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Middle East Studies

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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Junipers and the Web of Being Kristen Rogers-Iversen

A many-faceted exploration of the relationships among junipers and other inhabitants of the West—including humans

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hroughout prehistory and history, junipers have influenced ecosystems, cultures, mythologies, economics, politics, and environmental controversies. In terms of their effects on human lives the juniper may be the most significant tree in the interior West. Interwoven explores these interconnecting aspects of junipers. Ghost beads, biotic communities, gin, tree masticators, Puebloan diapers, charcoal, folklore, historic explorers, spiral grain, tree life cycles, spirituality, packrat middens, climate changes, wildfire, ranching, wilderness, and land management policies are among the many different threads the book follows. These and other topics shed light on a fascinating organism, but the book is more than a compilation of facts. At once a scientific, experiential, historical, and metaphorical walk among junipers and their interrelationships, Interwoven may change readers’ experiences with these trees and the natural world. Kristen Rogers-Iversen is an award-winning author who has worked as an independent editor and writer; as a therapeutic musician for hospice patients; and as an editor, writer, and administrator at the Utah Division of State History. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Utah and is a Certified Music Practitioner.

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

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

“This book is one of the best examples I have seen of combining complex scientific concepts and human history in a way that makes the reader see and feel, as it weaves together personal narrative, human and cultural history, explanation of laws and policies, and commentary. One can tell that the author knows what she is talking about—and she is telling us a fascinating story. I did not want to put it down.” —Susan Marsh, author of A Hunger for High Country and coauthor of Saving Wyoming’s Hoback.

“Here’s an example of seeing wonder in the commonplace, of uncovering fascinating stories about common, humdrum, nonsexy brush. Rogers-Iversen pulled me into these plants’ stories with user-friendly English, a balanced approach to environmental issues, and wellreferenced statements. I admire her effortless mixing of literature, Native American lore, tree physiology, and personal anecdotes. If you like Tony Hillerman, you’ll like this book!” —George Constantz, author of Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers: A Rocky Mountain Ecology

November 2017  240 pp., 7 x 9  49 Illustrations, 24 color images  eBook 978-1-60781-592-1 Paper 978-1-60781-591-4  $24.95

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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

The Glacier Park Reader

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2017

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Edited by David Stanley Copublished with the Glacier National Park Conservancy The National Park Readers Lance Newman and David Stanley, general editors

An anthology of fine writing, adventurous storytelling, droll humor, and vivid description of one of America’s most beloved national parks

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

A Zion Canyon Reader Edited by Nathan N. Waite and Reid L. Neilson eBook 978-1-60781-348-4 Paper 978-1-60781-347-7 $14.95

he first and only anthology of key writings about Glacier National Park, this comprehensive collection ranges from Native American myths to early exploration narratives to contemporary journeys, from investigations of the park’s geology and biology to hair-raising encounters with wild animals, fires, and mountain peaks. Soon after the park was established in 1910, visitors began to arrive, often with pen in hand. They included such well-known authors as mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart, historian Agnes C. Laut, fiction writer Dorothy Johnson, humorist Irvin S. Cobb, poet Vachel Lindsay, and artist Maynard Dixon—all featured in the book. Readers will encounter colorful characters who lived in and around the park in its early days, including railroad magnate and conservationist Louis Hill, renegade ranger and poacher Joe Cosley, bootlegger Josephine Doody, and old-time cowboy guide Jim Whilt. Blackfeet and Kalispel myths, politically charged descriptions by early explorers such as John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, and full-color reproductions of the illustrated letters of cowboy artist and Glacier resident Charles M. Russell are also included. David Stanley is now retired after serving as professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he taught American literature and folklore and chaired the Environmental Studies Program. In the 1960s he worked on trail-maintenance crews in Glacier National Park for six summers. He and his wife Nan continue to visit and hike in Glacier on a regular basis.

“A rich variety of early and contemporary writings as they relate to Glacier Park. Stanley has gleaned his selections from among the very best literature out there, some of which, without his deep digging, would not be introduced to readers. He found the right stuff.” —Michael J. Ober, author of Glacier Album: Historic Photos of Glacier National Park

“Diverse voices over a wide stretch of time. Dr. Stanley has covered his bases well.” —Andy Harper, author of “Conceiving Nature: The Creation of Montana’s Glacier National Park”

September 2017   384 pp., 6 x 9   13 Illustrations, 24 color plates  eBook 978-1-60781-592-1 Paper 978-1-60781-588-4  $19.95


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CREATIVE NONFICTION/MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Chris Ames

Winner of the Nonfiction Award in the Utah Division of Arts and Museums Original Writing Competition

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efore a post-divorce road trip Chris Ames had been ensconced in French domesticity, with a wife, two children, and a regular job. Returning to Paris after that trip, he became an American vagabond and seeker who, lacking sufficient means and motivation to pay the rent and invest again in permanence, opted for homelessness. He soon found an unexpected place to pitch his tent—an abandoned golf course. Ames recounts a full year spent living there, with little baggage, through snow and heat, while commuting to his job as an English teacher in the city. Developing his urban-survivor skills, he rekindles relationships, starts others, offers glimpses of Parisian society—homeless and not—and ruminates on direction and the lack thereof. Ames circles serious questions, rarely losing a sense of irony, bewilderment, or amusement, especially at his circumstances, with their inherent discomforts, risks, and not-so-reassuring self-revelation. As readers see him stumble into renewed social bonds, his skewed searching and unconventional existence will engage and sometimes befuddle them. “I’m not saying become homeless, but do understand it opens many doors, and helps us appreciate the doors we can close.”—from the introduction

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Chris Ames was born and raised in Utah, but has spent the past thirty-eight years trying to understand the planet and its people—learning a handful of languages and traveling in a hundred countries. Currently homeless, he was most recently heard from while making his way from Iran through “the Stans” to China. Immortal for Quite Some Time Scott Abbott eBook 978-1-60781-515-0 Paper 978-1-60781-514-3 $24.95

