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Sun Chief : the autobiography of a Hopi Indian

Author: Don C Talayesva; Leo W Simmons
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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First published in 1942, this autobiography of Hopi Chief Don Talayesva offers an insider view on Hopi society. It also includes a foreword that situates the book within contemporary Hopi studies,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Don C Talayesva; Don C Talayesva
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don C Talayesva; Leo W Simmons
ISBN: 9780300191035 0300191030
OCLC Number: 853505742
Description: xxviii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Twins twisted into one --
2. Childhood crises and early memories --
3. Learning to live --
4. Mischief and discipline --
5. School on the reservation --
6. School off the reservation --
7. The return to Hopiland --
8. The making of a man --
9. Clowning and the Bean Ceremony --
10. Magic and marriage --
11. Subsistence in the desert --
12. Prosperity in family life --
13. Changes in family life --
14. New crises --
15. Life goes on.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Don C. Talayesva ; edited by Leo W. Simmons ; foreword to the second edition by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert ; foreword to the first edition by Robert V. Hine.

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"Sun Chief is one of the great ethnographic autobiographies of Native American studies. Don Talayesva's story is dramatic, humorous and insightful. This second edition contains a foreword written by Read more...

 
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