programs like this.” —Kristal Moore Clemons, director, online Ed.D Program, Florida State University

The Electric Edge of Academe The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College

L. Jackson Newell

eBook 978-1-60781-407-8 Cloth 978-1-60781-406-1 $39.95

We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe/ Recuerdo, Celebración, y Esperanza Latinos in Utah

Armando Solórzano

“A terrific introduction to a grassroots movement of oppressed people and educators worldwide, changing lives and communities through thinking and dialogue, more powerful than munitions. Students from all walks of life and backgrounds overcome poverty, racism, homelessness, abusive relationships, and hopelessness through their study of the humanities. Nuggets of teaching brilliance pervade the volume. —David R. Kittay, director, Harlem Clemente Course for the Humanities

eBook 978-1-60781-359-0 Paper 978-1-60781-358-3 $19.95

October 2016 144 pp., 6 x 9 8 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-528-0  Paper 978-1-60781-527-3 $21.95



Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897 Laurie J. Bryant


tories of the ordinary people who helped build Salt Lake City emerge from a study of their often humble adobe houses. Rather than focusing on men and women in positions of power and influence, the emphasis here is on the lives of people who built their sturdy, simple homes from mud. A Modest Homestead provides architectural descriptions of ninety-four extant adobe houses. They are as basic as the people who built them—small tradesmen and farmers, laborers and domestics. Author Laurie Bryant discusses the neighborhoods in Salt Lake City where adobe houses have survived, often much renovated and disguised, and she showcases the houses not just as they

The surprising place of adobe in Salt Lake City homes and lives appear today but as they were originally built. Almost all the houses now have additions and improvements and without some dissection they are not always recognizable, often being both more comfortable and pleasant than might have been the case in the nineteenth century. What emerges through Bryant’s research is an enlarged picture of the roughhewn life of many early Utahns. Includes 120 historic and contemporary photographs.


LAURIE J. BRYANT is a transplanted Californian and retired paleontologist. After living in Salt Lake City for ten years, she was drawn to the city’s adobe buildings and to the people who built them.

“The author is a meticulous and creative researcher. She clearly has left no stone unturned.”

The Avenues of Salt Lake City Second Edition

Karl T. Haglund and Philip F. Notarianni Revised by Cevan J. LeSieur eBook 978-1-60781-997-4 Paper 978-1-60781-181-7 $19.95

—Martha S. Bradley, professor, College of Architecture, University of Utah

“A substantive and data-rich volume that deserves celebration. The author conveys her passion for the topic, which is as much about the ‘little person’ as it is about their house.” —Christopher W. Merritt, deputy state historic preservation officer, Utah Division of State History

25th Street Confidential Drama, Decadence, and Dissipation along Ogden’s Rowdiest Road

Val Holley

eBook 978-160781-270-8 Cloth 978-1-60781-268-5 $44.95 Paper 978-1-60781-269-2 $24.95

November 2016 296 pp., 7 x 10 120 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-526-6  Paper 978-1-60781-525-9 $24.95


A Modest Homestead




Emmeline B. Wells



An Intimate History Carol Cornwall Madsen


mmeline B. Wells was the most noted Utah Mormon woman of her time. Lauded nationally for her energetic support of the women’s rights movement of the nineteenth century, she was a self-made woman who channeled her lifelong sense of destiny into ambitious altruism. Her public acclaim and activism belied the introspective, self-appraising, and emotional persona she expressed in the pages of her forty-seven extant diaries. After reconciling herself to the heartaches of plural marriage, she pursued a self-directed life in earnest and wrote, “I have risen triumphant.” This new biography tells the story of the private Emmeline. The unusual circumstances of her several marriages, the complicated lives of her five daughters, the losses and disappointments interspersed with bright

The private life of Utah’s foremost women’s rights activist moments and achievements, all engendered the idea that her life was a romance, with the mysterious, tragic, and sentimental elements of that genre. This volume, drawing heavily on Emmeline Wells’s own words, tells the complicated story of a woman of ambition, strength, tenderness, and faith.


CAROL CORNWALL MADSEN is professor emeritus of history at Brigham Young University, a past president of the Mormon History Association, and former vice-chair of the Board of Utah State History.

“Madsen’s absorbing biography is meticulously researched and elegantly composed. No Mormon studies education is complete without this book.” —Kate Holbrook, specialist in women’s history, LDS Church History Department, and coeditor of Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

A Faded Legacy Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women’s Activism, 1872–1959

“A significant contribution to women’s history, Utah history, and LDS history that will also appeal to the general reader.”

Dave Hall

eBook 978-1-60781-454-2 Cloth 978-1-60781-453-5 $34.95

—Kathryn L. McKay, professor of history, Weber State University

Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement Julie Debra Neuffer

eBook 978-1-60781-328-6 Paper 978-1-60781-327-9 $19.95

December 2016 512 pp., 7 x 10 43 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-524-2  Cloth 978-1-60781-523-5 $49.95



A Family Story Kerry William Bate


amily history, usually destined or even designed for limited consumption, is a familiar genre within Mormon culture. Mostly written with little attention to standards of historical scholarship, such works are a distinctly hagiographic form of family memorabilia. But in the right hands, many family sagas can prove widely engaging, owing to inherent drama and historical relevance. They can truthfully illuminate larger matters of history, humanity, and culture. Kerry Bate proceeds on the premise that a story centering on the women of the clan could provide fresh perspective and insight. He portrays real people with wellrounded, flawed characters; builds from deep research; writes with a bit of style; and includes the rich context and

A singular narrative woven from the biographies of four generations of women in southwestern Utah detail of these lives. His main subjects are four generations of impressive women: the pioneer Catherine Campbell Steele; her daughter Young Elizabeth, the first Mormon child born in Utah; Kate, an accomplished community leader; and Sarah, a gifted seamstress trapped in an unhappy marriage. To enter their hardscrabble lives in small southern Utah communities is to meet women who pioneered in modest but determined ways.


KERRY WILLIAM BATE has published in such periodicals as Utah Historical Quarterly, Oral History Review, The American Genealogist, and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

“A detailed, lively, local history. The author has done an astonishing amount of recording and transcribing of oral histories and brings characters to life in a wonderful way.”

