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1601 or "A FIRESIDE CONVERSATION IN YE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH". by Mark Twain.
A strange piece by Samuel Clemens. Risque and vulgar, but historic. Facsimile of 1934 edition. Written in Elizabethan English, Twain describes a conversation of topics generally taboo. Twain observed about his work "if there is a decent word findable in it, it is because I overlooked it." Illustrated with a few raucous drawings, 28 pages.
Inventory = 14. ISBN: 0-86541-025-9.Order #: FILT3265 paper$3.95.
AMONG THE APACHES.
by Frederick Schwatka.
Apaches in 1870s: dwellings, medicine men, runners, war dress, weapons, leaders of this Southwestern tribe. Originally published in Century Magazine for 1887. 30 illustrations, 30 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-910584-35-4. Order #: FILT4574 paper$4.00.
BENT'S FORT: crossroads of cultures on the Santa Fe Trail. by Mel Bacon & Daniel Blegen.
Personal accounts highlight the life of this important trading center on the Santa Fe Trail, where U.S., Mexican, and Indian cultures mingled for trading at a key time in American History. Includes restoration of the fort.. Color illustrations, 72 pages. Grades 4-7.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-062-3. 1995. Order #: FILT5882 paper$12.95.
BLONDE CHICANA BRIDE'S MEXICAN COOKBOOK. by Helen C. Keen.
The Gringo's guide to Mexican food from chile to coffee, from bread to beer. Recipes for enchiladas, sopapillas, huevos, pan, frijoles, guacamole, and more. Ideas for lowering the fat content of Mexican foods. Newer edition of earlier book by Duran. 61 pages, illustrated with historical engravings.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-031-3.Order #: FILT3781 paper$5.95.
BLONDE CHICANA BRIDE'S MEXICAN COOKBOOK. by Helen C. Keen.
The Gringo's guide to Mexican food from chile to coffee, from bread to beer. Recipes for enchiladas, sopapillas, huevos, pan, frijoles, guacamole, and more. Ideas for lowering the fat content of Mexican foods. Newer edition of earlier book by Duran. 55 pages, illustrated with historical engravings.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: 0-910584-96-6.Order #: FILT0457 paper$4.95.
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).
Facsimile of 1875 edition of Clemens' hilarious story "rescued" from a translation into French. The 1875 edition of Mark Twain's tale of Jim Smiley and his jumping frog. 32 pages, illustrated. Out of print this centennial edition.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-910584-02-9.Order #: FILT4512 paper$5.50.
CLASS ACTS: stories from Emily Griffith
Opportunity School. Carolyn Brink.
Inspiring stories of success by people who attended the famous school. 160 pages, illus.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 98-0-86541-079-4.Order #: FILT8570 paper$12.95.
COYOTE AND THE FISH.
by Lorna Garrod.
Indian trickster story about how the rainbow trout got its rainbow color--by outsmarting coyote. Presented in simple story fashion; entertaining for both adult and youth fishers who know the colorful rainbow trout. 36 pages, 17 Mimbres style illustrations
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-86541-029-1. 1993. Order #: FILT0210 paper$4.00.
CRIPPLE CREEK CONFLAGRATIONS. Dr. Lester L. Williams.
How the mining town of Cripple Creek suffered two devastating fires in 1896, each doing more than $1,000,000 damage. Remarkably, the two fires occurred just four days apart. Author Dr. Lester L. Williams was a physician, safety expert, and "fire buff". Illus., 52 pp.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-028-2. Order #: FILT5880 paper$4.00.
DOC SUSIE: mountain doctor. Griffith.
Country doctor in Grand County for more than 40 years beginning in 1909. For grades 3-5.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-108-1. Order #: FILT8577 paper$8.95.
ENOS MILLS: Rocky Mountain naturalist (1870-1922). John Stansfield.
Enos Mills was a sickly boy who grew into a robust, busy man. He was a naturalist, an author, a national park advocate, a public speaker, a photographer, a businessman, a mountaineer and adventurer, a miner, and a conservationist. The father of Rocky Mountain National Park. Mills's abiding belief was that appreciation of and exposure to nature were essential to the well being of an individual and a nation. --from the Introduction.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-086541-072-5.Order #: FILT5264 paper$8.95.