Ordinary Trauma A Memoir Jennifer Sinor eBook 978-1-60781-538-9 Paper 978-1-60781-537-2 $19.95

“A rollicking, irreverent, politically incorrect, humorous tale. At the heart of Ames’s work is a call for the examination of our lives; of the hustle and bustle, the pressure of modern twenty-first century life.” —Jeff Metcalf, author of Requiem for the Living

“A highly readable, highly entertaining, and, ultimately, haunting tale. This narrator and the characters who stumble into his close-tothe-earth, close-to-the bone world are as fully developed as any you’d find in a novel and his language is just as evocative.” —Rebecca Rule, author of Live Free and Eat Pie! and The Best Revenge

October 2017  144 pp., 51/2 x 81/2  12 Illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-598-3 Paper 978-1-60781-597-6  $24.95

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AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

American Indian History on Trial

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2017

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Historical Expertise in Tribal Litigation E. Richard Hart

How history can protect the legal rights of American Indian tribes

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rawing from forty-five years of experience, E. Richard Hart elucidates the use of history as expert testimony in American Indian tribal litigation. Such lawsuits deal with aboriginal territory; hunting, fishing, and plant gathering rights; reservation boundaries; water rights; federal recognition; and other questions that have a historical basis. The methodology necessary to assemble successful expert testimony for tribes is complex and demanding and the legal cases have serious implications for many thousands of people, perhaps for generations. Hart, a historian who has testified in cases that have resulted in roughly a billion dollars in judgments, uses specific cases to explain at length what kind of historical research and documentation is necessary for tribes seeking to protect and claim their rights under United States law. He demonstrates the legal questions that Native Americans face by exploring the cultural history and legal struggles of six Indian nations. He recounts how these were addressed by expert testimony grounded in thorough historical understanding, research, and argumentation. The case studies focus on the Wenatchi, Coeur d’Alene, Hualapai, Amah Mutsun, Klamath, and Zuni peoples but address issues relevant to many American tribes.

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American Indian Treaties

E. Richard Hart provides historical, ethnohistorical, and environmental historical services and expert testimony for North American tribes. The former executive director of the Institute of the North American West, he has organized a number of influential conferences, authored or edited ten books, and published numerous articles and essays.

A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607-1911 David H. DeJong eBook 978-1-60781-426-9 Paper 978-1-60781-425-2 $40.00s

“A truly remarkable addition to the field of literature regarding the first inhabitants. It could very well be a path-breaking book for the field of expert witness training.”

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 Hardcover 978-1-60781-440-5 $34.95

—Sandra K. Mathews, author of American Indians of the Early West

“A significant contribution. The author provides insights that are perceptive and thought provoking for both academics and legal personnel. This is the kind of valuable information that can only be gleaned from years of experience.” —R. David Edmunds, author of The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France

December 2017  240 pp., 6 x 9  19 Illustrations, 9 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-596-9 Paper 978-1-60781-595-2  $29.00s


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AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES/FOLKLORE STUDIES

Yup’ik Narratives of a Sentient World Holly Cusack-McVeigh

Explores the ways lore entwines Yup’ik people with places and each other

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rounded in existing understandings of Yup’ik cosmology and worldview, this work is the first to look at how a Yup’ik community uses stories of place in social life. On the Bering coast of southwest Alaska, Cusack-McVeigh accompanied storytellers during their daily activities. Hearing many narratives repeatedly over a span of years, she came to understand how stories reflected interactions of people and places. For the Yup’ik people, places are also social actors that react to human actions and emotions. Stories tell how people learn about each other through encounters on the land, and thereby places also learn about people. Places comment on human behavior through the land's responses to specific actions. Stories variously reveal ideas about human associations and relationships between humans and nonhuman beings. Pointing to a systematic correlation between places and narrative elements that has not been previously explored, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on place.

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Holly Cusack-McVeigh is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of anthropology and museum studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Engaging and accessible. This work is a significant contribution to the ethnographic and folklore literature. The author is insightful about the often unstated aspects of Yup’ik communication.” —Patricia H. Partnow, author of Making History: Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Life on the Alaska Peninsula

Decoding Andean Mythology Margarita B. Marín-Dale eBook 978-1-60781-509-9 Paper 978-1-60781-508-2 $34.95

“Significant and original in its large corpus of stories. Many of these stories are moving and compelling. They show a range of social, ecological, and cognitive aspects of place-making.” —Thomas F. Thornton, author of Being and Place among the Tlingit

Putting the Supernatural in Its Place Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal Edited by Jeannie Banks Thomas eBook 978-1-60781-450-4 Paper 978-1-60781-449-8 $24.95

“In this rich ethnography on place, Cusack-McVeigh argues that places are themselves social actors in local narratives—stories Yupiit tell that connect people, places, and events; empower tellers; and give new meanings to locations where struggles for control of lives and land are ongoing.” —Julie Cruikshank, author of Do Glaciers Listen?

August 2017  336 pp., 6 x 9   11 Illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-583-9 Paper 978-1-60781-582-2  $24.95

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Stories Find You, Places Know

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religion, Conflict, and Peacemaking

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2017

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An Interdisciplinary Conversation Edited by Muriel Schmid

Arrays of approaches address the role of religion in conflict and its resolution

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CONTRIBUTORS

Mohammed Abu-Nimer Abbas Aroua Laura M. Bennett-Murphy John Carlson David Derezotes James L. Heft Kathleen Kern and Tim Nafziger John Paul Lederach Chibli Mallat Ched Myers and Elaine Enns Muriel Schmid

iscussions of the relationship between religion and violence have been on the rise since 9/11. Conversations have also focused on how religion can mediate conflict and help build peace. This volume offers a diversity of approaches to the subject, gathering essays from a cross-section of prominent scholars studying the role of religion in peacemaking. Contributors from varied backgrounds share perspectives and insights gleaned from history, theory, practice, and case studies. While the authors acknowledge the role of religion in generating conflict, they emphasize the part religion can play in conflict resolution. Addressing the centrality of conflict to the human condition, they recognize the consequent difficulty in teasing out the exact role of religion. Overall, the authors assert the necessity of frank, knowledgeable dialogue to understanding sources of, finding grounds for resolving, and managing conflict. Many of the essayists offer creative solutions for building peace. Employing examples and viewpoints drawn from diverse faith traditions, academic traditions, and cultural backgrounds, contributors seek to foster respectful dialogue and debate by exploring the complex dynamic that interconnects religion, violence, and peace. Trained as a theologian and Protestant minister in Switzerland, Muriel Schmid founded and directed the program in religious studies at the University of Utah and taught there from 2004 to 2014. She currently is director of programs with JustFaith Ministries, a national nonprofit organization based in Louisville.

