Title: Navaho Trading Days
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1966
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition
388pp. Frontispiece, 316 additional reproductions of black-and-white portraits and other photographs, double-page photographic endpapers. Bibliography. Author was an avid collector of Spanish Colonial and Native American crafts and an ardent amateur photographer. Her Navaho photographs, taken in the 1920s and 30s, offer a unique pictorial record of the American Southwest in the early decades of this century. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 006561
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.
From the Inside Flap: A collection of photographs and first-hand observations of life among the Navaho and Hopi in the early 20th century. "A most valuable historical resource."- American Indian Quarterly
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