The Resource Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach

Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach

Label
Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land
Title
Explorers in Eden
Title remainder
Pueblo Indians and the promised land
Statement of responsibility
Jerold S. Auerbach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the pueblos of the Southwest frequently inspired Anglo-American visitors to express their sense of wonder and enchantment in biblical references. Frank Hamilton Cushing's first account of Zuni pueblo described a setting that looked like 'The Pools of Palestine'. Drawn to the Southwest, Mabel Dodge imagined "a garden of Eden, inhabited by an unfallen tribe of men and women." There she was attracted to Tony Luhan, a Taos Indian who looked "like a Biblical figure." When historian Jerold Auerbach first saw Edward S Curtis's early twentieth-century photograph 'Taos Water Girls, ' he realised that "here, indeed, was the biblical Rebecca, relocated to New Mexico from ancient Haran, where Abraham's faithful servant had journeyed to find a suitable wife for Isaac. Rebecca with her water pitcher is as familiar a biblical icon as Noah and his ark or Moses with the stone tablets. Curtis had recast her as the archetypal Pueblo maiden." The book uncovers an intriguing array of diaries, letters, memoirs, photographs, paintings, postcards, advertisements, anthropological field studies, and scholarly monographs. They reveal how Anglo-Americans disenchanted with modern urban industrial society developed a deep and rich fascination with pueblo culture through their biblical associations
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
978.9/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.P9
LC item number
A84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Explorers in Eden : Pueblo Indians and the promised land, Jerold S. Auerbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-195) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: American holy land -- Cushing in Zuni -- Visitors and visions -- Representing the Southwest -- Salon in Taos -- Papa Franz's family -- Feminist utopia -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn607789337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826339478
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780826339454
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26275533
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607789337
  • pebcs082633945X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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