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ON THE COVER: Night sky at Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, by Neal Herbert/National Park Service.

Our Mission The University of Utah Press is an agency of the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. In accordance with the mission of the University, the Press publishes and disseminates scholarly books in selected fields and other printed and recorded materials of significance to Utah, the region, the country, and the world.

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Wonders of Sand and Stone

A History of Utah's National Parks and Monuments Frederick H. Swanson

The most comprehensive history of Utah’s national parks and monuments

June 2020, 440 pp., 6 x 9 35 Illustrations, 4 maps eBook 978-1-60781-767-3 Hardcover 978-1-60781-765-9 $59.95 Paper 978-1-60781-766-6 $34.95

From Delicate Arch to the Zion Narrows, Utah’s five national parks and eight national monuments are home to some of America’s most amazing scenic treasures, created over long expanses of geologic time. In Wonders of Sand and Stone, Frederick H. Swanson traces the recent human story behind the creation of these places as part of a protected mini-empire of public lands. Drawing on extensive historical research, Swanson presents little-known accounts of people who saw in these sculptured landscapes something worth protecting. Readers are introduced to the region’s early explorers, scientists, artists, and travelers as well as the local residents and tourism promoters who worked with the National Park Service to build the system of parks and monuments we know today, when Utah’s national parks and monuments face multiple challenges from increased human use and from development outside their borders. As scientists continue to uncover the astonishing diversity of life in these desert and mountain landscapes, and archaeologists and Native Americans document their rich cultural resources, the management of these federal lands remains critically important. Swanson provides us with a detailed and timely background to advance and inform discussions about what form that management should take.


Frederick H. Swanson is author and editor of five books on western U.S. history, including Dave Rust: A Life in the Canyons, which received the 2008 Utah Book Award. He is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers and recipient of the Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities.

“Swanson’s affection for these landscapes, captured in his narrative prose, is contagious. This book will make a splendid traveling companion for any visitor to Utah’s national parks and monuments. It supplies an accessible, well-informed, and lively account of the formation and preservation of these national treasures.” —Brian Q. Cannon, coauthor of The Awkward State of Utah

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 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

“An engaging and finely written book that weaves together an impressive group of individuals and stories.” —Jedediah S. Rogers, coeditor of Utah Historical Quarterly and author of Roads in the Wilderness


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John Hance

The Life, Lies, and Legend of Grand Canyon’s Greatest Storyteller Shane Murphy

Explores the life and legacy of John Hance, Grand Canyon’s most famous raconteur

May 2020, 288 pp., 6 x 9 38 Illustrations

2019 eBook 978-1-60781-754-3

Paper 978-1-60781-753-6 $24.95


A legend in his own lifetime, John Hance (1837–1919) was synonymous with Grand Canyon and the tourist trade he helped establish there. Between the late 1880s and early 1900s, to say “John Hance” was to say “Grand Canyon.” Hance was well known to travelers and visiting dignitaries alike, men such as William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Theodore Roosevelt, the president who affectionately referred to him as “the greatest liar on earth.” It was said that Hance tried to jump the canyon on his horse Darby only to turn back when he was halfway over and realized he would never make it across. The truth behind Hance’s life is remarkable even without embellishment. In this book, Shane Murphy chronicles Hance’s childhood in Tennessee and Missouri, his service in the Confederacy during the Civil War, his time in Union prisons as a POW, and his later adventures with the Hickok brothers crossing the plains. Settling in Arizona’s fruitful Verde Valley, Hance farmed and filled military contracts before taking up residence as Grand Canyon’s first permanent EuroAmerican settler, trail builder, guide, and storyteller. Hance left no correspondence, personal memoirs, or other writings. Only informal portraits from magazines and newspaper accounts remain. Murphy investigated assessors’ rolls, rare mercantile ledgers, and mining claims to create a full and compelling narrative of a man who was once an icon of the American West and should be remembered as the founding father of Grand Canyon tourism. Shane Murphy led Grand Canyon river trips for twenty years, worked on polar expedition ships for a decade, and has been researching, writing about, and presentating on early Grand Canyon tourism since 2012.

Canyon of Dreams Stories from Grand Canyon History Don Lago eBook 978-1-60781-315-6 Paper 978-1-60781-314-9 $19.95 Cass Hite The Life of an Old Prospector James Knipmeyer eBook 978-1-60781-472-6 Hardcover 978-1-60781-471-9 $36.95

“A great addition to the Grand Canyon literature. It fills a large void and offers a good view of a whole era that even many Grand Canyon aficionados know little about. The book combines great scholarship with an enjoyable personality.” —Don Lago, author of Canyon of Dreams: Stories from Grand Canyon History

“There is no other biography of John Hance, despite his being a seminal character in the pre–national park days of Grand Canyon. This book is a much-needed remedy to that lack of detailed knowledge about an important figure and an important period in the development of one of America’s most iconic national parks.” —Roy Webb, author of Lost Canyons of the Green River: The Story before Flaming Gorge Dam


A Filmmaker’s Journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers Charles Eggert Foreword by Roy Webb

Recounts the last of the few river trips to follow Powell’s path down the Green and Colorado Rivers before they were dammed

June 2020, 424 pp., 6 x 9 53 b/w Illustrations, 13 color illustrations, 5 maps eBook 978-1-60781-735-2 Paper 978-1-60781-734-5 $34.95


In 1955 photographer Charles Eggert and renowned river guide Don Hatch set off down the Green River with six others to duplicate the 1870s journey of John Wesley Powell. With dams soon to be built at Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon, they planned to film the voyage and be the last to travel these waters before the landscape changed forever. Eggert’s film A Canyon Voyage debuted successfully after the trip, but his written narrative of the river, its landscape, its people, and the adventures of the crew was never published. This book finally brings Eggert’s writings out of the archives and into the public eye. With his keen photographer’s vision and colloquial voice, Eggert describes canyons and towns now deep under water as he tells the story of friendships forged upon the rapids and currents of the rivers. Roy Webb’s foreword provides historical context; river historian Alfred E. Holland Jr. introduces Eggert, the man who transformed into an environmentalist after visiting the West; and Sarah Holcombe’s afterword looks at what transpired in the lives of all eight crew members after the journey. Color and black-and-white illustrations further enliven the text. An engaging read, this is an important piece of river history that also shines light on Eggert’s tremendous influence as a conservation cinematographer.

