Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest: Their Myths, Legends, Fiestas, and Ceremonies, with some Accounts of the Indian Tribes and their Dances; and of the Penitentes

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Author: Forest, Earle Robert (1883-1969) inscribed by Arthur H Clark

Year: 1929

Publisher: The Arthur H Clark Company

Place: Cleveland

386 pages with frontispiece, plates, folding map, appendix, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed by the Publisher''s Arthur H Clark. First edition.

Earle Forrest received a B.S. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1908, although he later said it was a mystery how he graduated since he was away so much. He then went on to study forestry at the University of Washington from 1908 to 1909. In April of 1914 Forrest got a temporary job at the Washington Record, a newspaper that was just starting up at the time. The temporary position turned into a lifelong career for Forrest who worked in the newspaper business the rest of his life. In addition to court work Forrest was a feature writer specializing in historical subjects. In 1925 the editor of the Reporter suggested that Forrest write a daily column of news gathered from the old files. He was a nationally known author of books on the Old West publishing six fiction and non-fiction works related to the southwest. For many years Forrest was a member of the Washington County Historical Society and in 1947 he became president, holding the office until 1951 when he retired. This carefully researched work on the Southwest and its Native American tribes, with 32 photographic plates featuring views of the Southwest was accomplished this work through 25 years of careful research in the Southwest. He traveled extensively, methodically visiting different Native American tribes, seeking out historic ruins, and sorting out fact from myth. The result of his efforts is this book, in which Forrest traces the myths, legends, fiestas, and ceremonies of the Southwest. Published the same year as a signed limited edition of only 100 copies.


Inscribed on front end paper. Stain to cover, corners bumped, corners and spine ends rubbed else about very good.

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