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Author Basso, Keith H., 1940-2013,
Title Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache / Keith H. Basso.
Imprint Albuquerque [New Mexico] : University of New Mexico Press, [1996]

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Author Basso, Keith H., 1940-2013,
Subject Western Apache language -- Etymology -- Names.
Western Apache language -- Discourse analysis.
Names, Geographical -- Arizona.
Names, Apache.
Apache philosophy.
Human geography -- Arizona -- Philosophy.
Names, Geographical -- Arizona.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 171 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-166) and index.
Contents Western Apache pronunciation guide -- Quoting the ancestors -- Stalking with stories -- Speaking with names -- Wisdom sits in places.
Summary This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture. Apache conceptions of wisdom, manners and morals and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term "sense of place" often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultures. "Wisdom Sits in Places", the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the Western Apache in Arizona. For more than thirty years, Keith Basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names where they come from and what they mean to Apaches.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Awards Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, 1996.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585210063 (electronic bk.)
9780585210063 (electronic bk.)
0826317235 (cl)
9780826317230 (cl)
0826317243 (pa)
9780826317247 (pa)
OCLC # 44956515
Additional Format Print version: Basso, Keith H., 1940- Wisdom sits in places. Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, 1996 0826317235 (DLC) 95039272 (OCoLC)33333802
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Western Apache Pronunciation Guide 
1Quoting the Ancestors3
2Stalking with Stories37
3Speaking with Names71
4Wisdom Sits in Places105
 References Cited161

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