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Wide ruins : memories from a Navajo trading post

Author: Sallie R Wagner; Albuquerque Museum.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Newlyweds Sallie Wagner and Bill Lippincott came to the Navajo Reservation in 1938. Before they knew it, they owned a trading post at Wide Ruins, Arizona. The years they spent there were the best of their lives, and this lively, honest memoir recalls them in detaIl. Trading post life combined business with the kinds of experiences generally associated with anthropological field work. Like many traders, Sallie Wagner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagner, Sallie R.
Wide ruins.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605549711
Named Person: Sallie R Wagner; Sallie R Wagner
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sallie R Wagner; Albuquerque Museum.
ISBN: 0826318053 9780826318053
OCLC Number: 35723644
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Albuquerque Museum."
Includes index.
Description: xii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A business unto itself --
Under the cottonwoods --
Bad roads and worse --
Rugs for trade or cash --
Visitors expected and unexpected --
Between Gallup and Chambers --
A day at the trading post --
Christmas at Wide Ruins --
Joe and Jimmy Toddy --
Witchcraft --
After the war.
Responsibility: Sallie Wagner ; foreword by Edward T. Hall.

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