Juanita Brooks The Life Story of a Courageous Historian of the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Levi S. Peterson

Paper 978-1-60781-151-0 $19.95

The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857 Stories of the Relief Society Women and Their Quilt

Carol Holindrake Neilson

Paper 978-0-87480-792-9 $24.95

—Todd Compton, author of A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary

“The Women gives specific information about nearly every aspect of life on the American frontier—housing, food, medicine, animals, transportation, gas, and later electrical lighting. It personalizes a great many things that are often discussed only in general or technical and impersonal terms.” —Colleen Keyes Whitley, author of Worth Their Salt: Notable but Often Unnoted Women of Utah and Worth Their Salt, Too: More Notable but Often Unnoted Women

October 2016 480 pp., 6 x 9 51 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-517-4  Cloth 978-1-60781-516-7 $39.95


The Women




Making Lamanites



Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947–2000 Matthew Garrett


rom 1947 to 2000, some 50,000 Native American children left reservations to live with Mormon foster families. While some dropped out of the Indian Student Placement Program (ISPP), for others the months spent ­living with LDS families proved more influential than expected. The ISPP emerged in the mid-twentieth century, championed by Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, and aligned with the then national preference to terminate tribal entities and assimilate indigenous peoples. But as the national paradigm shifted to self-determination, critics labeled the program as crudely assimilationist and colonialist. Some ISPP students like Navajo George P. Lee

Winner of the Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies fiercely defended the LDS Church before native peers and Congress, contending that it empowered Native people and instilled a true Indian identity. Meanwhile, Red Power activists organized protests in Salt Lake City, denouncing LDS colonialism. Later, a new generation of church leaders quietly undercut Indian programs, leaving many of its former participants with a sense of confusion and abandonment. Making Lamanites traces student experiences within contested cultural landscapes to reveal how and why many of these Native youth adopted a new notion of Indianness.


MATTHEW GARRETT is professor of history at Bakersfield College, where he also works in the college archives. He recently joined the editorial board of the Journal of Mormon History.

Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy

Robert S. McPherson, Jim Dandy, and Sarah E. Burak eBook 978-1-60781-222-7 Paper 978-1-60781-194-7 $27.95

The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians The Impact of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe on the Pueblos of the Rio Grande, 1880-1930

Richard H. Frost

eBook 978-1-60781-441-2 Cloth 978-1-60781-440-5 $34.95

“An outstanding contribution.” —Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics, Washington University

“Using historical themes of colonization, assimilation, and identity, Matthew Garrett presents an extraordinary revelation of indigenous resilience among 50,000 native students during the second half of the twentieth century. This brilliant exposé advances our understanding of Indian-white relations and it is truly an award-winning book!” —Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Mvskoke Creek and Seminole), Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Arizona State University

September 2016 384 pp., 6 x 9 eBook 978-1-60781-495-5  Cloth 978-1-60781-494-8 $44.00



The Beehive State and the World War I Experience Edited by Allan Kent Powell Copublished with the Utah State Historical Society


n time for the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, this collection of essays from the Utah Historical Quarterly explores the war experience in Utah from the multiple perspectives of soldiers, nurses, and ambulance drivers who experienced the horror of the conflict firsthand and those on the home front who took active roles in supporting the war effort. Some of Utah’s Native Americans and at least one Episcopal bishop resisted the war. The terrible 1918–1919 flu pandemic killed more victims around the world than those who had died on the battlefields and did not spare Utah. A Red Scare and a fight over United States participation in a League of Nations followed the war. These essays help us understand the nature and complexity of the conflict and its impact on Utahns.

The effects of World War I on Utah and its people Includes artilces by James B. Allen, Leonard J. Arrington, Kerry William Bate, Marcia Black, Timothy Hearn, Andrew Hunt, Brandon Johnson, William G. Love, Robert S. McPherson, Miriam B. Murphy, Joerg A. Nagler, Helen Z. Papanikolas, Allan Kent Powell, Richard C. Roberts, John Sillito, and David L. Wood


ALLAN KENT POWELL retired in 2013 as managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly and as senior state historian at the Utah State Historical Society.

Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary Edited by Allan Kent Powell eBook 978-1-60781-256-2 Cloth 978-1-60781-255-5 $34.95

The Awkward State of Utah Coming of Age in the Nation, 1896 – 1945

Charles S. Peterson and Brian Q. Cannon eBook 978-1-60781-422-1 Paper 978-1-60781-421-4 $29.95

“It is very significant to have these articles collected into one publication now that the centennial of World War I is here. It is especially important in helping us to remember that history repeats itself and that we have been through the same emotions in the past that we are going through today.” —Robert S. Voyles, director of the Fort Douglas Military Museum

“A well-organized collection of articles that progress from the state’s military contributions to the Great War through political, protest, and health activities to the aftermath. Relevant to both scholars and general readers.” —Walter Jones, author of The Sand Bar: A History of Casper, Wyoming’s Controversial Lowlands

September 2016 384 pp., 6 x 9 36 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-511-2  Paper 978-1-60781-510-5 $34.95


Utah and the Great War




Saving Wyoming’s Hoback



The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh


n late 2012, crowds gathered to hear a long anticipated announcement: The Trust for Public Land had prevented natural gas development in the remote Hoback Basin of Wyoming by buying the leases owned by Plains Exploration Company. This would not have happened without the extraordinary will and expertise of local citizens. Unchallenged, the proposed natural gas development in the national forest near Bondurant, Wyoming, would have brought roads, pipelines, water and air pollution, and a complete change in the character of the landscape and its communities. Retired schoolteachers, mine workers, big game hunters and outfitters, and other stakeholders combined their knowledge of the area to achieve a single goal: prevent

The story of citizens working together to save the Hoback Basin from natural gas drilling the industrialization of the wild country that was their home. Saving Wyoming’s Hoback tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved and made a difference.


FLORENCE ROSE SHEPARD is professor emerita in the Department of E­ ducational Studies at the University of Utah. SUSAN MARSH is an awardwinning writer living in Jackson, Wyoming.

“A fine, personal story of how people who don’t always agree with each other found common cause in opposing the industrial deelopment of a magnificent mountain backcountry. Success stories are rare in the environmental field, and this ‘win’ in the Wyoming Range was a big one.”

