The Sandpaintings of the Kayenta Navaho: An analysis of the Louisa Wade Wetherill Collection

The Sandpaintings of the Kayenta Navaho: An analysis of the Louisa Wade Wetherill Collection

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Author: Wyman, Leland Clifton (1897-1988) from the library of Dr Edwin N Ferdon, Jr

Year: 1952

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albuquerque

Description:

121 pages with 49 figures. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. University of New Mexico Publications in Anthropology number seven. From the library of Dr Edwin N Ferdon, Jr. First edition.

A collection of 60 different Navaho sand-paintings designs was assembled between 1906-1918 by the late Mrs Louisa Wade Wetherill of Kayenta. It is one of three major collections of such reproductions actually made by Navahos, and the only one from the Marsh Pass-Mounument Valley region. In this bulletin, Wyman has collated information from Mrs Wetherill's notes and other sources of data on each Navaho chant or ceremonial involving sand paintings.

Edwin N Ferdon Jr, is Lecturer Emeritus in Anthropology. Received his BA, 1937, University of New Mexico and MA, 1942, University of Southern California. He worked with Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian explorer, anthropologist and author.

Condition:

Dr Ferdon's name on front wrapper, corners bumped else a very good copy.


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