FIELD MOUSE GOES TO WAR: a bilingual tale. by Edward A. Kennard and Albert Yava. Illustrated by Fred Kabotie.
Can the little field mouse outwit the hawk that is stealing chickens from the People? This traditional Hopi tale was originally published in 1944 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The drawings are by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie who was born at the turn of the century on the Second Mesa. Kabotie was commissioned by the Museum of the American Indian in New York to record authentic native dances and by the Fred Harvey Company to decorate the Indian Tower on the south Rim of the Grand Canyon. The book is in English and phonetic Hopi. Contains pronunciation guide.74 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-046-1.Order #: FILT5265 paper$10.95.
FIRST GOVERNOR, FIRST LADY--John and Eliza Routt of Colorado. Joyce B. Lohse.
A dual biography of Colorado’s first governor John L. Routt and his wife, Eliza. The Routts came to Colorado when John was appointed territorial governor. They stayed for the rest of their lives. John was elected governor twice and served one term as Denver’s mayor. Their story is the exciting story of early days of Colorado statehood. Foreword by former Governor Richard Lamm. 192 pages. Illustrated with maps and photographs. 2003 EVVY Award Winner. First Governor, First Lady was awarded the Best Biography awarded by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-063-3. Order #: FILT4222 paper$7.50.
FOX GRAPES: Cherokee verse. by Joan Shaddox Isom.
Cherokee verse from Oklahoma. Author grew up in hills of eastern part of the state and is of Cherokee descent, giving her a consuming interest in the Native American--culture, myths, legends, and spiritualism. In her poems she writes about her heritage--the plains, the hills, the people. Illustrated by the author, 48 pages.
Inventory=36. ISBN: 0-910584-45-1.Order #: FILT0456 paper$3.95.
FRONTIER TYPES and IN COWBOY LAND. by Theodore Roosevelt. Illustrated by Frederic Remington.
Roosevelt's own account of his time as a ranch hand in 1890s Dakota Territory, first published in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Introduces characters known before he became president: starving fur trappers, hard-working cowboys, rustlers, black-mailing claim jumpers, gunfighters, irregular constable and preacher. 44 pages, illustrated.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-86541-041-0.Order #: FILT5543 paper$5.95.
GUS'S CABIN KITCHEN: healthy cooking inspired by Colorado's great outdoors. by Gus Mircos and Gennaro DeSantis.
Traditional recipes plus low-fat recipes for elk, deer, game birds, trout, chicken, and side dishes. Included are some 167 recipes for garlic potatoes, tiramisu, artichoke pasta, grilled polenta, basked goose, and much more. 168 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-038-0. Order #: FILT7688 paper$15.95
HELEN HUNT JACKSON: selected Colorado writings. Helen Hunt Jackson.
In this collection, Professor Mark I. West introduces the modern reader to Jackson's travel descriptions, fiction and poetry. These selections were written and published while she lived in Colorado Springs and have as their subject either frontier life in Colorado, or the natural beauty of the area.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-064-0. Order #: FILT5883 paper$12.95.
JOHN DENVER (1943-1997): man for the world. Stansfield.
Singer, songwriter, world-renowned performer, and humanitarian. Biography of popular songster from youth through career, with timeliness of events. Includes index and sources. 112 pages, illustrated.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-088-6.Order #: FILT8575 paper$8.95.
JOHN WESLEY POWELL: soldier, explorer, scientist (1834-1902). Jean Thor Cook.
Led the first exploration of the Grand Canyon. John Wesley Powell's insatiable curiosity led him to explore the area of the US marked "unknown" on maps -- an area he mapped and named the Grand Canyon. Powell was a one-armed Civil War veteran when he led the first expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-080-0.Order #: FILT4785 paper$8.95.
#JOSE DARIO GALLEGOS: Merchant of the Santa Fe Trail (1830-1883). Emerita Romero-Anderson.
Settler and store owner in Colorado's oldest town, San Luis. Jose Dario Gallegos was born near Taos in 1830, the son of a merchant. He moved north into Colorado, leading the establishment of settlement of San Luis DE Curable in 1851. The town of San Luis is Colorado's oldest.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-08486-0. Order #: FILT4787 paper$8.95.