Where Roads Will Never Reach Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies

Fred Swanson

eBook 978-1-60781-405-4 Paper 978-1-60781-404-7 $7.95

Roads in the Wilderness Conflict in Canyon Country

Jedediah S. Rogers

eBook 978-1-60781-312-5 Paper 978-1-60781-313-2 $24.95 Cloth 978-1-60781-311-8 $39.95

—Fred Swanson, author of Where Roads Will Never Reach (University of Utah Press 2015)

“Person by person, detail by detail, in a decade of stories both earthbound and homegrown, Florence Shepard and Susan Marsh take us to the wildlife crossroads of the Wyoming Range. As Shepard and Marsh follow these people bound by their love of Hoback Basin, they lay out a bipartisan path toward environmental redemption and justice” —Stephen Trimble, photographer and author of Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America

November 2016 288 pp., 8 1/2 x 10 76 black-and-white and color images, 9 maps eBook 978-1-60781-513-6  Paper 978-1-60781-512-9 $29.95



Decoding Andean Mythology



Margarita B. Marín-Dale


ecoding Andean Mythology analyzes native Andean oral traditions spanning five centuries. Based on twenty years of research and a wide range of scholarship, this book departs from the Cuzco-centered focus of many published Andean narratives and includes myths, stories, and folktales from diverse regions and ethnic groups. Among them are full translations of thirty-two ancient and modern Native Andean stories. Colorful illustrations and a comprehensive glossary of Quechua, Aymara, and Spanish loan words supplement the text. In an accessible and engaging discussion suitable for students, the author explores a number of recurring themes and characters in Andean stories. These include shape-shifting animals, the inversion of time-space (pachacuti), anthropomorphic and supernatural beings, and conflicting attitudes toward sexuality. The text also

The first comprehensive exploration of the rich mythology and folktales of the Andean cultural area presents a fresh perspective on traditional, non-Western concepts such as huacas (sacred objects and places), suggesting that some serve as portals between the natural and supernatural worlds. A lengthy chapter on social protest explains the rise of indigenous movements in the Andes and highlights the contemporary use of Native Andean folktales as an avenue for social and political dissent.


MARGARITA B. MARÍN-DALE taught Spanish and Latin American studies for fifteen years as an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC. Born in Bolivia and educated in the U.S., she practiced corporate and international law before returning to her Andean roots to promote human rights and social justice for indigenous peoples.

Animal Myths and Metaphors in South America Edited by Gary Urton

Paper 978-0-87480-205-4 $27.00

The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon

“Margarita Marín-Dale has written an impressive book on Andean mythology, offering new interpretations of Peruvian, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian narratives supported by wideranging scholarship.” —John W. Bierhorst, author of Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions and The Mythology of South America

Mythology in the Mesoamerican Tradition

Alfredo López Austin, translated by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano and Thelma Ortiz de Montellano Paper 978-0-87480-527-7 $19.95

“A comprehensive and accessible introduction to Andean narrative traditions.” —Paul Steele, coauthor of the Handbook of Inca Mythology

September 2016 480 pp., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 44 color illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-509-9  Paper 978-1-60781-508-2 $34.95



Shellfish for the Celestial Empire



The Rise and Fall of Commercial Abalone Fishing in California Todd J. Braje


n the 1800s, when California was captivated by gold fever, a small group of Chinese immigrants recognized the fortune to be made from the untapped resources along the Pacific coast, particularly from harvesting the black abalone of southern and Baja California. These immigrants, with skills from humble beginnings in a traditional Chinese fishing province, founded California’s commercial abalone industry and led its growth and expansion for several decades. Today, the physical evidence of historical Chinese abalone fishing on the mainland has been erased by development. On California’s Channel Islands, however, remnants of temporary abalone collecting and processing

Uncovers the history and lifeways of Chinese immigrants working in the abalone industry on California’s Channel Islands camps lie scattered along the coastlines. These sites hold a treasure trove of information, stories, lifeways, and history. Todd Braje uses them to explore the history of Chinese abalone fishing, presenting a microcosm of the broader history of Chinese immigrants in America.


TODD J. BRAJE is an associate professor of anthropology at San Diego State University.

“Although other authors have documented aspects of the rise and fall of commercial abalone fishing, to my knowledge none has the particular focus of Braje’s book—the social context of the industry and links to a deeper history. The book will have a significant impact in the fields of conservation of marine resources and marine habitat restoration.”

The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom

—Michael A. Glassow, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Chumash of the Channel Islands

Edited by Jeanne E. Arnold Cloth 978-0-87480-674-8 $60.00

A Canyon through Time Archaeology, History, and Ecology of the Tecolote Canyon Area, Santa Barbara County, California

Jon M. Erlandson, Torben C. Rick, and René L. Vellanoweth

“A new and unique contribution to historical archaeology, the historical archaeologies of Chinese immigrants in the Americas, zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, historical ecology, and western history. An innovative piece of work.” —Mark Warner, professor of anthropology and department chair, University of Idaho

eBook 978-1-607781-790-1 Paper 978-0-87480-879-7 $35.00

August 2016 336 pp., 6 x 9 48 Illustrations, 9 maps eBook 978-1-60781-497-9  Paper 978-1-60781-496-2 $34.95



Purple Hummingbird



A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell Claude N. Warren and Joan S. Schneider


lizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell and her husband, William Campbell, found themselves forced to move to the Mojave Desert in 1924. Its dry climate proved to be the best for William’s frail lungs, burned by mustard gas in World War I. They camped at Twentynine Palm Oasis in what is now Joshua Tree National Park, homesteaded nearby, and became a central part of that early community. Life in the remote, stark landscape contrasted sharply with Elizabeth’s early years of wealth and privilege in Pennsylvania, but her resilient spirit made the best of what at first seemed like a bleak situation, as she became an amateur archaeologist and explored the desert. A keen observer and independent thinker, she soon hypothesized that prehistoric people had lived in the California deserts

The life story of Elizabeth Campbell, who homesteaded at the edge of what is now Joshua Tree National Park and whose pioneering work founded landscape archaeology along the shores of late Pleistocene lakes and waterways much earlier than was then believed. She devised a means for testing her hypothesis and found evidence to support it. Her interpretations, however, conflicted with the archaeological paradigm of the day and she was dismissed by formally trained archaeologists. Even so, she and her husband continued their work, convinced of the accuracy of her findings. Four decades later the archaeological establishment validated and accepted her ideas. Campbell’s research ultimately revolutionized archaeological thought, forming the basis of today’s landscape archaeology.


CLAUDE N. WARREN is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. JOAN S. SCHNEIDER is recently retired from her position as associate state archaeologist with California State Parks.