Charles Eggert (1918–2005) was an independent filmmaker and photographer. His films were instrumental in the establishment of Canyonlands National Park and in deterring the building of Echo Park Dam, which would have flooded Dinosaur National Monument.

Alone on the Colorado Harold H. Leich eBook 978-1-60781-677-5 Paper 978-1-60781-676-8 $19.95 Lost Canyons of the Green River The Story before Flaming Gorge Dam Roy Webb eBook 978-1-60781-214-2 Paper 978-1-60781-179-4 $17.95

“A significant contribution to the field of river history. Eggert has written an engaging account. He makes the various members of the party come alive as characters and he explains well the vicissitudes, problems, and joys of the journey. I found myself wanting to read on.” —James Aton, author of The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green and John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy

“This book is a contribution to the history of exploration on the upper Colorado River, composed as it is of literature, adventure, a bit of sociology, and (harkening to the 1950s) modern history.” —Earle Spamer, co-editor of Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and lower Colorado River from 1540


The Last Canyon Voyage




Joseph Smith

History, Methods, and Memory Ronald O. Barney

A modern analysis of writings by and about Joseph Smith

June 2020, 392 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-756-7 Hardcover 978-1-60781-770-3 $75.00s Paper 978-1-60781-755-0 $40.00s


The study of Joseph Smith and his writings have long been shaped by the polemical atmosphere that surrounds Smith’s claims to divine authorship. Even after a half-century of serious scholarship devoted to Smith, fundamental questions remain about how to best interpret features of his life and writing. Smith’s own History of Joseph Smith (edited and revised at the beginning of the twentieth century by B. H. Roberts) created an enduring image that influenced Mormon theology, doctrine, and polity for generations. With new historical documents now available, however, a reappraisal of Smith and the origins of Mormonism warrant attention. Ronald O. Barney—a former editor of the Joseph Smith Papers—applies new interpretations to Smith in history and memory, re-examining both his writings and contemporary accounts. The book explores the best methodologies for appraising the historical record, including a review of Smith’s world and its contextual background, an analysis of his foundational experiences, and a characterization of Smith as a man and prophet. Though the premise of re-evaluation may be unsettling to traditionalists, a modern reconsideration of the historical record’s entire range of sources is necessary to fashion a strategy for evaluating Smith and his enduring but complex legacy.

Ronald O. Barney served for thirty-four years as an archivist and historian in the History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a former associate editor of the Joseph Smith Papers and creator and executive director of the Joseph Smith Papers documentary television series. His books include One Side by Himself: The Life and Times of Lewis Barney and The Mormon Vanguard Brigade of 1847: Norton Jacob’s Record.

Joseph's Temples The Dynamic Relationship between Freemasonry and Mormonism Michael W. Homer eBook 978-1-60781-346-0 Paper 978-1-60781-344-6 $34.95 Emmeline B. Wells An Intimate History Carol Cornwall Madsen eBook 978-1-60781-524-2 Hardcover 978-1-60781-523-5 $49.95

“There is so much I enjoyed about this work. My copy has dozens of dog-eared pages that I have marked with enthusiastic notes. This will be an indispensable volume for the next generations of graduate students and scholars.” —Christopher James Blythe, faculty research associate, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University


Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right Matthew L. Harris

Traces the controversial career of Ezra Taft Benson and his far-reaching impact on Latterday Saints and politics in Utah

July 2020, 288 pp., 6 x 9 8 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-758-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-771-0 $59.95 Paper 978-1-60781-757-4 $34.95

Ezra Taft Benson is perhaps the most controversial apostle-president in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For nearly fifty years he delivered impassioned sermons in Utah and elsewhere, mixing religion with ultraconservative right-wing political views and conspiracy theories. His teachings inspired Mormon extremists to stockpile weapons, predict the end of the world, and commit acts of violence against their government. The First Presidency rebuked him, his fellow apostles wanted him disciplined, and grassroots Mormons called for his removal from the Quorum of the Twelve. Yet Benson was beloved by millions of Latter-day Saints, who praised him for his stances against communism, socialism, and the welfare state, and admired his service as secretary of agriculture under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Using previously restricted documents from archives across the United States, Matthew L. Harris breaks new ground as the first to evaluate why Benson embraced a radical form of conservatism, and how under his leadership Mormons became the most reliable supporters of the Republican Party of any religious group in America.


Matthew L. Harris is professor of history at Colorado State UniversityPueblo. He is the author of The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History and editor of Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics.