“A valuable mix of historical, theoretical, and case study narrative.” —Michael Minch, director, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Utah Valley University

“Each chapter is very interesting and readable, and the overall result is a diverse, interdisciplinary, and stimulating collection.” —Catherine Morris, adjunct professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

November 2017  192 pp., 51/2 x 81/2  3 Illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-587-7 Paper 978-1-60781-586-0  $25.00s


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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization Nathan P. Devir

Elucidates the customs and beliefs of previously unknown ethnoreligious movements in the worldwide Jewish community

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n the last century, the tragic events of the Holocaust and the subsequent founding of the state of Israel brought about tremendous changes for Jewish communities all over the world. This book explores what may be the next watershed moment for the Jews: the inclusion of millions of people from developing nations who self-define as Jewish but who have no historical ties with established centers of Jewish life. These emerging groups bring expanding notions of what it means to be Jewish. This comparative ethnographic study, the first of its kind, presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. It investigates the ramifications of these new movements for the larger Judeo-Christian world, particularly with regard to issues of multiculturalism, immigration, race relations, and messianic expectations concerning the prophecy of Isaiah 11:12, according to which God will “assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

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Nathan P. Devir is assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, where he also serves as director of the Middle East Center and the Religious Studies Program.

Religious Knowledge, Authority, and Charisma Islamic and Jewish Perspectives Edited by Daphna Ephrat and Meir Hatina eBook 978-1-60781-279-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-278-4 $45.00s

“This is a brilliant work of scholarship. There is barely a page which fails to provide some insight into the Jewish condition. This work is simply exceptional in terms of its methodological sure-footedness, the clarity of the writing, and the analysis of an extremely important phenomenon that affects the lives of millions of people and will have the potential to change the lives of many more.” —Tudor Parfitt, author of Black Jews in Africa and the Americas

A Religion, Not a State Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islamic Justification of Political Secularism Souad T. Ali eBook 978-1-60781-951-6 Paper 978-0-87480-951-0 $25.00s

“Nathan P. Devir’s work is truly on the cutting edge of scholarship in Jewish and religious studies. The book promises to be a game changer in the way questions of identity (religious, ethnic, cultural, linguistic) are treated both inside and outside of Jewish studies.” —William F. S. Miles, author of Afro-Jewish Encounters from Timbuktu to the Indian Ocean and Beyond

September 2017  336 pp., 6 x 9   19 Illustrations, 9 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-584-6 Paper 978-1-60781-584-6  $29.95

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MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

The Sovietization of Azerbaijan

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2017

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The South Caucasus in the Triangle of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, 1920–1922 Jamil Hasanli

The oil-driven, post-WWI international struggle that ended with loss of independence for Azerbaijan and its neighbors

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orld War I and the fall of tsarist Russia brought brief independence to Azerbaijan, but by 1920 the Bolshevik revolution pushed south with the twofold purpose of accessing the oil-rich fields near Baku on the Caspian Sea and spreading communism into the Caucasus. Azerbaijan, the richest and earliest significant source of oil in the world, was the first republic in the South Caucasus occupied by the Red Army, which then advanced into neighboring Armenia and Georgia. Pulling from confidential, newly accessed archives, Hasanli describes Soviet Russia’s aggressive policy toward the three South Caucasian nations, which led to their absorption into the USSR by the end of 1922. The book highlights the Caucasian peoples’ struggle to retain political independence against Soviet Russia and an international cast that included European powers wanting to retain petroleum concessions; Kemalist Turkey, which claimed special ties to the Turkic Azeris; and Iran, which controlled South Azerbaijan and was thus a possible route of expansion eastward for Bolshevik movement. The author also considers the impact on Azerbaijani-Armenian relations of the first two years of Sovietization and explains how Azerbaijan provided space for Bolshevik experiments. Throughout his book, Hasanli illuminates the tragedy of the complex, confused period of Sovietization of the South Caucasus.

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The Young Turks and the Ottoman Nationalities Armenians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews, and Arabs, 1908–1918 Feroz Ahmad eBook 978-1-60781-338-5 Paper 978-1-60781-339-2 $25.00s

War and Collapse World War I and the Ottoman State Edited by M. Hakan Yavuz with Feroz Ahmad eBook 978-1-60781-462-7 Hardcover 978-1-60781-461-0 $75.00s

Jamil Hasanli is a scientific analyst for the Turan News Agency in Azerbaijan and a visiting professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai, 2016–2017.