The Grumbling Gods A Palm Springs Reader

Edited by Peter Wild

Paper 978-0-87480-899-5 $19.95

Desert Ecology An Introduction to Life in the Arid Southwest

John Stowell

Paper 978-0-87480-678-6 $17.95

“The authors’ incredible breadth of knowledge of the region’s early archaeology is evident. Their book will aid future researchers in understanding the history of archaeological research in this area.” —Heidi Roberts, founder and director of HRA Incorporated, Conservation Archaeology

December 2016 192 pp., 6 x 9 50 Illustrations, 19 maps eBook 978-1-60781-519-8  Paper 978-1-60781-518-1 $19.95



Archaeology and Identity on the Pacific Coast and Southern Highlands of Mesoamerica



Edited by Claudia García-Des Lauriers and Michael W. Love


he Pacific coast and southern highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala is a region significant to debates about the origins of social complexity, interaction, and colonialism. The area, however, has received uneven attention and much of what we know is largely restricted to the Preclassic period. This theoretically eclectic volume presents greater temporal coverage, is geographically unified, and engages some of the most important questions of each period through a discussion of the archaeology of identity. Chapters range from traditional assessments of identity to discussion of practice and relational personhood; all share a concern for how archaeology and ethnohistory provide opportunities and challenges in the reconstruction of identities.

Case studies with varied approaches to identity as revealed in the archaeological record of the Pacific coast and highlands of southeastern Mesoamerica Contributors: Geoffrey Braswell, Oswaldo Cinchilla Mazariegos, John E. Clark, Claudia GarcíaDes Lauriers, Janine Gasco, Lucia R. Henderson, Michael W. Love, Hector Neff, Ruud van Akkeren


CLAUDIA GARCÍA-DES LAURIERS is assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and director of the Proyecto Arqueológico Los Horcones. MICHAEL W. LOVE is professor of anthropology at California State University, Northridge.

“The volume provides new data, analysis, and ideas that will be a welcome addition to the literature. There is currently nothing comparable out there.” —Robert M. Rosenswig, associate professor of anthropology, University at Albany–SUNY

Island of Fogs Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Investigations of Isla Cedros, Baja California

Matthew R. Des Lauriers

Cloth 978-1-60781-007-0 $30.00 eBook 978-1-60781-970-7

Power and Identity in Archaeological Theory and Practice Case Studies from Ancient Mesoamerica

Edited by Eleanor Harrison-Buck Paper 978-1-60781-174-9 $35.00 eBook 978-1-60781-217-3

“This volume finally brings the discussion of identity within the context of twenty-first-century anthropology with the support of hard evidence resulting from decades of sound scientific research. As such, this book will be a solid starting point for all readers interested in the art, architecture, and ethnohistory of the people of southern Mesoamerica.” —Francisco Estrada-Belli, Tulane University

October 2016 288 pp., 7 x 10 50 illustrations, 19 maps eBook 978-1-60781-505-1  Cloth 978-1-60781-504-4 $60.00s



Recognizing People of the Prehistoric Southwest



Jill Neitzel, with contributions by Ann L. W. Stodder, Laurie Webster, and Jane H. Hill


f you had traveled from one community to another in the prehistoric Southwest, you would have observed tremendous diversity in how people looked and spoke. This volume is the first to look at how prehistoric people’s appearance and speech conveyed their identities. Southwest archaeologists have previously studied identity using architecture, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. This colorful book uses a holistic, comparative approach to consider all aspects of appearance. Advocating a peoplecentered perspective for studying the past, Neitzel and her colleagues show how these characteristics conveyed information about an individual’s social status, cultural affiliation, inter-group connections, religious beliefs, and ceremonial roles.

A completely new perspective on what prehistoric Southwestern people looked and sounded like and what these traits reveal Contributors: Ann L. W. Stodder, Museum of New Mexico, and Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico; Laurie Webster, Arizona State Museum; and Jane H. Hill, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona (emerita) ALSO OF INTEREST JILL NEITZEL is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware.

“Fills a niche of intelligent books about archaeology understandable by students and nonarchaeologists. The only other books of this sort are those that simply describe some kind of material culture (sandals or jewelry); this book is refreshingly different because it draws together several lines of evidence and makes sense of them.”

Late Holocene Research on Foragers and Farmers in the Desert West Edited by Barbara J. Roth and Maxine E. McBrinn eBook 978-1-60781-447-4 Cloth 9781-1-60781-446-7 $50.00s

Sending the Sprits Home The Archaeology of Hohokam Mortuary Practices

—Michelle Hegmon, professor of anthropology, Arizona State University

“This is the first broad-based comparison that focuses on these particular perspectives—how the ancient people of the Southwest looked and talked at different points in time. There is plenty of food for thought in all of the chapters.” —Catherine S. Fowler, Foundation Professor Emerita of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno

Glen E. Rice

eBook 978-1-60781-460-3 Cloth 978-1-60781-459-7 $60.00s

November 2016 288 pp., 8½ x 10 113 Illustrations, 5 maps eBook 978-1-60781-530-3  Paper 978-1-60781-529-7 $29.95



Fierce and Indomitable



The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest Edited by Deni J. Seymour


rending upward as an archaeological field of study, protohistoric mobile groups provide fascinating new directions for cutting-edge research in the American Southwest and beyond. These mobile residents represent the ancient and ancestral roots of many modern indigenous peoples, including the Apaches, Jumano, Yavapai, and Ute. These important protohistoric and historic mobile people have tended to be ignored because their archaeological sites were deemed too difficult to identify, too scant to be worthy of study, and too different to incorporate. This book brings together information from a diverse collection of authors working throughout the American Southwest and its fringes to make the

Gathers research on the late mobile groups of the American Southwest and provides directions for future investigations bold statement that these groups can be identified in the archaeological record and their sites have much to contribute to the study of cultural process, method and theory, and past lifeways. Mobile groups are integral for assessing the grand reorganizational events of the Late Prehistoric period and are key to understanding colonial contact and transformations.


DENI J. SEYMOUR is a full-time research archaeologist and ethnohistorian.

“An excellent array of regional case studies spanning the Southwest, from the edge of the Great Plains to California. A consistent, scholarly sound, and very well-rounded volume.” —John Carpenter, profesor de investigación científica, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Centro Insituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia Sonora

From the Land of Ever Winter to the American Southwest Athapaskan Migrations, Mobility, and Ethnogenesis

Edited by Deni J. Seymour ebook 978-1-60781-994-3 Cloth 978-1-60781-175-6 $70.00s

Where the Earth and Sky Are Sewn Together

“These essays provide insights into the activities of those often invisible groups whose presence bridged a cultural and temporal span between ‘prehistory’ and the leading edges of ‘history.’ Insofar as the southwestern archaeological literature is concerned, this book stands alone.” —David H. Snow, former director and founder of Cross-Cultural Research Systems

Sobaipuri-O’odham Contexts of Contact and Colonialism

Deni J. Seymour

Cloth 978-1-60781-067-4 $60.00s

December 2016 400 pp., 7 x 10 103 Illustrations, 48 maps eBook 978-1-60781-522-8  Cloth 978-1-60781-521-1 $70.00s



Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932–1934



Las Vegas University of Utah Anthropological Paper No. 130

Compiled and edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla GareySage


his publication presents the first volume (Las Vegas) of the early ethnographic field work of anthropologist Isabel T. Kelly. From 1932 to 1934, Kelly interviewed thirty Southern Paiute people—from southeastern California, southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah—about “the old ways.” She filled 31 notebooks, made maps, took photographs, collected nearly 300 botanical specimens, purchased and shipped over 400 ethnographic artifacts to museums, and traveled more

The most extensive ethnographic documentation of Southern Paiute lifeways from the mid-1800s to early 1900s than 7,000 miles. Her notes comprise the most extensive primary ethnographic documentation of Southern Paiute/ Chemehuevi lifeways of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although Kelly intended to publish these notes, she was unable to do so before her death. Fowler and Garey-Sage have now synthesized the first set of these handwritten field notes and sketches, providing organization, commentary, and illustrations to put them in context for the modern reader. Kelly’s data, most of which could not be gathered today, are offered here for the use of generations to come.


CATHERINE S. FOWLER is professor of anthropology emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno. DARLA GAREY-SAGE is deputy director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation.

The Archaeology and Rock Art of Swordfish Cave University of Utah Anthropological Paper No. 129

Clayton G. Lebow, Douglas R. Harro, and Rebecca L. McKim eBook 978-1-60781-458-0 Paper 978-1-60781-457-3 $55.00s

The Paleoarchaic Occupation of the Old River Bed Delta University of Utah Anthropological Paper No. 128

Edited by David B. Madsen, Dave N. Schmitt, and David Page eBook 978-1-60781-394-1 Paper 978-1-60781-393-4 $55.00s

“Catherine Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage do a wonderful service here in compiling Kelly’s work into a cohesive, integrated ethnographic monograph that brings this trove of information back to life.” —David E. Rhode, research professor of archaeology, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

“This publication is a significant contribution to the specialized literature on the Southern Paiutes and provides data that can no longer be duplicated.” —Martha C. Knack, author of Boundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1775-1995

October 2016 240 pp. 8½ x 11 74 illustrations, 19 maps eBook 978-1-60781-503-7  Paper 978-1-60781-502-0 $50.00s



Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography



Edited by Mary F. Ownby, Isabelle C. Druc, and Maria A. Masucci


eramic petrography, the microscopic examination of the mineral content and structure within ceramic thin sections, reveals the origin and movement of pottery and sheds light on the technology of the artifact. Although used by archaeologists since the 1930s, ceramic petrography has been uncommon until recently. Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography highlights new results from this field and incorporates it prominently within current archaeological work. Thirteen papers cover a broad spectrum of regional and temporal contexts. Case studies provide practical examples by combining petrography with scientific, ethnographic, and experimental methods. The varied uses of ceramic petrography and the insights it has generated

An invaluable look at how petrographic analysis of pottery aids our understanding of the past Contributors Clare Burke, University of Sheffield Víctor Carlotto Caillaux, Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru Connie Christensen, Ventura Community College Pedro Navarro Colque, Intituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrigico, Peru Ann Cordell, Florida Museum of Natural History Beatriz Cremonte, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Argentina Peter Day, University of Sheffield Isabelle Druc, University of Wisconsin Esther Echenique, University of Arizona Anabel Ford, University of California Santa Barbara Michael Glascock, University of Missouri Research Reactor Jim Heidke, Desert Archaeology, Inc. Kacy Hollenback, Southern Methodist University Mara Horowitz, Fordham University Kinya Inokuchi, Saitama University Sophia Kelly, U.S. Department of State Patrick Livingood, University of Oklahoma Maria Masucci, Drew University Jerolyn Morrison, University of Leicester Hector Neff, California State University Long Beach Mary Ownby, Desert Archaeology, Inc. Jeff Speakman, University of Georgia Frank Spera, University of California Santa Barbara Emily Stovel, Ripon College James Stoltman, University of Wisconsin Yukiko Tonoike, Yale University Ian Whitbread, University of Leicester

illustrate the significance of this method for understanding past societies. The volume’s conclusion provides an astute overview of the field. MARY F. OWNBY is the research petrographer at Desert Archaeology, Inc. and a research associate at the University of Arizona. ISABELLE C. DRUC is a researcher in the Department of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin– Madison. MARIA A. MASUCCI is professor of anthropology and director of the archaeology minor at Drew University.

“This groundbreaking volume demonstrates the resurgence of ceramic petrographic analysis. Diverse essays geographically span the American Southwest to northern China, and 5,000 BCE to nineteenth century CE. Essential, authoritative, and compelling, this anthology emphasizes methodologies and new investigations elucidating broader anthropological questions.” —Charles C. Kolb, artifact identification consultant for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for the National Museum of Afghanistan

“Advances the field by providing an anthology of different methodologies and different geographical areas.” —Leslie G. Cecil, associate professor of anthropology, Stephen F. Austin State University

October 2016 288 pp., 7 x 10 77 Illustrations, 19 maps eBook 978-1-60781-507-5  Cloth 978-1-60781-506-8 $70.00s




Seeking the Center Place

Philo T. Farnsworth

Archaeology and Ancient Communities in the Mesa Verde Region

The Father of Television

Edited by Mark D. Varien and Richard H. Wilshusen


he continuing work of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has focused on community life in the northern Southwest during the Great Pueblo period (AD 1150– 1300). Researchers have been able to demonstrate that during the last Puebloan occupation of the area the majority of the population lived in dispersed communities and large villages of the Great Sage Plain, rather than at nearby Mesa Verde. The work at Sand Canyon Pueblo and more than sixty other large contemporary pueblos has examined reasons for population aggregation and why this strategy was ultimately forsaken in favor of a migration south of the San Juan River, leaving the area depopulated by 1290. Seeking the Center Place is the most detailed view we have ever had of the last Pueblo communities in the Mesa Verde region and will provide a better understanding of the factors that precipitated the migration of thousands of people.

August 2016 Paper 978-0-87480-854-4 $35.00s

Donald G. Godfrey


hilo T. Farnsworth (1906–1971) has been called the “forgotten father of television.” He grew up in Utah and southern Idaho and was described as a genius by those who knew and worked with him. With only a high school education, Farnsworth drew his first television schematic for his high school teacher in Rigby, Idaho. Subsequent claims and litigation notwithstanding, he was the first to transmit a television image. Farnsworth filed ten patents between 1927 and 1929 for camera tubes (transmitting), circuitry, and the cathode ray tube (viewing). After his early years as an inventor in San Francisco, he worked as an engineer, did battle with RCA in the 1930s over patent rights, formed the Farnsworth Television Company in the 1940s, and worked for IT&T after their purchase of the Farnsworth enterprises. Every television set sold utilized at least six of his basic patents. Donald Godfrey examines the genius and the failures in the life of Philo Farnsworth as he struggled to be both inventor and entrepreneur.