KOKOPELLI: Casanova of the cliff dweller. John V. Young.
Story of hunchback flute player throughout history. Who or what was Kokopelli--water sprinkler, wandering minstrel, fertility enhancer, of simply the hunchback flute player. The hunchback flute player's many roles and the Kokopelli legends are described in this 40 page,book illustrated with many examples of kokopelli and the archaeological sites where he is found.
Inventory= 5. ISBN: 0-86541-026-7. Order #: FILT7122 paper$4.95.
KOKOPELLI: Casanova of the cliff dweller. John V. Young.
Story of hunchback flute player throughout history. Who or what was Kokopelli--water sprinkler, wandering minstrel, fertility enhancer, of simply the hunchback flute player. The hunchback flute player's many roles and the Kokopelli legends are described in this 41 page,book illustrated with many examples of kokopelli and the archaeological sites where he is found.
Inventory= 5. ISBN: 0-86541-110-4. Newer edition with glossy cover.Order #: FILT7123 paper$6.95.
KOKOPELLI: drum in belly. by Gail Haley.
Meticulously researched interpretation of the Native American story of Kokopelli, the hunchback flute player. 32 pages, full color. An ancient Native American tale beautifully told and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist. Meticulously researched interpretation of the complex and fascinating Native American story of Kokopelli, the hunchback flute player. Ages 8 and up. 32-pages, full color, dust jacket.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-069-5.Order #: FILT4217 paper$12.95.
THE LIFE OF PAT F. GARRETT and the taming of the Border Outlaw. by John Milton Scanland.
A history of the gunmen, outlaws, and a life history of the greatest sheriff of the Old Southwest. Includes "Billy the Kid", ethics of the "drop" cattle disputes, murders. 5 illustrations, 44 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-910584-18-4. 1971.Order #: FILT0485 paper$3.95.
"THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP" AND OTHER SKETCHES, including "Outcasts of Poker Flat" and "Tennessee's Partner".
by Bret Harte.
Bret Harte was a popular writer of the gold rush days of the California Mother Lode country in the 1850s. Tales of gamblers, miners, whores, and other characters come alive in short stories. The booklet is a facsimile of the original printing with its illustrations and some additions from similar sources. Inventory = 20. ISBN: 0-910584-77-X. Order #: FILT0476 paper$3.95.
THE MILLITRY BACHELOR CHEF: a guide for getting started in the kitchen. by Henry Lippincott.
Gives basic cooking techniques, equipment, presents ideas for flavorings, salads and rice, stock and sauces, soups, breads and desserts, and drinks and cheese. Presents ideas developed from necessity to avoid expensive restaurants, boring meals, and taking advantage of married friends. 64 pages, index.
Inventory=6. ISBN:0-910584-40-0. 1974.Order #: FILT0459 paper$4.95.
MY ADVENTURES IN ZUNI. by Frank Cushing.
Facsimile of Cushing's account of his life in Zuni; first printed in Century Magazine 1882-1883. Includes 2 articles about Cushing by Sylvester Baxter. Illus., 96 pp.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-045-3. Order #: FILT0458 paper$8.95.
NAVAJO NATIVE DYES: their preparation and use.
by Nonabah G. Bryan.
Collection of authentic recipes for rendering dyes from native Southwest plants for dyeing wool for rugs. Includes guide to identifying plants. Plants to use, dyeing wool for Navajo rugs. 36 drawings, 75 pages.
Inventory = 15. ISBN: 0-910584-57-5. Order #: FILT0490 paper$5.00.
NAVAJO WEAVERS and NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS. Washington Matthews.
Reprint of two U.S. Bureau of Ethnology reports describing in detail weaving and silversmithing as observed in 1860s by Washington Matthews, a physician at Fort Wingate. 44 pages, illustrated.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-910584-07-4Order #: FILT0470 paper$4.00.
THE PAPAGO (Tohono O'odham) and PIMA INDIANS OF ARIZONA. by Ruth M. Underhill.