“Stunning in the depth of its archival work. The Sovietization of Azerbaijan is thoroughly documented throughout and is especially good in providing insights into the thinking of Moscow, Baku, and Ankara. It ties together in a coherent narrative the complex maneuvering and jockeying between Soviet Russia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.” —Michael A. Reynolds, author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires

October 2017  384 pp., 7 x 10   3 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-594-5 Harcover 978-1-60781-593-8  $50.00s


ARCHAEOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

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The Archaic Southwest

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Foragers in an Arid Land

Edited by Bradley J. Vierra

Synthesizes new data on the Archaic period in the American Southwest, providing the first updated overview in twenty years

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lthough humans in the Southwest were huntergatherers for about 85 percent of their history, the majority of the archaeological research in the region has focused on the Formative period. In recent years, however, the amount of data on the Archaic period has grown exponentially due to the magnitude of cultural resource management projects in this region. The Archaic Southwest: Foragers in an Arid Land is the first volume to synthesize this new data. The book begins with a history of the Archaic in the Four Corners region, followed by a compilation and interpretation of paleoenvironmental data gathered in the American Southwest. The next twelve chapters, each written by a regional expert, provide a variety of current research perspectives. The final two chapters present broad syntheses of the Southwest: the first addresses the initial spread of maize cultivation and the second considers present and future research directions. The reader will be astounded by the amount of research that has been conducted and how all this information can be woven together to form a long-term picture of hunter-gatherer life.

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Bradley J. Vierra is a principal investigator with Statistical Research Inc. in Albuquerque. He is the editor of several volumes, including The Late Archaic Across the Borderlands: Foragers to Farmers and From Mountain Top to Valley Bottom: Understanding Past Land Use in the Northern Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico.

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 Hardcover 978-1-60781-446-7 $50.00s

From Mountain Top to Valley Bottom Understanding Past Land Use in the Northern Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico Edited by Bradley J. Vierra eBook: 978-1-60781-267-8 Hardcover: 978-1-60781-266-1 $60.00s

“Only rarely does one come across an edited volume like this where every chapter is worth reading. This impressive collection establishes the new baseline for a critically important but poorly understood period of pre-European history in the Southwest.” —Brian F. Codding, assistant professor of anthropology, University of Utah

“An impressive and needed review of the pre-ceramic period in the Greater Southwest. This volume will provide the first comprehensive, integrated review of the southwestern Archaic as well as a foundation for future understandings of the most important event in this area, the coming of maize agriculture.” —R. G. Matson, professor of archaeology emeritus, University of British Columbia

November 2017  480 pp., 7 x 10   130 Illustrations, 22 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-581-5 Harcover 978-1-60781-580-8  $60.00s


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ARCHAEOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology

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Edited by Michael Brian Schiffer, Charles R. Riggs, and J. Jefferson Reid

Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry Series

Showcases the methodology of the strong case approach through a wide range of case studies in behavioral archaeology

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lthough all archaeologists subscribe in principle to building strong cases in support of their inferences, behavioral archaeology alone has created methodology for developing strong cases in practice. The behavioral version of the strong case approach rests on two main pillars: (1) nomothetic (generalizing) strategies, consisting of research in experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and long-term processes of behavioral change to produce principles necessary for inference; and (2) the formation processes of supporting evidence when constructing inferences. The chapters employ a wide range of data classes, demonstrating the versatility and productivity of the approach for fashioning rigorous inferences in history, historical archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and prehistory. By illustrating the strong case approach with convincing case studies from behavioral archaeology, the editors aim to alert the archaeological community about how the process of archaeological inference can be improved.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Michael Brian Schiffer is a research associate at the Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Institution. He is retired from the University of Arizona, where he was the Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology.

Explorations in Behavioral Archaeology Edited by William H. Walker and James M. Skibo eBook 978-1-60781-415-3 Paper 978-1-60781-414-6 $45.00s

Studying Technological Change: A Behavioral Approach Michael Brian Schiffer eBook 978-1-60781-989-9 Paper 978-1-60781-136-7 $35.00s

Charles R. Riggs is professor of anthropology and curator of Archaeological Collections at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, where he also directs the college’s archaeological field school. J. Jefferson Reid is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and was director of that university’s archaeological field school at Grasshopper Pueblo from 1979 to 1992.

“These case studies take the ideas of behavioral archaeology and the strong case from the theoretical to the concrete. The volume demonstrates the continued importance of these issues and provides a very accessible medium for their implementation.” —Tammy Stone, professor of anthropology and associate dean, University of Colorado Denver

October 2017  288 pp., 7 x 10  18 Illustrations, 6 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-577-8 Paper 978-1-60781-576-1  $45.00s


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Plainview

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The Enigmatic Paleoindian Artifact Style of the Great Plains Edited by Vance T. Holliday, Eileen Johnson, and Ruthann Knudson

Presents an array of new data to clarify what is known about the Plainview Paleoindian complex

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he Plainview Paleoindian artifact style was first recognized in 1947, after numerous projectile points were found during excavations of a bison kill site near Plainview, Texas. In the decades that followed, however, Plainview became something of a catch-all category with artifacts from across the continent being lumped together based merely on gross similarities. This volume unravels the meaning of Plainview, detailing what is known about this particular technology and time period. Contributing authors from the United States and Mexico present new data gleaned from the reinvestigation of past excavations, notes, maps, and materials from the original Plainview site as well as reports from other Plainview Paleoindian sites across the Great Plains, northern Mexico, and the southwestern United States. Vance T. Holliday is a professor at the School of Anthropology and Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona, where he is also executive director of the Argonaut Archaeological Research Fund.

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Ruthann Knudson is an archaeologist and the principal investigator and owner of Knudson and Associates in Great Falls, Montana. Eileen Johnson is director of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, director of academic and curatorial programs at the Museum of Texas Tech University, and chair of the Museum Science Program.

