A Swallow Press Book
By Frank Waters
Masked Gods is a vast book, a challenging and profoundly original account of the history, legends, and ceremonialism of the Navajo and Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. Following a brief but vivid history of the two tribes through the centuries of conquest, the book turns inward to the meaning of Native American legends and ritual—Navajo songs, Pueblo dances, Zuni kachina ceremonies. Enduring still, these rituals and ceremonies express a view of life, of man’s place in the creation, which is compared with Taoism and Buddhism—and with the aggressive individualism of the Western world.
Frank Waters (1902–1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty-eight works of fiction and nonfiction. More info →
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Release date: January 1950
432 pages · 6 × 9 in.
Denver in Slices
A Historical Guide to the City
By Louisa Ward Arps
· Foreword by Thomas J. Noel
The Old West has been viewed from many perspectives, from the scornful to the uncritically romantic. But seldom has it been treated with the honest nostalgia of the wonderful accounts and pictures gathered in Denver in Slices.Ohio University Press/Swallow Press is proud to reissue this Western classic, which includes a brief survey of all Denver history, some slices depicting the most fascinating places and characters.
Travel - West · American History, West · Colorado · Western Americana
The Ceremonialism of a Native Indian Tribe and Its Cultural Background
By James H. Howard
Comprehensive account of Shawnee culture including musical notations of Shawnee songs, maps, and heirloom photographs.
Native American Studies · Ohio · Ohio and Regional · History · Midwest · United States · North America · Americas
The Man Who Killed the Deer
A Novel of Pueblo Indian Life
By Frank Waters
The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption, and of the conflict between Indian and white laws; written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Native American values.
Fiction | Indigenous · Fiction · Literature · Western Americana · Western and Pacific States