“The significance of Ezra Taft Benson has not been fully appreciated. This book will be of interest to Latter-day Saint scholars and students of twentieth-century religious and political history.” David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright eBook 978-1-60781-396-5 Hardcover 978-0-87480-822-3 $29.95 Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History Gregory A. Prince eBook 978-1-60781-480-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-479-5 $39.95

—Robert Alan Goldberg, author of Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

“Documenting Benson’s extended controversial foray in politics makes a major contribution to the history of the LDS Church during the 1960s, especially in view of later attempts to diminish Benson’s participation in such activities. This work is one of the best discussions of the subject now available.” —Gary James Bergera, editor of Confessions of a Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971 to 1997


Watchman on the Tower




The Commissioners of Indian Affairs The United States Indian Service and the Making of Federal Indian Policy, 1824 to 2017 David H. DeJong

The first book to follow the evolution of federal Indian policies by focusing on the commissioners of Indian Affairs

May 2020, 400 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-750-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-772-7 $75.00s Paper 978-1-60781-749-9 $40.00s


Although federal Indian policies are largely determined by Congress and the executive branch, it is the commissioner and assistant secretary of Indian Affairs who must implement them. Over the past two centuries, the overarching goals of federal Indian policy have been the social and political integration and assimilation of Native Americans and the extinguishment of aboriginal title to Indian lands. These goals have been woven into policies of emigration, assimilation, acculturation, termination, reservations, and consumerism, shifting under the influence of a changing national moral compass. Indian Affairs commissioners have and continue to hold an enormous power to dictate how these policies affect the fate of Indians and their lands, a power that David H. DeJong shows has been used and misused in different ways through the years. By examining the work of the Indian affairs commissioners and their assistant secretaries, DeJong gives new insight into how federal Indian policy has evolved and been shaped by the social, political, and cultural winds of the day.

David H. DeJong is director of the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project. His books include Forced to Abandon Our Fields: The 1914 Clay Southworth Gila River Pima Interviews and American Indian Treaties: A Guide to American Indian Treaties and Treaty-Making, 1607–1911.

“This study will occupy a unique niche because there is no other work that covers the individuals who served in this critical position in Indian affairs. It is a worthy and necessary work.” American Indian Treaties A Guide to American Indian Treaties and TreatyMaking, 1607–1911 David H. DeJong eBook 978-1-60781-426-9 Paper 978-1-60781-425-2 $40.00s 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 Paper 978-1-60781-440-5 $34.95

—David E. Wilkins, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

“Well written, engaging, and scholarly, this volume is a thoroughly researched survey. Anyone doing treaty rights, land claims, federal recognition, and other tribal historical research will find it indispensable.” —Matthew L. M. Fletcher, professor of law and director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University


Race, Class, Immigration, and the Construction of Urban Reputations Pepper Glass

Explores the development and impact of urban reputations in Ogden, Utah

May 2020, 288 pp., 6 x 9 2 maps eBook 978-1-60781-752-9 Hardcover 978-1-60781-759-8 $60.00s


How do we draw the lines between "good" and "bad" neighborhoods? How do we know “ghettos”? This book questions the widely held assumption that divisions between urban areas are reflections of varying amounts of crime, deprivation, and other social, cultural, and economic problems. Using Ogden, Utah, as a case study, Pepper Glass argues that urban reputations are “moral frontiers” that uphold and create divides between who is a good and respectable—or a bad and vilified—member of a community. Ogden, a working-class city with a history of racial and immigrant diversity, has long held a reputation among Utahns as a “sin city” in the middle of an entrenched religious culture. Glass blends ethnographic research with historical accounts, census reports, and other secondary sources to provide insight into Ogden’s reputation, past and present. Capturing residents’ perceptions of an entire city, as opposed to only some of its neighborhoods, and exploring the regional contexts shaping these views, is rare among urban researchers. Glass’s unique approach suggests we can better confront urban problems by rethinking assumptions about place and promoting interventions that break down boundaries.

Pepper Glass is associate professor of sociology at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He has published his research on racial inequality, social movements, and youth culture in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mobilization, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

“A strikingly original contribution, this book will be widely read, enthusiastically debated, and very helpful for any scholar teaching students about urban inequality.” 25th Street Confidential Drama, Decadence, and Dissipation along Ogden’s Rowdiest Road Val Holley eBook 978-1-60781-270-8 Hardcover 978-1-60781-268-5 $39.95 Paper 978-1-60781-269-2 $24.95 A Modest Homestead Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897 Laurie J. Bryant eBook 978-1-60781-526-6 Paper 978-1-60781-525-9 $24.95

—Tom Slater, reader in urban geography, University of Edinburgh

“Clearly written, jargon free, and accessible. This book advances our understanding of the importance of urban reputations and how they develop.” —Jonathan Foster, author of Stigma Cities: The Reputation and History of Birmingham, San Francisco, and Las Vegas


Misplacing Ogden, Utah




Troubadour on the Road to Gold William B. Lorton's 1849 Journal to California Edited by LeRoy Johnson and Jean Johnson Foreword by Richard L. Saunders

The engaging and detailed journal of a California gold seeker

July 2020, 350 pp., 7 x 10 69 Illustrations, 13 maps eBook 978-1-60781-780-2 Hardcover 978-1-60781-778-9 $75.00s Paper 978-1-60781-779-6 $45.00s


During the California Gold Rush, many of the miners and merchants who hoped to strike it rich in California left behind letters and journals that provide valuable insights into one of the great migrations in American history. Of all the journals and diaries left behind, William B. Lorton's is perhaps the most informative and complete. Although known to historians for decades, Lorton’s journal has never been published. In this volume, LeRoy and Jean Johnson bring Lorton’s writings to life with meticulous research and commentary that broadens the context of his narrative. Lorton’s work is revealing and entertaining. It captures glimpses of a growing Salt Lake City, the hardships of Death Valley, and the extraordinary and mundane aspects of daily life on the road to gold. With resilience and a droll sense of humor, Lorton shares accounts of life-threatening stampedes, dangerous hailstorms, mysteriously moving rocks, and slithering sidewinders. The inclusion of images, maps, and the editors’ detailed notes make this a volume that will entertain and inform.

LeRoy and Jean Johnson have studied and traveled the overland trails of the American West for more than forty years. Jean is a historian of the pioneer history of Death Valley and author of Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849. Together they coauthored Escape from Death Valley and co-edited William Lewis Manly’s Death Valley in ’49.