Paleoindian Lifeways of the Cody Complex Edited by Edward J. Knell and Mark P. Muñiz eBook 978-1-6081-230-2 Hardcover 978-1-60781-229-6 $60.00s

Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats Extinct Mammals and the Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin Donald K. Grayson eBook 978-1-601781-470-2 Paper 978-1-60781-469-6 $24.95

“A must-have for anyone interested in the early hunter-gatherers in the Great Plains, Southwest, and/or Great Basin. It has everything one would hope for in a volume of this kind, including thorough descriptions of the Plainview type site, general chronology and paleoenvironmental records, and chapters addressing the challenge of defining Plainview.” —Thomas A. Jennings, director of the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, University of West Georgia

“More than just a survey of interesting sites and artifacts, this volume makes great strides in helping the discipline to understand why there is so much morphological and technological variation in lithic artifacts during the Late Paleoindian period. It is a collection of fantastic scholarship by some of the leading researchers in the field.” —Matthew E. Hill Jr., associate professor of anthropology, University of Iowa

September 2017

384 pp., 7 x 10 153 Illustrations, 18 maps eBook 978-1-60781-575-4 Hardcover 978-1-60781-574-7 $70.00s


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ARCHAEOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

Not So Far from Paquimé

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Essays on the Archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico Edited by Jane Holden Kelley and David A. Phillips Jr.

Deepens our knowledge of the Casas Grandes culture through archaeological investigation of a previously underexplored region

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rchaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquimé and its immediate vicinity. In this volume, Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area—an area little explored by archaeologists until now. The book provides the first solid foundation for research on prehistoric west-central Chihuahua. Readers will find descriptions of the southern branch of the pottery-making, villagedwelling farmers of the Casas Grandes culture and learn that, as Paquimé became the most complex site in the region, the southern Casas Grandes people mostly held back from the “Paquimé revolution.” The studies presented here confer a more nuanced understanding of the tremendous diversity within one of the region’s great prehistoric cultures, an area that extends unbroken from deep in Mexico north to central Utah.

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Jane Holden Kelley (1928–2016) joined the newly formed Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary in 1968 and held multiple appointments there until (and after) her retirement in 1994. David A. Phillips Jr. is the director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and a research associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Phillips has served as a principal investigator and program manager at the Museum of New Mexico and in the private sector. Signs of the Casas Grandes Shamans Christine S. VanPool and Todd L. VanPool Hardcover 978-0-87480-874-2 $35.00s

The Casas Grandes World Curtis F. Schaafsma and Caroll L. Riley Paper 978-1-60781-000-1 $29.95

“A concise, thoughtful, and comprehensive summary of many years of field work and subsequent research. Kelley’s personal ruminations bring the reader insights and issues that enhance the volume and are, unfortunately, all too often missing in archaeological literature.” —Michael S. Foster, archaeologist and editor of The Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Environment of the Marismas Nacionales

“The work is rich in details about different topics, including the botanic, the architecture, and the ceramic. The authors use not only American publications but also Mexican sources—a remarkable issue, because rarely do American or Mexican scholars quote their colleagues on the other side of the border.” —Jose Luis Punzo Diaz, profesor investigador, INAH Michoacán

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In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition

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his volume highlights the importance of eastern Paleoindian research in understanding some of the first inhabitants of North America. Although diverse in manufacture and style, fluted point production represents the first widespread cultural phenomenon in North America. Volume II of In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition continues the work begun in Volume I, expanding the Paleoindian literature with up-to-date summaries of late Pleistocene research in the eastern United States. Twenty-one chapters provide data from additional site reports, regional surveys and syntheses, and artifact studies from areas not previously included. Much of the information in this volume comes from sites that were discovered or excavated only in the last decade. These artifact and site-specific studies serve as examples of the detailed analyses required on Paleoindian assemblages and provide an opportunity to better understand changes in population, technology, and settlement over time. Together, the two volumes advance Paleoindian studies in eastern North America, offering new data, interpretations, and hypotheses to create a baseline for future research.

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Joseph A. M. Gingerich is an assistant professor of archaeology at Ohio University and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. He is editor of In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, volume I. In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition Edited by Joseph A. M. Gingerich eBook 978-1-60781-233-3 Hardcover 978-1-60781-170-1 $65.00s

Works in Stone Contemporary Perspectives on Lithic Analysis Edited by Michael J. Shott eBook 978-1-60781-383-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-382-8 $65.00s

“The volume is a significant contribution; it contains unpublished data, new ideas, and conclusions that challenge some of our cherished notions about late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers in the Eastern Woodlands. As a whole, I think that even those outside the specialty of Paleoindian archaeological research will find it useful.” —Juliet E. Morrow, University of Arkansas, Anthropology & Geoarcheology

“The volume has a vast amount of outstanding technical content. It is a major and important work of scholarship that will be widely read by professional and avocational archaeologists alike. Like volume I, this will be a basic reference for the next several decades.” —David G. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Anthropology

December 2017  528 pp., 7 x 10  165 Illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-579-2 Hardcover 978-1-60781-578-5  $75.00s


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MEMOIR

Goodbye to Poplarhaven

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Recollections of a Utah Boyhood Edward A. Geary

Illustrations by Ralph H. Reynolds

Travel back in memory to the people, sights, and sounds of Poplarhaven, known to most as Huntington, Utah.

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othing is nicer,’ Grandpa used to say, ‘than a full barn and a full granary.’ He might have said a full cellar too, for the rows of bottled fruit loomed on the shelves in the dim light, and the aroma of apples filled the nostrils. We could sit down at the dinner table knowing where everything on it had come from, and the process by which it had been prepared. We had before us and around us tangible evidence of the interconnection of things, of tilling, and seedtime, and harvest, of process and product, work and reward. Abundance is what remained when the threshing was done and the mellow Utah autumn slid gradually into winter, abundance in the storehouse for man and beast, evidence that we reap as we have sown. And abundance in the memory which lasts long after the barn and granary are empty hulks, for sometimes we also reap where others have sown.”—from chapter sixteen Edward A. Geary is an emeritus professor of English and former director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. His other publications include The Proper Edge of the Sky: The High Plateau Country of Utah (1992) and A History of Emery County (1996).

