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Through Our Unknown Southwest   By: (1871-1936)

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[Illustration: Montezuma's Castle, the ruined cliff dwelling on Beaver Creek between the Coconino and Prescott National Forests, Arizona]

THROUGH OUR UNKNOWN SOUTHWEST

THE WONDERLAND OF THE UNITED STATES LITTLE KNOWN AND UNAPPRECIATED THE HOME OF THE CLIFF DWELLER AND THE HOPI, THE FOREST RANGER AND THE NAVAJO, THE LURE OF THE PAINTED DESERT

BY

AGNES C. LAUT

Author of The Conquest of the Great Northwest , Lords of the North and Freebooters of the Wilderness

NEW YORK McBRIDE, NAST & COMPANY 1913

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY MCBRIDE, NAST & CO.

Second Printing October, 1913

Published May, 1913

CONTENTS

PAGE INTRODUCTION i

I THE NATIONAL FORESTS 1

II NATIONAL FORESTS OF THE SOUTHWEST 22

III THROUGH THE PECOS FORESTS 44

IV THE CITY OF THE DEAD 60

V THE ENCHANTED MESA OF ACOMA 78

VI ACROSS THE PAINTED DESERT 100

VII ACROSS THE PAINTED DESERT ( continued ) 116

VIII GRAND CAÑON AND THE PETRIFIED FORESTS 137

IX THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE OF SANTA FE 153

X THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE ( continued ) 169

XI TAOS, THE PROMISED LAND 183

XII TAOS, THE MOST ANCIENT CITY IN AMERICA 196

XIII SAN ANTONIO, THE CAIRO OF AMERICA 214

XIV CASA GRANDE AND THE GILA 226

XV SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION 251

THE ILLUSTRATIONS

Cliff dwelling ruins, known as Montezuma Castle, Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

South House of Frijoles Cañon ii

Indian woman making pottery xii

Indian girl of Isleta, N. M. xx

One way of entering the desert 4

In the Coconino Forest of Arizona 14

Forest ranger fighting a ground fire with his blanket 22

Pueblo boys at play 34

Chili peppers drying outside pueblo dwelling 46

Los Pueblos, Taos, N. M. 56

Entrance to a cliff dwelling 64

Ruins of Frijoles Cañon 74

A Hopi wooing 80

A Hopi weaver 86

A shy little Hopi maid 92

At the water hole on the outskirts of Laguna 96

A handsome Navajo boy 106

The Pueblo of Walpi 122

The Grand Cañon 140

The Governor's Palace at Santa Fe 154

A pool in the Painted Desert 160

Street in Santa Fe 166

Ancient adobe gateway 172

San Ildefonso 180

Taos 188

Over the roofs of Taos 198

A metal worker of Taos 208

A mud house of the Southwest 220

The enchanted Mesa of Acoma 230

Navajo crossing mesa 246

At the Mission of San Xavier 254

A Moki City on a mesa 262

THROUGH OUR UNKNOWN SOUTHWEST

INTRODUCTION

I am sitting in the doorway of a house of the Stone Age neolithic, paleolithic, troglodytic man with a roofless city of the dead lying in the valley below and the eagles circling with lonely cries along the yawning caverns of the cliff face above... Continue reading book >>




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