“One of the finest, most complete, and highly detailed journals of the famous forty-niners ever written. Lorton is a highly intelligent, very astute observer, and at times a brilliant, sensitive, and colorful writer. The editorial comments, footnotes, bibliography, photographs, maps, and illustrations all combine to make this a remarkably thorough study. The research that went into this work is impressive.” Domínguez Escalante Journal Their Expedition through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico in 1776 Translated by Fray Angelico Chavez, edited by Ted J. Warner eBook 978-1-60781-294-4 Paper 978-0-87480-448-5 $14.95 A Winter with the Mormons The 1852 Letters of Jotham Goodel Edited by David L. Bigler Hardcover 978-1-56085-161-5 $24.95

—Richard E. Bennett, professor of church history and doctrine, Brigham Young University

Dutton’s Dirty Diggers

Bertha P. Dutton and the Senior Girl Scout Archaeological Camps in the American Southwest, 1947–1957 Catherine S. Fowler

Traces the life and legacy of anthropologist Bertha Dutton and her work leading the Girl Scouts’ Archaeological Mobile Camps

August 2020, 344 pp., 8 x 9 80 Illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-782-6 Hardcover 978-1-60781-783-3 $74.95 Paper 978-1-60781-781-9 $39.95


Catherine Fowler chronicles a significant yet little-known program for Girl Scouts in post–WWII America. At a time when women were just beginning to enter fields traditionally dominated by men, these two-week camping caravans and archaeological excavations introduced teenage girls not only to the rich cultural and scientific heritage of the American Southwest but to new career possibilities. Dr. Bertha Dutton, curator at the Museum of New Mexico, served as trip leader. While on the road and in camp, Dutton and other experts in anthropology, archaeology, geology, natural history, and more helped the campers appreciate what they were seeing and learning. This book details the history of the program, sharing trip itineraries and selected memories from the nearly three-hundred girls who attended the camps. It also serves as a minibiography and tribute to Bertha Dutton, who, through her knowledge, teaching, and strong persona, provided a role model for these young women, many of whom later pursued careers in anthropology and related fields. Catherine S. Fowler is Foundation Professor of Anthropology Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno, and research associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Her recent publications include Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932–1934, co-authored with Darla Garey-Sage.

“A highly readable account. This work shines a much-needed light on an innovative yet largely forgotten program that helped shape the Girl Scouts’ older-girl program for thirty years.” —Ann Robertson, chair, Archives and History Committee of the Girl Scout Council

Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932–1934 Las Vegas Edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage eBook 978-1-60781-503-7 Paper 978-1-60781-502-0 $50.00s Purple Hummingbird A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Cozer Campbell Claude N. Warren and Joan S. Schneider eBook 978-1-60781-519-8 Paper 978-1-60781-518-1 $19.95

“Nicely balanced between scholarly referencing and writing for a more general audience. The volume is a social history of the Girl Scouts Seniors who participated in Dutton’s decade-long Southwest projects. It brings out the long-underappreciated research and outreach contributions of a prominent female archaeologist.” —Barbara Mills, regents professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona






Household Economy at Wall Ridge A Fourteenth-century Central Plains Farmstead in the Missouri Valley

Edited by Stephen C. Lensink, Joseph A. Tiffany, and Shirley J. Schermer

Uses new analytical and interpretive methods to reveal the daily activities of an ancient household

July 2020, 288 pp., 8.5 x 11 32 color, 86 b/w illustrations, 14 maps eBook 978-1-60781-774-1 Cloth 978-1-60781-773-4 $70.00s


Household Economy at Wall Ridge tells the story of a Native American household that occupied a lodge on the eastern Plains border during the early 1300s AD. Contributors use cutting-edge methods and the site’s unparalleled archaeological record to shed light on the daily technological, subsistence, and dietary aspects of the occupants’ lives. This work represents the first comprehensive study of a prehistoric Central Plains household in over half a century. The research covers archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, dating, ceramics, lithics, bone and shell tools, diet, climate, ecology, and more. The study of plant and animal usage from the lodge stands as a tour de force of analytical methods, including stable isotope data that permit the discovery of dietary items missed by traditional studies. Many of these items have never been reported before from Central Plains sites. The book firmly sets the site’s occupancy at AD 1305, with a margin of error of only a few years. This result, based on high-precision dating methods, exceeds in accuracy all previously dated Plains lodges and provides a temporal backdrop for evaluating household activities. Stephen C. Lensink is associate director of the Office of the State Archaeologist and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa. Shirley J. Schermer is adjunct research associate at the Office of the State Archeologist and former director of the Burials Program for the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa.

Last House at Bridge River The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Household in British Columbia during the Fur Trade Period Anna Marie Prentiss eBook 978-1-60781-544-0 Hardcover 978-1-60781-543-3 $59.00s Chipped Stone Technological Organization Central Place Foraging and Exchange on the Northern Great Plains Craig M. Johnson

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Joseph A. Tiffany is professor emeritus and former executive director of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin– La Crosse.

“This volume advances our understanding of subsistence and economics of a single late-prehistoric Glenwood-phase household. This household occupies a possibly novel ecological setting and agricultural niche in the loess hills bordering the Missouri River Valley of southwest Iowa.” —Marvin Kay, professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas

“All contributions to this work are of the highest order and the authors are particularly gifted for the subject. It is a wonderful case study of economic adaptation by low-food producers.” —Brad Logan, research associate professor emeritus, Kansas State University


A Mountain Mogollon Aggregated Community Tammy Stone

University of Utah Anthropological Papers No. 133

A detailed source of never-before-published data from Point of Pines Pueblo

April 2020, 240 pp., 8.5 x 11 4 Illustrations, 72 maps 2019 eBook 978-1-60781-748-2 Paper 978-1-60781-747-5 $50.00s


Point of Pines Pueblo has long been the center of theoretical debates in southwestern archaeology, yet detailed descriptions of the site have been lacking. Located on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in central Arizona, this large Mountain Mogollon village (about 800 rooms) dates from AD 1200 to 1400. For the first 100 years of occupation it was a multiethnic community and is often referenced in discussions of aggregation, community organization, migration, and ethnic interaction. In Point of Pines Pueblo Tammy Stone details the architectural structures and cultural materials at the site, providing a body of information never before published. From 1947 to 1960, Point of Pines Pueblo was excavated by the University of Arizona field school under the direction of Emil Haury. Data from that work were housed at the Arizona State Museum Archives. Stone draws from those original excavation notes to present detailed descriptions of each architectural structure and extramural feature along with information on the associated artifacts, dated dendrochronology samples, and ethnobotanical samples unearthed at the site. A rich source of raw data, this book will serve as a valuable resource for years to come. Tammy Stone is professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD). She has published extensively on southwestern archaeology. Her previous books include Migration and Ethnicity in Middle-Range Societies: A View from the Southwest (2015).