Immortal for Quite Some Time Scott Abbott eBook 978-1-60781-515-0 Paper 978-1-60781-514-3 $24.95

Gravity Hill A Memoir Maximilian Werner eBook 978-1-60781-243-2 Paper 978-1-60781-242-5 $15.95

“Geary’s range in these essays is impressive…[and] throughout one notices Geary’s sensitivity—the detail, the quiet voice, the carefully turned phrase.… He tells the truth. You feel as if you’ve just slipped on a pair of comfortable overalls and that you’re walking around town and through the fields with an amicable farm boy who explains things as he goes.” —Lance Larson in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

“Goodbye to Poplarhaven represents one of the best of this genre [memoir] that I have ever encountered. If you want a book that can bring rural Utah of the 1940s and 1950s to sympathetic life, even for someone like myself who grew up in green western region suburbs instead of dry Utah country towns, this is your book…His writing is studded with well-told details, his diction is precise, and his voice is the fluent one of a thoughtful man looking back on the scenes of his growing up with insight and a (sometimes rueful) affection.” —Jonathan Langford for the Association for Mormon Letters

October 2017  174 pp., 6 x 9  22 Illustrations Paper 978-1-60781-600-3  $17.95


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Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology

Making Lamanites

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any modern ecological problems—rainforest destruction, decreasing marine harvests, and fire suppression—are directly or indirectly anthropogenic. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology contends that we can learn important lessons by studying long-term human and nonhuman influences on biota and ecosystems. The focus of this volume is on the North American faunal record, arguing that conservation biology and wildlife management cannot afford to ignore zooarchaeological research—the identification and analysis of faunal remains recovered from archaeological deposits. From this perspective, we can begin to understand biogeographic dynamics and behavioral patterns that are invisible to researchers who study living organisms over just a small span of years. Paper 978-1-60781-571-6 $25.00s

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

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rom 1947 to 2000, some 50,000 Native American children left reservations to live with Mormon foster families. The Indian Student Placement Program (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 selfdetermination, critics labeled the program as crudely assimilationist and colonialist and Red Power activists organized protests. Some ISPP students, like Navajo George P. Lee, fiercely defended the LDS Church before native peers and Congress. 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. Paper 978-1-60781-569-3 $29.95


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Utah: The National Parks John Howe, producer, director, writer Utah: The National Parks is a symphony of sight and sound featuring the stunning landscapes of Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Parks set to classical music. DVD 56 minutes 978-0-87480-980-0$19.95

National Parks: Beyond the Crowds Produced by Joe Prokop, Nancy Green, and Paige Sparks Beyond the iconic landscapes of Utah’s national parks is a lesser-known collection of diverse national monuments, historic sites, and smaller parks that offer remarkable experiences. Journey with KUED to areas that offer solitude, history, and natural wonders. DVD 56 minutes 978-1-60781-531-0 $19.95

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The Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities $5,000 Biennial Book Publication Prize, presented by the University of Utah Press Submitted manuscripts must emphasize the fundamental interconnectedness of the natural and human environments, contain research in primary and secondary sources, and display high quality writing. Preference will be given to projects that discuss environmental subjects related to the American West, but we welcome those that draw on methods and perspectives of the humanities, and those of history, geography, natural history, environmental science, creative nonfiction, and related fields. Our criteria reflect the formidable legacy of Wallace Stegner. The winner will receive a $5,000 award and a publication contract with the University of Utah Press. Submission deadlines are in odd numbered years. See our website for full submission guidelines. Previous Winners: 2016 Winner: Saving Wyoming’s Hoback. Florence Rose Shepherd and Susan Marsh 2012 Winner: Roads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon Country by Jedediah S. Rogers

Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize $3,000 Book Publication Prize, presented by the University of Utah Press Awarded to the best book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology. All submitted manuscripts must demonstrate the best substantive research and display quality writing. Successful entries will focus on the human experience in North America. Submissions in archaeology, ethnography, ethnobiology, ethnohistory, ethnolinguistics, biological anthropology, and paleoecology as it pertains to human behavior are especially welcome. The winning author will receive a publication contract with the University of Utah Press that includes a cash prize of $3,000. See our website for full submission guidelines. Previous Winners: 2014: Sending the Spirits Home: The Archaeology of Hohokam Mortuary Practices by Glen Rice 2012: Religion on the Rocks: Hohokam Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Social Transformation by Aaron M. Wright

Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies $10,000 Biennial Book Publication Prize, presented by the University of Utah Press The Juanita Brooks Prize will be awarded to the best monograph submitted in the subject area of Mormon Studies related to history, biography, or culture. To compete for this award, manuscripts must emphasize research in primary and secondary sources and quality writing in the tradition of Juanita Brooks. The winning manuscript will demonstrate a commitment to scholarly narrative writing that also appeals to more general readers. The winner of the Juanita Brooks Prize will receive a $10,000 award and a publication contract with University of Utah Press. See our website for full submission guidelines. Previous Winners: 2015 Winner: Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, - by Matthew Garrett 2013 Winner: A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary by Todd M. Compton


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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night

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The Twenty-First Century’s Energy Transition Gregory Meehan

Everything is subject to a lifecycle. In the field of energy, the obvious question is, “Where are we in the lifecycle of fossil fuels?” Competitive technology for sourcing renewable energy, marketplace readiness, and pressures from climate change all signal that the fossil fuel era is coming to an end. Gregory Meehan’s overview eschews politics in favor of comprehensive coverage addressing economic, environmental, and security concerns and illuminating limitations and problems with various energy sources. This is the most wide-ranging and thorough introduction to the world’s energy issues and choices to date. 384 pp., 7 x 10 48 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-540-2 Paper 978-1-60781-539-6 $24.95

Talking Stone Rock Art of the Cosos Paul Goldsmith Hidden away in the canyons of a highly restricted military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America, possibly in the world. Images of animals, shamans, and puzzling abstract forms were pecked and painted on stone over thousands of years by a now long-gone culture. Cinematographer Paul Goldsmith takes the reader on a journey through this limited access area with more than 160 stunning color photographs. This is a visually striking book that gives the reader a personal and visceral experience of this enigmatic art. 112 pp., 10 x 10 160 color photographs eBook 978-1-60781-558-7 Paper 978-1-60781-557-0 $19.95