Noted anthropologist describes everyday life, religion, arts, and government of two Arizona tribes--family life, gods,beliefs, dances, music, making fire, cooking, weaving, marriage, houses, and more.. First published in 1930s. 74 pages, illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Inventory= 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-059-6. Order #:FILT0487 paper$10.95.
POWELL'S CANYON VOYHAGE. by W. L. Rusho.
History of J. W. Powell's first expedition through the Grand Canyon, organized as an endeavor to gather scientific information on the route of the river and its character, being in one of the last places of the then-United States to be explored. In addition, the venture also became an adventure as Powell's group navigated uncharted rapids in wooden boats. 44pages, illustrated with engravings and photographs from early expeditions..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-910584-12-5.Order #: FILT0461 paper$4.00.
PUEBLO CRAFTS. by Ruth Underhill.
Reprint of a 1944 publication of the Bureau of Indian affairs covering basketry, weaving, pottery, stone tools, music, and painting of native Pueblo culture of the Southwest. Ruth Underhill was born into an upper middle-class Quaker family in New York, in 1884. After a B.A. at Vassar, social work in the Eastern U.S. and service with the American Red Cross in Italy during World War I, Underhill enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at Columbia University. A feminist, she studied with Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Gladys Reichard before embarking on a series of field research trips among the Tohono O'Odham.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-910584-51-7.Order #: FILT4260 paper$12.00. T.
TOBACCO, PEACE PIPES, AND INDIANS. Louis Seig.
Before the cigar, before the cigarette, tobacco was a sacred herb used in Native American ceremonies. This book examines the history of many uses of tobacco among North American natives--ceremonial use of tobacco, with tribal practices. 5 maps, 26 engravings, 52 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 978-0-89541-047-3.Order #: FILT0491 paper$4.95.
TOUCHING TOMORROW: the Emily
Griffith story. Debra Faulkner.
In-depth biography of Emily Griffith, trailblazing educator, reformer, and social activist. Emily Griffith's life story is as intriguing as it is inspiring. From teaching in a one-room schoolhouse on the Nebraska prairie to founding Denver's ongoing and thriving Opportunity School, Miss Emily pursued her vision for all who wish to learn. 150 pages, illus.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-078-7.Order #: FILT8569 paper$12.95.
UNSINKABLE: the Molly Brown story. Joyce Lohse.
Heroine of the Titanic sinking and philanthropist. Margaret 'Molly' Brown's life was the stuff of legends. The heroine of the Titanic disaster was also a business woman, art collector, social and political activist and philanthropist during her full life. As she said of others, she had "a heart as big as a ham." 2007 EVVY Award from Colorado Independent Publishers Association for second place in Juvenile category.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-081-7. Order #: FILT4786 paper$8.95.
THE WALLS TALK: historic house museums of Colorado. by Patricia Werner.
Presents 37 stories of special Colorado houses in Front Range areas and on the western slope: Eaton House, Barney Ford House, Bloom Ranch, Cozens Ranch and Stage Stop, Molly Brown House, Rosemount Museum, Tabor House of Leadville, and more. Includes insights into the lives of those who lived in these now historic places. 239 large-format pages, photographs.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-8654-095-4.Order #: FILT8563 paper$16.95.
THE WEST ON WOOD: a book of 19th century pictures. (VOL. 1--Southwestern Indians). by Kelly Choda.
19th century engravings gleaned from early publications, with sources. Introductory material relates the process and its hardships of gathering illustrations and printing them in this early period. The illustrators themselves are also recalled. Many of these same illustrations, and similar ones, are still being used in modern publications. Illustrated, 56 pages.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: 0-86541-015-1.Order #: FILT4662 paper$4.95.
YUKON POEMS of ROBERT W. SERVICE.
Familiar and timeless poems of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 by a bank clerk in Dawson and Whitehorse of British Columbia::
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew"
"The Law of the Yukon"
"The Cremation of Sam McGee"
"The Spell of the Yukon"
"The Song of the Wage-slave"
illustrated with wood engravings, 26 pages.
Inventory= 1. ISBN: 0-86541-040-2. 1997. Order #: FILT2164 paper$4.95.
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