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Author Nabokov, Peter, author.

Title How the world moves : the odyssey of an American Indian family / Peter Nabokov.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.0497 NAB    In Transit
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    973.0497 NAB    Available
Description 550 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-533) and index.
Contents Day Break (1846-80) -- Edward Hunt (1880-1918) -- Big Snake (1918-30) -- Dad Hunt (1930-2007).
Summary "A compelling portrait of cultural transition and assimilation via the saga of one Acoma Pueblo Indian family. Born in 1861 in New Mexico's Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt lived a tribal life almost unchanged for centuries. But after attending government schools he broke with his people's ancient codes to become a shopkeeper and controversial broker between Indian and white worlds. As a Wild West Show Indian he traveled in Europe with his family, and saw his sons become silversmiths, painters, and consultants on Indian Lore. In 1928, in a life-culminating experience, he recited his version of the origin myth of Acoma Pueblo to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Nabokov narrates the fascinating story of Hunt's life within a multicultural and historical context. Chronicling Pueblo Indian life and Anglo/Indian relations over the last century and a half, he explores how this entrepreneurial family capitalized on the nation's passion for Indian culture. In this rich book, Nabokov dramatizes how the Hunts, like immigrants throughout history, faced anguishing decisions over staying put or striking out for economic independence, and experienced the pivotal passage from tradition to modernity."--provided by publisher.
Subject Hunt, Edward Proctor, 1861-1948.
Hunt family.
Pueblo Indians -- History -- 19th century.
Pueblo Indians -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780670024889 (hardback)
0670024880 (hardback)

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