July 2016 Paper 978-0-87480-855-1 $29.00

Celebrating 100 years of


NATIONAL PARK READERS series edited by Lance Newman and David Stanley

The Rocky Mountain National Park Reader edited by James H. Pickering Paper 978-1-60781-451-1 $17.95 eBook 978-1-60781-452-8 $14.00


The Glacier National Park Reader edited by David Stanley

Discover the

NATIONAL PARKS A Zion Canyon Reader Nathan N. Waite and Reid L. Neilson Foreword by Lyman Hafen Published in partnership with Zion Natural History Association Paper 978-1-60781-347-7 $14.95

Rediscovering National Parks in the Spirit of John Muir Michael Frome eBook 978-1-60781-419-1 Paper 978-1-60781-418-4 $24.95

Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers A Rocky Mountain Ecology George Constantz eBook 978-1-60781-363-7 Paper 978-1-60781-362-0 $24.95

Canyon of Dreams Stories from Grand Canyon History Don Lago eBook 978-1-60781-315-6 Paper 978-1-60781-314-9 $19.95

A Yellowstone Reader


The National Park in Folklore, Popular Fiction, and Verse


Richard L. Saunders Paper 978-0-87480-756-1 $17.95

Camping Out in the Yellowstone, 1882 Mary Bradshaw Richards Edited by William W. Slaughter Paper 978-0-87480-449-2 $10.95

Lost in the Yellowstone “Thirty-seven Days of Peril” and a Handwritten Account of Being Lost Truman Everts Edited by Lee H. Whittlesey New edition Paper 978-1-60781-429-0 $14.95

Past and Future Yellowstones Finding Our Way in Wonderland Paul Schullery Wallace Stegner Lecture Paper 978-1-60781-430-6 $7.95

Five Old Men of Yellowstone The Rise of Interpretation in the First National Park Stephen G. Biddulph eBook 978-1-60781-247-0 Paper 978-1-60781-246-3 $24.95 Cloth 978-1-60781-257-9 $39.95

Indians in Yellowstone National Park Revised Edition

Joel Janetski Paper 978-0-87480-724-0 $15.95

A Guide to Plants of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Ray S. Vizgirdas Paper 978-0-87480-875-9 $29.95

Opening Zion A Scrapbook of the National Park’s First Official Tourists John Clark and Melissa Clark Paper 978-1-60781-006-3 $15.95


Canyonlands Country


Geology of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Donald L. Baars Paper 978-0-87480-432-4 $15.95

Cataract Canyon A Human and Environmental History of the Rivers in Canyonlands Robert H. Webb, Jayne Belnap, and John S. Weisheit Paper 978-0-87480-782-0 $26.95

Hiking the Escalante In the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Rudi Lambrechtse Paper 978-1-60781-463-4 $16.95

Canyoneering 3 Loop Hikes in Utah’s Escalante Steve Allen Paper 978-0-87480-545-1 $21.95

The Glen Canyon Country A Personal Memoir Don D. Fowler Paper 978-1-60781-134-3 $39.95 Cloth 978-1-60781-127-5 $75.00

Ghosts of Glen Canyon History Beneath Lake Powell Revised Edition

C. Gregory Crampton Foreword by Edward Abbey Paper 978-0-87480-946-6 $29.95

The Geology of the Parks, Monuments, and Wildlands of Southern Utah Robert Fillmore Paper 978-0-87480-652-6 $21.95

The Utah Prairie Dog Life among the Red Rocks Theodore G. Manno Photography by Elaine Miller Bond Foreword by John L. Hoogland eBook 978-1-60781-367-5 Paper 978-1-60781-366-8 $24.95

Edited by Stephen H. Lekson eBook 978-1-60781-789-5 Paper 978-0-87480-948-0 $29.95

The Chaco Handbook An Encyclopedic Guide R. Gwinn Vivian and Bruce Hilpert Second Edition Paper 978-1-60781-195-4 $19.95

John Muir To Yosemite and Beyond


Edited by Robert Engberg and Donald Wesling Paper 978-0-87480-580-2 $14.95

E x p lo r at i o n , Murder, and Mystery in the American West

Scott Thybony

The Disappearances A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West Scott Thybony eBook 978-1-60781-484-9 Paper 978-1-60781-483-2 $24.95

The New Desert Reader Peter Wild Paper 978-0-87480-871-1 $19.95

A Colorado River Reader Edited by Richard F. Fleck Paper 978-0-87480-647-2 $17.95


Celebrating National Parks

National Parks – Beyond the Crowds NEW

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Utah The National Parks 978-0-87480-980-0 $19.95

Glen Canyon A Dam, Water, and the West 978-0-87480-985-5 $19.95

Wild River The Colorado 978-0-87480-975-6 $19.95


The Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico



Cass Hite

Larry R. Gerlach

James H. Knipmeyer


Alma Richards, Olympian Alma Richards, an unsung high school student, surprisingly set an Olympic record for the high jump in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was the only native Utahn and the only member of the LDS church to win an Olympic gold medal in the twentieth century. After a stellar collegiate track career that saw him lead Cornell to three national championships, Richards for two decades reigned as America’s most accomplished multiple-event track and field athlete, winning national titles in five different events. Despite his prominence in the history of American sports, this is the first treatment of his athletic career and personal life. 288 pp., 6 x 9 28 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-492-4 Cloth 978-1-60781-491-7 $34.95

The Life of an Old Prospector

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Cass Hite was a wellknown prospector in the Glen Canyon area of southern Utah. He lived as a recluse yet knew most of the river explorers and travelers, cowboys, and Native Americans that passed through the region. After his death, his name remained prominent in the region; the nearby Hite Marina kept his name in the public eye for thousands of boaters. Despite this notoriety, no one has written a full-length, scholarly account of Hite’s life. This biography fills that void, detailing Hite’s story from his birth in central Illinois in 1845 to his death in Glen Canyon in 1914. It corrects some of the long-accepted stories about Hite and puts others in their proper perspective, while revealing new information. Scores of photographs and excerpts from Hite’s own writing further illuminate this colorful prospector’s life. 366 pp., 6 x 9 161 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-472-6 Cloth 978-1-60781-471-9 $36.95