“A wonderful contribution to southwestern scholarship. Stone has done an excellent job reconstructing rooms and assemblages from field records of variable quality and content.” —Wes Bernardini, professor of anthropology, University of Redlands

Migration and Ethnicity in Middle-Range Societies A View from the Southwest Tammy Stone eBook 978-1-60781-402-3 Hardcover 978-1-60781-401-6 $25.00s Recognizing People in the Prehistoric Southwest Jill E. Neitzel with contributions by Ann L. W. Stodder, Laurie Webster, and Jane H. Hill eBook 978-1-60781-530-3 Hardcover 978-1-60781-529-7 $29.95


Point of Pines Pueblo




Nivaclé Grammar Lyle Campbell, Luis Díaz, Fernando Ángel

An exhaustive treatment of Nivaclé, an indigenous language of the Chaco region

August 2020, 288 pp., 8.5 x 11 3 Illustrations

2019 eBook 978-1-60781-776-5

Cloth 978-1-60781-775-8 $95.00s


This book offers an extensive description of Nivaclé, an indigenous language spoken in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina and Paraguay. Nivaclé’s phonology, morphology, and syntax are complex; the language has no tenses marked on verbs, essentially no prepositions, and a sizable number of lexical suffixes whose content is so concrete they would be expected to be independent words in most other languages. Nivaclé has a unique speech sound, /k͡ l/, known nowhere else. In some locations where it is spoken, multilingual conversations are the norm. These and other rare traits make Nivaclé an especially fascinating language for linguists, with many implications for language typology and linguistic theory. The book is based on dozens of audio and video recordings of narratives and on hundreds of hours of elicitation and analysis with native speakers. Four lengthy texts are included here to demonstrate the language in action. Scholars—whether in anthropology, folklore, geography, history, or language—will find value in the narratives included here and in the insights into Nivaclé life and culture found throughout the book. Lyle Campbell is emeritus professor of linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He has published more than 200 articles and 22 books, including American Indian Languages and Historical Syntax in Cross-linguistics Perspective, which both received the Linguistic Society of America’s Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.

“This book contains the most detailed and informative descriptive study of the Nivaclé language so far and the only one to be found in English. It stands out by its richness of data, its high standards of analysis and presentation, and its exhaustive character. Logically constructed and well organized, it contains all the language data and analysis one could hope for without indulging in unnecessary digressions. The book is well written and reader friendly.” —Willem Adelaar, professor emeritus of Native American Languages, Leiden University

A Historical Grammar of the Maya Language of Yucatan, 1557–2000 Victoria Bricker eBook 978-1-60781-625-6 Hardcover 978-1-60781-624-9 $95.00s A Dictionary of Ch’orti’ Mayan-Spanish-English Kerry Hull eBook 978-1-60781-490-0 Hardcover 978-1-60781-489-4 $80.00s

“This is a great contribution to the literature on Matacoan languages. It completes other work on the language and offers new insights and analyses. It is clearly written and the choice of the orthography of Nivaclé makes it easy to read.” —Jimena Terraza, professor of linguistics, Kiuna College

“The most detailed description of any language of the Gran Chaco. A reference grammar such as this one will be useful to anthropologists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, typological linguists, and indigenous people who want to write teaching materials or teach classes on their languages. It is a groundbreaking contribution.” —Willem J. de Reuse, linguist for The Language Conservancy


Islamic Preaching in the Modern World Edited by Itzchak Weismann and Jamal Malik

The first comprehensive examination of modern Islamic proselytism

June 2020, 325 pp., 6 x 9 19 Illustrations, 4 maps eBook 978-1-60781-746-8 Paper 978-1-60781-745-1 $45.00s


This book provides the first in-depth, wide-scope treatment of da’wa. A term difficult to translate, da’wa covers a semantic field ranging from the call or invitation to Islam, to religious preaching and proselytizing, to the mission and message of Islam. Historically da’wa has been directed outward to nonbelievers, but in modern times it has turned increasingly inward to “straying” Muslims. While the media and many scholars have focused on extremism and militant groups that have raised the banner of jihad, this volume argues that da’wa, not jihad, forms the backbone of modern Islamic politics and religiosity, and that the study of da’wa is essential for understanding contemporary Islamic politics as well as jihadist activity. Contributors represent a variety of approaches and come from a range of academic, religious, and national backgrounds. In these essays, they analyze the major discourses of da’wa, their embodiment in the major Islamic movements of the twentieth century, and their transformation into new forms of activism through the media, the state, and jihadi groups— including al-Qaeda and ISIS—in the twenty-first century. Itzchak Weismann is associate professor of Islamic studies and former director of the Jewish-Arab Center at the University of Haifa. He has published extensively on modern Islamic thought, Islamic movements, Sufism, and interfaith dialogue. Jamal Malik is chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt. He has published widely on Islamic education, religious pluralism, Sufism, and the mobilization of religion.