The Spiral Jetty Encyclo

Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork through Time and Place Hikmet Sidney Loe Copublished with the Tanner Trust Fund

Robert Smithson’s earthwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), an icon of the Land Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, spirals counterclockwise into Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The Spiral Jetty Encyclo draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that bring to light the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it. Containing some 220 images, most of them in color, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo lets readers explore the construction, connections, and significance of Smithson’s 1,500-foot-long curl into Great Salt Lake, created, in Smithson’s words, of “mud, salt crystals, rock, water.” 384 pp., 9 x 10 220 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-542-6 Paper 978-1-60781-541-9 $34.95


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What That Pig Said to Jesus Philip Garrison In a mix of slangy memoir and anthropological field notes, Phillip Garrison shines light on the human condition in today’s West, catching hillbillies and newer Mexican arrivals to the Columbia Plateau in ambiguous relationships, built on a foundation of Native American displacement. Garrison is the product of the earlier surge of arrivals. From the 1930s to the 1970s, those he calls hillbillies left such mid-nation states as Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Dakotas for the West. The more recent wave, from 1990 to 2010, came mostly from the central plateau of Mexico. Anecdotes from sources as varied as pioneer diaries, Wikipedia, and local gossip “portray the region’s immigrations as a kind of identity makeover.” 128 pp., 5 ½ x 8 ½ eBook 978-1-60781-550-1 Paper 978-1-60781-549-5 $17.95

The Last Innocent Americans Pete Sinclair Imbued with a sense of place, Pete Sinclair recounts his mountain-climbing and park ranger days from 1959 to 1970, a time some people call a golden era of climbing in America, when climbers knew one another and frequently gathered in Grand Teton National Park, where Sinclair was the ranger in charge of mountain rescue. Mixing adventure with personal refection, Sinclair recounts expeditions taken with friends to scale mountains in Alaska, Mexico, and other parts of North America, as well as his work rescuing injured climbers in the Tetons. Throughout the book, he challenges readers to consider their relationship with the western landscape. Originally published in 1993, We Aspired was a finalist for the Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. 208 pp., 6 x 9 8 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-566-2 Paper 978-1-60781-565-5 $19.95

On Second Thought

Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose Luisa Del Giudice

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On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life

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In these dynamic essays, thirteen wise women review their lives for meaning and purpose, striving to integrate both head and heart. They consider how their spiritual paradigms have shaped their vocations as teachers, scholars, guides, mentors, and advocates and how these roles have been integral to their life’s work, not merely to their work life. Challenges are revealed, to tell of suffering and transformations, to tally hard-earned life lessons, and to share wisdom achieved. Lives and words are gathered and generously shared, allowing these women to make sense of their own lives while mentoring a wider circle of younger and older readers alike. 336 pp., 6 x 9 42 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-536-5 Paper 978-1-60781-535-8 $29.95


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Ordinary Trauma A Memoir

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Jennifer Sinor As if she could not bear to leave it, Jennifer Sinor came into this spinning world twice, once dead and once alive, the first time born from her mother, the second, from a bucket, its silvery metal sides a poor substitute for the womb, yet enough. Through spare yet lyrical prose, Sinor threads together the story of how she learned to carry the bucket she was born into and reclaim all that was tossed away. In short, almost telegraphic, linked pieces, Ordinary Trauma reveals moments in life that are made to appear unremarkable, but which harm deeply. Set against the late Cold War and a military childhood spent amid fast-attack submarines and long-range nuclear missiles, this memoir delivers a revelatory look at how moments that typically pass unnoticed form the very basis for our perceptions of both love and loss. 192 pp., 5 ½ x 8 ½ eBook 978-1-60781-538-9 Paper 978-1-60781-537-2 $19.95

Jumping the Abyss Archaeology’s Marriner S. Eccles and the Footprints in the New Deal, 1933–1940 Modern World Mark Wayne Nelson

In 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Marriner S. Eccles, a Mormon from Utah, to join his administration. As a Republican businessman, Eccles seemed an unlikely candidate for the role of leading crusader for a fairer and more economically sound distribution of the nation’s wealth, but Eccles emerged as the central mover in revolutionizing the mortgage structure of the private home market in the United States. After FDR appointed him to head the Federal Reserve, Eccles drafted legislation that restructured that institution as well. Presenting the first comprehensive and independent analysis of Eccles’s influential career, Jumping the Abyss wrestles with economic issues that remain relevant today. 384 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-556-3 Hardcover 978-1-60781-555-6 $39.00s

Michael Brian Schiffer What is the social value of archaeological research to present-day society? Michael Schiffer uses forty-two case studies from a global perspective to answer this question. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, he delivers fascinating yet nontechnical discussions that provide a deeper understanding of archaeology’s diverse scientific and humanistic contributions. From reconstructing human evolution and behavior in prehistoric times to providing evidence that complements recorded history or debunks common legends, archaeologists help us understand our human past. With engaging and lively prose, Archaeology’s Footprints brings to life a full panorama of contributions that have had an impact on modern society. 336 pp., 6 x 9 44 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-534-1 Paper 978-1-60781-533-4 $26.95


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Subarctic to Mesoamerica

Edited by Barbara Voorhies

The Last House at Bridge River

Saving Wyoming’s Hoback

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Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh

The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Household in British Columbia During the Fur Trade Period

Prehistoric Games of North American Indians is a collection of studies on the ancient games of indigenous peoples of North America. The authors muster evidence from artifacts, archaeological features, ethnography, ethnohistory, and to a lesser extent, linguistics and folklore. Each chapter centers on a particular game, a specific prehistoric society and its games, or, in one instance, the relationship between slavery and gaming in ancient indigenous North American societies. In addition to the intrinsic value of pursuing the timedepth of these games—some of which remain popular and culturally important today— this book demonstrates a wide variety of research methods and problematizes a heretofore overlooked research topic.

