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Author McPherson, Robert S., 1947- author

Title Both sides of the bullpen : Navajo trade and posts / Robert S. McPherson
Published Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 353 pages)
Contents Of songs, prayers, and spirit: Navajo relationships and property concepts -- Setting the stage: traditional trading practices -- Thinking about architecture: Navajo values in the home and at the post -- Building bonds, trading goods: the Navajo post experience -- Standing behind the counter: the qualifications and qualities of a trader -- Exchanging wealth: stock and livestock -- Weaving a lifestyle: rugs and pawn -- Social life at the posts: ladies, law, and laughter -- Beginning relationships: early posts along the San Juan, 1878-1900 -- A different view at the posts: Ute and Navajo trade, 1880-1940 -- Posts as economic exciters: the heyday of Navajo trade, 1900-1935 -- The end of an era: boom, bust, and livestock reduction, 1920-1940 -- Epilogue: post trading post
Summary "Examines how Navajo culture shaped and defined practices at trading posts between 1880 and 1940 in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado."--Proviede by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 11, 2017)
Subject Indian traders -- Colorado -- History
Indian traders -- Utah -- History
Navajo Indians -- Commerce
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs
Navajo Indians -- Four Corners Region -- History
Trading posts -- Colorado -- History
Trading posts -- Four Corners Region -- History
Trading posts -- Utah -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Indian traders.
Navajo Indians -- Commerce.
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs.
Navajo Indians.
Trading posts.
Four Corners Region -- Commerce
Four Corners Region -- History
United States -- Four Corners Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0806159405 (electronic bk.)
9780806159409 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Navajo trade and posts