“A massively complex and well-orchestrated volume. It fulfills the promise of its title, presenting but also critiquing Islamic preaching in the modern world. It has no demons or heroes, but many major figures and influential organizations—including states—that no other authors have combined within one volume.” The Search for God’s Law Islamic Jurisprudence in the Writings of Sayf alDin al-Amidi Bernard G. Weiss eBook 978-1-60781-971-4 Hardcover 978-0-87480-938-1 $75.00s 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

—Bruce Lawrence, author of New Faiths, Old Fears: Muslims & Other Asian Immigrants in American Religious Life

“Weismann and Malik have brought a scattered field of work on da'wa into focus. This collection tips the balance of scholarly and public attention from jihad to da'wa. The Culture of Da'wa makes a clear contribution to understanding contemporary Muslim societies both from without and within. Well written, informative, and well placed.” —Richard C. Martin, author of Islamic Studies: A Twentieth Century Introduction


Culture of Da‘wa




gone bird in the glass hours a poem play

Zachary Asher Foreword by Alberto Ríos

Winner of the 2019 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Zachary Asher’s second collection, gone bird in the glass hours, is a play in verse, featuring seven voices. It begins with a rabbi, bewildered and bent by personal grief, guided and beguiled by elusive Blue Postman into the world of “the glass hours” and its inhabitants. Rooted in magical realism, gone bird in the glass hours experiments with multiple forms from epistles to centos, from fractals to prayers. These poems are brave in their excavations of grief and solace, wonder and rage, collective trauma and, ultimately, transcendence. May 2020, 66 pp., 5.5 x 8.5 eBook 978-1-60781-769-7 Paper 978-1-60781-768-0 $14.95


Zachary Asher is the author of a previous poetry collection, Scarlight (Ravenna Press, 2014). He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University, where he was a founding editor of Nashville Review. Today he lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

“In Zachary Asher’s gone bird in the glass hours it is the grievers who heal the grieving. Here, life is insistent, whether it is a frog in the pulse or a river that refuses to dry up or the days when weeping both rejoices and sorrows. In Asher’s poems, poets and god divide and erase the languages of dark hymns, yet even through the sadness there’s still a joy that can take us back to the time when everyone we loved was still alive. In these poems there’s a way to be winged, a way to hope through the darkness.” —Tracy Brimhall, author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod and Our Lady of the Ruins

Her Mouth as Souvenir Heather June Gibbons eBook 978-1-60781-631-7 Paper 978-1-60781-630-0 $14.95 Catechesis A Postpastoral Lindsay Lusby eBook 978-1-60781-698-0 Paper 978-1-60781-697-3 $14.95

“Like some wandering twenty-first-century Chagall working his magic with words instead of paint, Zachary Asher upends and refreshes the visible world with the balance and grace of an acrobat. Floating and grounded, reverent and irreverent, gone bird in the glass hours is an elegy shot through with ode. Whether limning moments of epiphany or tragedy, ancient Judaic practice or daily ritual in our time of tech, the wonders in this poem play are informed by faith, sharpened by erotic love, and drenched in the color blue, in almost mystical celebration. A not-so-subterranean ode that dwells, above all, in the blue of radiant mystery.” —Sarah Maclay, author of Music for the Black Room and The White Bride

"Zachary Asher writes of 'the accidental / beauty of being alive' in this moving and hybrid Jewish work—a mystic probing, a searchingly literary investigation into the mystery of our transience." —Edward Hirsch, author of Gabriel and The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems


Volume 38

Edited by Mark Matheson The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, were established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 38 features lectures given during the academic year 2018–2019 at the University of Oxford, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the University of Utah, and Harvard University. Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University “From Social Movement to Social Impact: Ending Sexual Harassment” Masha Gessen, Journalist, The New Yorker August 2020, 276 pp., 6 x 9 Hardcover 978-1-60781-777-2 $35.00s

Lecture One: “How We Think about Migration” Lecture Two: “Some Ideas for Talking about Migration” Allan Gibbard, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor “The Intrinsic Reward of a Life” Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013–2017 Lecture One: “Lessons for Dark Times” Lecture Two: “Diplomacy after Darkness”


Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto Lecture One: “Rules For Wrongdoers” Lecture Two: “Combatants And Civilians” Strobe Talbott, Foreign Policy Analyst, Brookings Institution “A President for Dark Times: The Age of Reason Meets the Age of Trump”

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values Volume 37 Edited by Mark Matheson Hardcover 978-1-60781-665-2 $35.00s The Tanner Lectures on Human Values Volume 36 Edited by Mark Matheson Hardcover 978-1-60781-564-8 $35.00s

"I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind. I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behavior and human values. This understanding may be pursued for its own intrinsic worth, but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the quality of personal and social life.” —Obert Clark Tanner


The Tanner Lectures on Human Values



Utah’s Air Quality Issues Problems and Solutions





The Capitol Reef Reader Edited by Stephen Trimble


In The Capitol Reef Reader, awardwinning author and photographer Stephen Trimble collects 160 years worth of writing that captures the spirit of the park and its surrounding landscape in personal narratives, philosophical riffs, and historic and scientific records. The book features nearly fifty writers who have anchored their attention and imagination in Utah’s least-known national park. The bedrock elders of Colorado Plateau literature are here, as are generations of writers who love this land. A visual survey of the park in almost 100 photographs adds another layer to our understanding of this place. Historic images, phots from Trimble’s forty-five years of hiking the park, as well as images from other master visual artists who have worked in Capitol Reef are included. No other book captures the essence of Capitol Reef like this one. 448 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-683-6 Paper 978-1-60781-682-9 $19.95

Hal Crimmel


Utah’s Air Quality Issues

Carbon County, USA

Problems and Solutions

Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West

Edited by Hal Crimmel

Christian Wright

Although Utah is a land of outdoor wonders, the state has a distressing air pollution problem. In some areas like Salt Lake City, geography exacerbates the issue; air quality in the Wasatch Front metropolitan region often ranks among the worst in the nation. Utah’s Air Quality Issues: Problems and Solutions is the first book to tackle the subject. Written by scholars in a variety of fields, including chemical engineering, economics, atmospheric science, health care, law, parks and recreation and public policy, the book provides a one-stop resource on the causes, impacts, and possible solutions to the state’s air quality dilemma. This volume is a must read for anyone wanting to understand Utah’s air pollution problem and what can be done about it.

