Wisdom Sits In Places


Author:
Basso, Keith H.
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Apache, Southwest
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
171
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press

Price:
Sale price$52.50

Description

Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache by anthropologist Keith Basso examines the cultural integrity and historical significance of Western Apache naming of geographic places. Through the language and oral tradition of the Cibecue Apaches the author offers an accessible overview of the meaning of names and locations of historical events in the Western Apache world. With the assistance of several Apache informants, Basso recounts the significance of naming springs, hills, meadows, outcroppings, and other landscape features and how these names and oral traditions reflect the deep cultural knowledge and wisdom of the people.

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