Pueblos of the Rio Grande

Item No: 26266

$ 15.95

  • Pueblos of the Rio Grande is an authoritative and colorful traveler’s guide to the nineteen Pueblos of New Mexico. Written in consultation with Pueblo community elders, this book celebrates the cultural diversity and enduring values of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, Taos, Tesuque, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Sandia, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santa Domingo, Zia and Zuni. An essential guide for anyone enchanted by the beauty, culture and history of New Mexico.

    • Author: Daniel Gibson
    • Paperback 112 pages
    • Publisher: Rio Nuevo (January 2002)
    • ISBN-10: 1887896260
    • Product Dimensions: 0.4” x 6.9” x 9.8”
  • Daniel Gibson was born in 1954 and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At age 16, he embarked on a year and a half trans-Pacific sailing voyage in the production of a major 35-mm documentary film, Cutting Loose (Cinema Center Films, producer/director James Lipscomb), and book by the same name (Little, Brown), which included some of his writing. He then studied journalism and photography at the University of New Mexico, graduating with a BA in 1979. He worked for several years as arts editor and a general reporter for the Albuquerque News, then served for almost four years as a Public Information Officer III for the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe. He has since worked as a freelance writer and editor for local, regional and national publications, including the NY Times, LA Times, American Way, The World & I, Outside, Sierra, ARTnews, Animals, Ski, Powder, Diversion, the Santa Fean (28 cover stories), Cowboys & Indians, New Mexico Magazine, Southwest Art and Indian Artist. He served as editor of Native Peoples magazine—the world's leading journal on contemporary American Indian arts, culture and life—from 2001-2013. Gibson has written four major guidebooks, including Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide (Dec. 2001, Rio Nuevo Publishing, winner of the 2002 ForeWord magazine Gold Award for small/university presses for best travel book), American Southwest (May 1999, John Muir/Avalon, eds. 2 & 3), New Mexico (May 1998, John Muir Publications/Avalon), and Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Southwest (May 2000, St. Martin's). He is also the author of the large-format book Kevin Red Star: Crow Indian Artist, being published in September 2014 by Gibbs Smith, with photography by Kitty Leaken. For four years he served as an environmental and natural history columnist for the Santa Fe Reporter, and has written a weekly snow sports column—“Snow Trax"—for 20 years that currently runs in the Santa Fe New Mexican. He also served for almost three years as the president of PEN New Mexico. He lives in Santa Fe, where he co-parented a son and daughter, and is married to photographer Kitty Leaken.
  • Cultural identity and artistry are vividly expressed by skilled Pueblo potters, silversmiths, fetish carvers, basket makers, and painters, whose finest works are highly sought-after by discerning art buyers worldwide. Daniel Gibson provides first-time visitors and experienced Indian art collectors alike with a wealth of trip-planning information, including the arts and crafts traditions distinct to each Pueblo, annual celebrations open to the public, proper etiquette and attire, and photography restrictions.
  • At Shumakolowa we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find books that celebrate Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of books has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
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