In this book, Christian Wright explores the complex history of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and coal mining in the West over a fifty-year period of the twentieth century, concentrating on the coal miners of Utah's Carbon and Emery counties. Wright emphasizes their experience during the 1970s, which saw the rise and passing of American workers’ most successful postwar effort to internally reform a major labor organization—the Miners for Democracy movement. Drawing on a variety of primary sources, Wright provides evidence for organized labor’s continuing significance and value while effectively illuminating its mounting frustrations during a relatively recent chapter in the history of Utah and the United States.

390 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-709-3 Paper 978-1-60781-708-6 $39.95

390 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-724-6 Paper 978-1-60781-731-4 $45.00s





Mormons, Moorlands, and the Search for Zion

This is the Plate Utah Food Traditions

Carol Edison, Eric A. Eliason, Lynne S. McNeill

450 pp., 8.5x9.5 eBook 978-1-60781-741-3 Paper 978-1-60781-740-6 $34.95

Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity

Edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Brian M. Hauglid This collaborative volume is the first to study Joseph Smith’s translation projects in their entirety. In this carefully curated collection, experts contribute cutting-edge research and incisive analysis. The chapters explore Smith’s translation projects in focused detail and in broad contexts, as well as in comparison and conversation with one another. Authors approach Smith’s sacred texts historically, textually, linguistically, and literarily to offer a multidisciplinary view. Scrupulous examination of the production and content of Smith’s translations opens new avenues for understanding the foundations of Mormonism, provides insight on aspects of early American religious culture, and helps conceptualize the production and transmission of sacred texts. 440 pp., 7x10 eBook 978-1-60781-739-0 Paper 978-1-60781-738-3 $45.00s Hardcover 978-1-60781-743-7 $70.00s

Clogs and Shawls Mormons, Moorlands, and the Search for Zion Ann Chamberlin In this revealing family memoir, best-selling author Ann Chamberlin explores the history of her Mormon grandmother Frances Lyda and her seven sisters who grew up desperately poor in Bradford, Yorkshire, in the early years of the twentieth century. Chamberlin’s narrative follows these eight daughters of Mary Jane Jones and Ralph Robinson Whitaker, a remarkably gifted yet poor and blind piano tuner. All gifted and strong individuals in their own right, many of the Whitaker sisters overcame long odds and incredible hardships to carry on and prosper in Salt Lake City. Chamberlin interviewed her grandmother and six of her surviving great-aunts for Clogs and Shawls, the relatives who had made their way to Mormon Zion. She weaves novelistic passages with their first-person narratives to create a singular work of oral immigrant family history that is both lively and revealing. 375 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-737-6 Paper 978-1-60781-736-9 $24.95


The first book-length treatment of Utah’s distinctive food heritage, this volume contains work by more than sixty subject-matter experts. Utah’s food history is traced from precontact Native American times through the arrival of Mormon pioneers, miners, farmers, and other immigrants to today’s moment of “foodie” creativity, craft beers, and “fast-casual” restaurant-chain development. Contributors also explore the historical and cultural background for scores of foodrelated tools, techniques, dishes, traditions, festivals, and distinctive ingredients from the state’s religious, regional, and ethnic communities as well as Utah-based companies. Iconic items like Jell-O salads, funeral potatoes, fry sauce, and the distinctive “Utah scone” are discussed. Features 147 images and many recipes.

Producing Ancient Scripture



Thunder Go North The Hunt for Sir Francis Drake’s Fair & Good Bay

The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey


North America’s Galapagos

The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey


Corinne Heyning Laverty The thirty-three men and women who set out to explore the Channel Islands hoped to make numerous discoveries that would go down in history and help make them famous. More than eighty years ago, a lack of funds and dearth of qualified personnel dogged the pre-WWII expeditions, but after America entered the war and the researchers were stranded on one of the islands the survey was aborted. Their work was left for future scientists to complete. This untold saga of adventure, discovery, and disappointment is juxtaposed against the fresh successes of a new generation of Channel Island scholars. 384 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-730-7 Paper 978-1-60781-729-1 $29.95

Thunder Go North The Hunt for Sir Francis Drake’s Fair and Good Bay Melissa Darby Thunder Go North looks at the mysteries surrounding Drake’s famous voyage and summer sojourn in this bay. Comparing Drake’s observations of the Natives’ houses, dress, foods, language, and lifeways with ethnographic material collected by early anthropologists, Melissa Darby makes a compelling case that Drake and his crew landed not in California but on the Oregon coast. She also uncovers the details of how an early twentieth-century hoax succeeded in maintaining the California landing theory and silencing contrary evidence. Presented here in an engaging narrative, Darby’s research beckons for history to be rewritten. 384 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-726-0 Paper 978-1-60781-725-3 $24.95

Alone on the Colorado Harold H. Leich Harold Leich set out on a westward journey in the summer of 1933. His travel narrative details his river trip down the Yellowstone River and the first descent by boat of the upper Colorado River from Grand Lake, Colorado, through Cataract Canyon, Utah. He was the first to push through this entire upper section, running rapids that had never known a paddle, rebuilding his kayak along the riverbanks, camping rough, and meeting ranchers and railroad workers in these remote regions. Leich’s sudden change of fortune in Cataract Canyon, in the most isolated part of Utah, and his soul searching as he worked his way out of a perilous situation, will speak to anyone who has ventured beyond roads and trails and faced potential tragedy alone. 240 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-677-5 Paper 978-1-60781-676-8 $19.95