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Patrick Q. Mason

A new and exciting era in Mormon studies is emerging from an academy more attuned to the significance of religion, the increased public prominence of Mormons and Mormonism, and an increasing number of scholars applying evermore sophisticated methods to the study of Mormonism. Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century captures this fruitful time by bringing together some of the most influential voices across the generations of Mormon studies. Neither a survey of the field nor a mere recapitulation of dominant themes, this volume charts areas for exploration and modes of inquiry that reflect the maturation of the field and help set the agenda for the next generation of Mormon studies scholarship. 288 pp., 6 x 9 20 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-476-4 Paper 978-1-60781-475-7 $29.00s


Gregory A. Prince

Gregory Prince follows his wellregarded biography of LDS President David O. McKay with the story of another key figure in the modern history of Mormonism. Leonard Arrington, a gregarious and generous historian, used his success to advance the careers of many others and played a key role in the intellectual development of Mormonism by broadening Mormons’ understanding of themselves. Employing Arrington’s massive personal record and dozens of interviews with his associates, Prince provides the most complete account yet of the remarkable life of this longtime face of Mormon history. 432 pp., 7 x 10 27 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-480-1 Cloth 978-1-60781-479-5 $39.95

Women and Mormonism Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman

This engaging and seminal volume employs a variety of sources—vivid primary documents, candid surveys, and illuminating oral histories— to explore the perspectives of Latter-day Saint (LDS) women. The expansive approach of this essay collection highlights an assortment of individuals, viewpoints, and challenges that ultimately invigorate our understanding of women and religion. Contributors include lay members and prominent scholars in multiple disciplines, including both LDS and non-LDS viewpoints. 384 pp., 6 x 9 11 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-478-8 Paper 978-1-60781-477-1 $34.95

Mormonism and the Making of a British Zion Matthew Lyman Rasmussen


Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

After many British believers left for America, church membership in England fell so sharply that the movement in Britain seemed to be on the brink of collapse. Yet British Mormonism gradually resurged and continues today. How did this religious minority flourish when so many nineteenth-century revivalist movements did not? Rasmussen explains Mormonism’s inception, perpetuation, and maturation in Britain in a compelling case study of a “new religious movement” with staying power. From its establishment in 1837 to its maturation in 1998, the Mormon perspective of Britain shifted dramatically. This book chronicles that shift, and illustrates how doctrinal adaptation has enabled Mormonism in Britain to persist. 336 pp., 6 x 9 24 illustrations, 5 maps eBook 978-1-60781-488-7 Cloth 978-1-60781-487-0 $39.95



Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats


Extinct Mammals and the Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin Donald K. Grayson

As the Ice Age came to an end, North America lost a stunning variety of animals. Mammoths, mastodons, llamas, grounddwelling sloths the size of elephants, beavers the size of bears, pronghorn antelope the size of poodles, and the carnivores that chased them— sabertooth cats, dire wolves, American lions and cheetahs; these and many more were gone by 10,000 years ago. Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats surveys all these animals, with a particular focus on the Great Basin. 320 pp., 7 x 10 74 illustrations, 55 mpas eBook 978-1-60781-470-2 Paper 978-1-60781-469-6 $24.95

Ephemeral Bounty Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute Curtis Martin

The study of the last remaining Ute wickiups, or brush shelters, along with the historic artifacts found with them has uncovered an understudied chapter of Native American history— the early years of contact with European invaders and the final years of Ute sovereignty. Ephemeral Bounty is the result of this archaeological research and its findings on the protohistoric and early historic Ute Indians of Colorado. The Colorado Wickiup Project is documenting ephemeral wooden features such as wickiups, tree-platforms, and brush horse corrals that remain scattered throughout the mesas, canyons, and mountains of the state. Many date from after the arrival of European newcomers. 192 pp., 7 x 10 59 illustrations, 20 maps eBook 978-1-60781-468-9 Paper 978-1-60781-467-2 $45.00s

A Dictionary of Ch’orti’ Mayan – Spanish – English Kerry Hull

Of extant languages, Ch’orti’ Mayan is the closest to the ancient Maya hieroglyphic script, but it is a language that is decreasing in usage. In southern Guatemala where it is spoken, many children no longer learn it, as Spanish dominates. From linguistic and anthropological data gathered over many years, Kerry Hull has created the largest and most complete Ch’orti’ Mayan dictionary to date. With nearly 9,000 entries, this trilingual dictionary of Ch’orti’, Spanish, and English preserves ancient words and concepts that were vital to this culture in the past. 480 pp., 8½ x 11 eBook 978-1-60781-490-0 Cloth 978-1-60781-489-4 $80.00s


Pisskan Interpreting First Peoples Bison Kills at Heritage Parks

This book presents eight case studies by professional archaeologists who discuss innovative approaches and advances in research methodology while examining the myriad challenges associated with interpreting this work for the public. Each study focuses on a particular Native American bison-kill site and shares the unique path from archaeological investigation to the creation of a public interpretive facility. Collectively the chapters comprise a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted linkages between archaeological research and public education—ranging in scope from the interrelationships of an interpretive facility with its surrounding communities to the nuances of explaining bone decomposition to site visitors. 288 pp., 7 x 10 92 illustrations, 13 maps eBook 978-1-60781-474-0 Paper 978-1-60781-473-3 $50.00s


A Photographic Atlas

Drawn from the rich folk traditions of his native Mammoth Cave region in Kentucky as well as the folklore of his adopted Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, the poems in Davis McCombs’s third collection exist along the fraught lines where nature and agriculture collide or in those charged moments where modernity intrudes on an archaic world. These poems celebrate out-of-the-way places, the lore of plants, wild animals and their unknowable lives, and nearly forgotten ways of being and talking and doing. Rendered in a language of great lexical juxtapositions, here are days of soil and labor, nights lit only by firelight, and the beings, possibly not of this world, lured like moths to its flames. McCombs, always a poet of place and of rootedness, writes poems teetering between two locales, one familiar but achingly distant, one bewildering but alluringly present.

Jack M. Broughton and Shawn D. Miller

This photographic atlas, developed over twenty years of teaching in the field, expedites the work of the zooarchaeologist by integrating both osteology and wildlife ecology into a single volume. This book is the only field guide and laboratory manual to combine animal ecology and natural history with the detailed osteology of all the vertebrate classes (fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals) and all the primary orders native to western North America. Skeletal images are shown at a variety of magnifications and views and are accompanied by photographs of the animals in their characteristic habitats. 224 pp., 8½ x 11 263 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-486-3 Paper 978-1-60781-485-6 $40.00s

Davis McCombs

80 pp., 5½ x 8½ 2 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-482-5 Paper 978-1-60781-481-8 $14.95


Edited by Leslie B. Davis and John W. Fisher Jr.

Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology



Hiking the Wasatch Third Edition

John Veranth

eBook 978-1-60781-326-2 Paper 978-1-60781-325-5 $16.95

Hiking the Wasatch The Official Wasatch Mountain Club Trail Map for the Tri-Canyon Area Map 978-0-87480-453-9 $14.95

The Hayduke Trail A Guide to Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau

Joe Mitchel and Mike Coronella Paper 978-0-87480-813-1 $19.95

A Guide to Southern Utah’s Holein-the-Rock Trail Stewart Aitchison

Paper 978-0-87480-821-6 $11.95

A Hiking Guide to the Geology of the Wasatch Mountains Mill Creek and Neffs Canyons, Mount Olympus, Big and Little Cottonwood and Bells Canyons

William T. Parry


Paper 978-0-87480-839-1 $14.95

High in Utah

Utah Thirteeners

A Hiking Guide to the Tallest Peak in Each of the State’s Twenty-nine Counties

A Guide to Climbing the 13,000-foot Peaks of the High Uintas

Michael R. Weibel and Dan Miller

David Rose

Paper 978-0-87480-794-3 $14.95

The History of Nine Mile Canyon

Jerry D. Spangler and Donna Kemp Spangler

eBook 978-1-60781-443-6 Paper 978-1-60781-442-9 $34.95

Tracks in Deep Time

Dinosaurs of Utah

A Hiking and Climbing Guide to the 11,000-foot Mountains of Utah’s Wasatch Range

The St. George Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

Frank DeCourten

Jerald D. Harris and Andrew R. C. Milner

Randy Winters

Paper 978-0-87480-864-3 $14.95

eBook 978-1-60781-438-2 Paper 978-1-60781-437-5 $10.95

Nine Mile Canyon

Against All Odds

Desert Water

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure

How America’s Centuryold Quest for Clean Air May Spur a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation

The Future of Utah’s Water Resources

Paper 978-0-87480-588-8 $17.95

Last Chance Byway

Wasatch Eleveners

Jerry D. Spangler

eBook 978-1-60781-228-9 Paper 978-1-60781-226-5 $34.95

Robert C. Percival

Paper 978-1-60781-493-1 $7.95

Edited by Hal Crimmel

eBook 978-1-60781-373-6 Paper 978-1-60781-375-0 $24.95

Second Edition

eBook 978-1-60781-265-4 Paper 978-1-60781-264-7 $34.95

Bridging the Distance Common Issues of the Rural West

Edited by David B. Danbom Foreword by David Kennedy

eBook 978-1-60781-456-6 Paper 978-1-60781-455-9 $30.00s


Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West

Edited by Pei-Lin Yu

978-1-60781-400-9 eBook 978-1-60781-399-6 Paper $40.00s

Kenneth R. Beesley and Dirk Elzinga

978-1-60781-354-5 eBook 978-1-60781-353-8 Paper $19.95

A Frontier Life Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary

Todd M. Compton

eBook 978-1-60781-235-7 Cloth 978-1-60781-234-0 $44.95

Dead Giveaways in a New World

Edited by Mark Christensen and Jonathan Truitt

American Indian Treaties

Becoming White Clay

Life’s Journey – Zuya

A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607–1911

A History and Archaeology of Jicarilla Apache Enclavement

Oral Teachings from Rosebud

David H. DeJong

978-1-60781-417-7 eBook 978-1-60781-416-0 Cloth $55.00s

978-1-60781-426-9 eBook 978-1-60781-425-2 Paper $40.00s

Plain but Wholesome

A Kingdom Transformed

Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers

Early Mormonism and the Modern LDS Church

Brock Cheney

Second Edition

eBook 978-1-60781-209-8 Paper 978-1-60781-208-1 $19.95

Immigrants in the Far West Historical Identities and Experiences

Edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon

eBook 978-1-60781-381-1 Paper 978-1-60781-380-4 $29.00s

Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd

eBook 978-1-60781-445-0 Paper 978-1-60781-444-3 $35.00s

Latter-day Lore Mormon Folklore Studies

Edited and with Introductions by Eric A. Eliason and Tom Mould eBook 978-1-60781-285-2 Paper 978-1-60781-284-5 $34.95

B. Sunday Eiselt

978-1-60781-202-9 eBook 978-1-60781-193-0 Cloth $45.00s

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

Albert White Hat Sr. Compiled and edited by John Cunningham eBook 978-1-60781-216-6 Paper 978-1-60781-184-8 $24.95

The Mapmakers of New Zion A Cartographic History of Mormonism

Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright

Richard Francaviglia

Putting the Supernatural in It’s Place

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

eBook 978-1-60781-396-5 Cloth 978-0-87480-822-3 $29.95

Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal

Edited by Jeannie Banks Thomas

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A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

eBook 978-1-60781-345-3 Cloth 978-1-60781-343-9 $34.95


An 1860 EnglishHopi Vocabulary Written in the Deseret Alphabet

Native Wills from the Colonial Americas


Rivers, Fish, and the People



Supplying Custer The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876

Gerald R. Clark

eBook 978-1-60781-356-9 Paper 978-1-60781-355-2 $24.95

Rancher Archaeologist A Career in Two Different Worlds

George C. Frison

eBook 978-1-60781-330-9 Cloth 978-1-60781-329-3 $45.00s

Engineering Mountain Landscapes An Anthropology of Social Investment

Edited by Laura L. Scheiber and María Nieves Zedeño


eBook 978-1-60781-434-4 Paper 978-1-60781-433-7 $45.00s

France Davis

Ballet West

A Kennecott Story

An American Story Told

A Fifty-Year Celebration

Rev. France A. Davis and Nayra Atiya

Edited by Adam Sklute

Three Mines, Four Men, and One Hundred Years, 1897-1997

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Cloth 978-1-60781-376-7 $39.95

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The Young Turks and the Ottoman Nationalities

An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism

Armenians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews, and Arabs, 1908-1918

Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity

Feroz Ahmad

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Umut Uzer

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War and Collapse World War I and the Ottoman State

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Tracing the Relational

Religion on the Rocks

The Archaeology of Worlds, Spirits, and Temporalities

Hohokam Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Social Transformation

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Dance with the Bear

When the White House Calls

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The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin

The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913, and Their Sociopolitical Imlications

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Edited by M. Hakan Yavuz and Isa Blumi

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