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Ácoma: Pueblo in the Sky

Revised Edition

Ward Alan Minge

The only official history of the Sky City sanctioned by the tribal council, Acoma: Pueblo in the Sky chronicles the social, economic, and political history of the Acoma
tribe. For centuries the people of Acoma have endured newcomers on the New Mexican plains who often came at once to marvel at, and manipulate, the Acoma way of life. Through the advent of rival tribes, the Spanish, and the
thousands of tourists who now visit Sky City every year, the Acomas have weathered years of such intrusions.

Drawing on tribal documents, Minge traces the evolution of the pueblo and explores the ongoing struggle of the Acomas to preserve their traditions. He pays particular attention to the problems that beset the nation during the twentieth century and demonstrates how, through their successful efforts to regain lost lands, the development of their economy, and the creation of their own social-service programs, they have persevered.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Ward Alan Minge received his M.A. from the University of the Americas, Cholula, Mexico, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico.

ACCLAIM

"A useful book, not only for readers interested in Acoma history, but also for those who want to get something of the flavor of Pueblo Indian life."

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7.5 x 10 in. 264 pages 25 color plates., 27 halftones, 1 maps