The Last House at Bridge River offers a comprehensive archaeological study of a single house floor and roof deposit, Housepit 54 at the Bridge River site, dated to approximately 1835–1858 C.E. This book portrays nineteenth-century aboriginal people as active agents within an increasingly complex sociopolitical landscape, presenting a Fur Trade–period aboriginal society at a level of intimacy unparalleled elsewhere in the open literature. This book includes a first-ever historical ecology of the Middle Fraser Canyon that places aboriginal and Euro-Canadian history in ecological context, and illustrates the value of collaborations between archaeologists and First Nations.

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The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development

Winner of the Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities

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In late 2012 The Trust for Public Land prevented natural gas development in the remote Hoback Basin of Wyoming by buying the leases owned by Plains Exploration Company. 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 to prevent the industrialization of the wild country that was their home. 288 pp., 8 1/2 x 10 76 illustrations, 9 maps eBook 978-1-60781-513-6 Paper 978-1-60781-512-9 $29.95


A Modest Homestead

Utah and the Great War

Roads in the Wilderness

Hiking the Wasatch

Lost in the Yellowstone

Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897 Laurie J. Bryant eBook 978-1-60781-526-6 978-1-60781-525-9 Paper $24.95

The Beehive State and the World War I Experience Edited by Allan Kent Powell eBook 978-1-60781-511-2 978-1-60781-510-5 Paper $24.95

Conflict in Canyon Country Jedediah Rogers eBook 978-1-60781-312-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-311-2 $39.95 978-1-60781-313-2 Paper $29.95

Third Edition John Veranth eBook 978-1-60781-326-2 978-1-60781-325-5 Paper $16.95

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

Opening Zion

Last Chance Byway

Nine Mile Canyon

Seven Summers

Michael Frome eBook 978-1-60781-419-1 978-1-60781-418-4 Paper $24.95

A Scrapbook of the National Park’s First Official Tourists John Clark and Melissa Clark 978-1-60781-006-3 Paper $19.95

The History of Nine Mile Canyon Jerry D. Spangler and Donna Kemp Spangler eBook 978-1-60781-443-6 978-1-60781-442-9 Paper $34.95

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure Jerry D. Spangler eBook 978-1-60781-228-9 978-1-60781-226-5 Paper $34.95

A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West Julia Corbett eBook 978-1-60781-250-0 978-1-60781-249-4 Paper $19.95

Desert Water

Bridging the Distance

The Future of Utah’s Water Resources Edited by Hal Crimmel eBook 978-1-60781-373-6 978-1-60781-375-0 Paper $24.95

Common Issues of the Rural West Edited by David B. Danbom Foreword by David Kennedy eBook 978-1-60781-456-6 978-1-60781-455-9 Paper $30.00s

Rivers, Fish, and the People

Shellfish for the Celestial Empire

As If the Land Owned Us

Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West Edited by Pei-Lin Yu eBook 978-1-60781-400-9 978-1-60781-399-6 Paper $40.00s

The Rise and Fall of Commercial Abalone Fishing in California Todd J. Braje eBook 978-1-60781-497-9 978-1-60781-496-2 Paper $34.95

An Ethnohistory of the White Mesa Utes Robert S. McPherson eBook 978-1-60781-201-2 978-1-60781-145-9 Paper $29.95

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Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary Todd M. Compton eBook 978-1-60781-235-7 978-1-60781-234-0 Hardcover $44.95

An Intimate History Carol Cornwall Madsen eBook 978-1-60781-524-2 978-1-60781-523-5 Hardcover $49.95

A Family Story Kerry William Bate eBook 978-1-60781-517-4 978-1-60781-516-7 Hardcover $39.95

A Kingdom Transformed

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

Directions for Mormon Studies in the TwentyFirst Century

Women and Mormonism

The Mapmakers of New Zion

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Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright eBook 978-1-60781-396-5 978-0-87480-822-3 Hardcover $29.95

Edited by Patrick Q. Mason eBook 978-1-60781-476-4 978-1-60781-475-7 Paper $29.00s

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman eBook 978-1-60781-478-8 978-1-60781-477-1 Paper $34.95

A Cartographic History of Mormonism Richard Francaviglia eBook 978-1-60781-409-2 978-1-60781-408-5 Hardcover $34.95

Latter-day Lore

Tracks in Deep Time

Dinosaurs of Utah

Ephemeral Bounty

Fierce and Indomitable

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

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm Jerald D. Harris and Andrew R. C. Milner eBook 978-1-60781-438-2 978-1-60781-437-5 Paper $10.95

Second Edition Frank DeCourten Paintings by Carel Brest van Kempen Color photographs by John Telford and Frank DeCourten eBook 978-1-60781-265-4 978-1-60781-264-7 Paper $34.95

Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute Curtis Martin eBook 978-1-60781-468-9 978-1-60781-467-2 Paper $45.00s

The Protohistoric NonPueblo World in the American Southwest Edited by Deni J. Seymour eBook 978-1-60781-522-8 978-1-60781-521-1 Hardcover $70.00s

Early Mormonism and the Modern LDS Church Second Edition Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd eBook 978-1-60781-445-0 978-1-60781-444-3 Paper $35.00s

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A Frontier Life

Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women's Activism, 1872–1959 Dave Hall eBook 978-1-60781-454-2 978-1-60781-453-5 Hardcover $34.95

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A Faded Legacy


Purple Hummingbird A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell Claude N. Warren and Joan S. Schneider eBook 978-1-60781-519-8 978-1-60781-518-1 Paper $19.95

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Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932–1934 Compiled and edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage eBook 978-1-60781-503-7 978-1-60781-502-0 Paper $50.00s

Supplying Custer

Rancher Archaeologist

The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876 Gerald R. Clark eBook 978-1-60781-356-9 978-1-60781-355-2 Paper $24.95

A Career in Two Different Worlds George C. Frison eBook 978-1-60781-330-9 978-1-60781-329-3 Hardcover $45.00s

Ballet West

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

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