Navaho Trading Days

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Author: Hegemann, Elizabeth Compton (1897-1962)

Year: 1963

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albuquerque


xi+388 pages with 318 photographs including frontispiece. Quarto (10 3/4" x 8 1 1/4") issued in beige with red lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition.

Elizabeth Hegemann, born in Cincinnati in 1897, was an accomplished photographer and a woman who enjoyed adventure. These qualities along with her marriage to an Indian trader and living most of her adult life in Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico allowed her to leave a significant record of the Southwest's American Indians during the 1920s and 1930s. Hegemann's photographs document interaction between Anglos and Indians, ceremonial dances, trading post life, and archaeological monuments that have been altered by time. Her text recounts her travels around Navaho country, especially the northeastern portion of the Reservation. She comments on her meetings with John Galsworthy, Charles F Lummis, William Randolph Hearst, and Will Rogers.


Previous owner's gift inscription on half title. Jacket soiled, edges chipped, spine ends chipped and taped, fold over edges rubbed, price clipped. Very good in a better than good dust jacket.

SOLD 2020

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