Landforms, Trees, and Vegetation

The Prehistory of Morro Bay Central California’s Overlooked Estuary Terry L. Jones, Deborah A. Jones, William R. Hildebrandt, Kacey Hadick, and Patricia Mikkelsen


The Prehistory of Morro Bay Central California’s Overlooked Estuary

Morro Bay is one of more than thirty major estuaries where prehistoric people thrived along the California coast, yet for much of the twentieth century these systems were deemed insignificant within the broader outline of New World prehistory. Recent research, however, has shown that estuaries were magnets for human occupation as early as 10,000 years ago. This book combines archaeological data from large-scale excavations completed between 2003 and 2014 with other studies from Morro Bay to reveal a heretofore overlooked yet remarkable history of cultural change and adaptation. Over the last 8,000 years, as the bay evolved toward its current configuration, inhabitants endured earthquake and drought, regularly adjusting their settlement practices but continuing to fish and collect shellfish. Their populations slowly grew against a backdrop of extreme resource diversity and diachronic habitat variation, ultimately leaving behind evidence of a unique human-estuary ecological saga. 4336 pp., 8.5x11 eBook 978-1-60781-707-9 Paper 978-1-60781-706-2 $45.00s

Nevada Mountains

Landforms, Trees, and Vegetation David A. Charlet Nevada is one of the most mountainous states in the U.S., yet mapping out exactly where one range begins and another ends has never been done—until now. In this volume David Charlet provides maps and descriptions for all 319 mountain ranges in the state. Divided into three parts, the book presents a simple system recognizing the primary landscape features of Nevada. Part I describes the methods used to define the boundaries of the ranges and divides the state into meaningful landforms. Part II describes the ecological life zones and their vegetation types. Part III describes the individual mountain ranges. Each mountain range entry contains a descriptive narrative and a data summary that includes the county or counties in which the range occurs, whether the author has visited and collected plants there, the highest point, the base elevation, a brief discussion of the geology, any historic settlements or post offices located in the range, the distribution of life zones, and a list of all conifers and flowering trees. 432 pp., 8.5x11 eBook 978-1-60781-728-4 Paper 978-1-60781-727-7 $75.00s

Symbolism and Folk Imagery in Early Egyptian Political Caricatures The Wafd Election Campaign, 1920–1923

Byron D. Cannon Foreword by Samir Toubassy


Terry L. Jones, Deborah A. Jones, William Hildebrandt, Kacey Hadick, and Patricia Mikkelsen

D AV I D A . C H A R L E T

This book explores the complex meaning and significance of caricature art drawn to support the ascendant Egyptian Wafd political party and its push for independence from British colonial control. The works of previously neglected Egyptian lithographers are also explored, especially those who adopted sophisticated European techniques while experimenting with a variety of new styles during a remarkable period in Egyptian history. Caricature art by Wafd party artists was almost sui generis. It is distinguished especially by its sincere use of iconic, folkloric imagery, intended to rally nationalistic sentiments among an emerging Egyptian electorate that included many nonliterate citizens. Cannon’s search reveals an influential yet largely forgotten artistic movement in Egypt, one that deserves recognition for its contribution to Egypt’s share of modern Middle East cultural history. Includes 68 full color reproductions. 248 pp., 7x10 eBook 978-1-60781-700-0 Paper 978-1-60781-699-7 $45.00s



One Voice Rising

The Life of Clifford Duncan Clifford Duncan with Linda Sillitoe Photographs by George Janacek Foreword by Forest Cuch


One Voice Rising is a memoir by a Ute healer, historian, and elder as told to Anglo writer, Linda Sillitoe. Clifford Duncan (1933–2014) was a tribal official and medicine man, a museum director, a trained lay archaeologist, an artist, a U.S. army veteran, and a leader in the Native American Church. In this text Duncan covers personal and tribal history during a crucial period in the tribe’s development. His discussions with Sillitoe offer a unique look at individual and societal issues, including the Native American Church, powwows and tribal celebrations, and interactions with the larger world. George Janecek’s intimate photographs of Clifford Duncan and his world expand the impact of Duncan’s words. Includes 100 images. 288 pp., 8.5x9 eBook 978-1-60781-687-4 Paper 978-1-60781-703-1 $29.95 Hardcover 978-1-60781-686-7 $49.95

Being and Becoming Ute The Story of an American Indian People Sondra G. Jones Sondra Jones traces the metamorphosis of the Ute people into sovereign nations. Jones emphasizes how the Utes adapted over four centuries and details events, conflicts, trade, and social interactions with non-Utes and non-Indians and examines the effects of both boarding and public school education; colonial wars and commerce with Hispanic and American settlers; modern world wars and other international conflicts; battles over federally instigated termination, tribal identity, and membership; and the development of economic enterprises and political power. The book also explores the concerns of the modern Ute world, including social and medical issues, transformed religion, and the fight to perpetuate Ute identity in the twenty-first century. 624 pp., 7x10 eBook 978-1-60781-658-4 Hardcover 978-1-60781-666-9 $70.00s Paper 978-1-60781-657-7 $24.95

Essays on American Indian and Mormon History Edited by P. Jane Hafen and Brenden W. Rensink This collection of essays, many the result of a seminar hosted by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, explores the historical and cultural complexities of this narrative from a decolonizing perspective. Essays cover the historical construction of the “Lamanite,” settler colonialism and the Book of Mormon, and connections between the Seneca leader Handsome Lake and Joseph Smith. Authors also address American Indian Mormon tribal identities, Navajo and Mormon participation at the dedication of Glen Canyon Dam, the impact of Mormon Polynesian missionaries in Diné Bikéyah, the ISPP, and other topics. Prominent American Indian Mormon voices lend their creative work and personal experiences to the book. 440 pp., 6x9 eBook 978-1-60781-691-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-690-4 $45.00s




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