Many American Indian cultures regard the passage from childhood to adulthood as a pivotal phase of life, and have devised rituals to affirm traditional values and community support for its members. These rituals are a positive social force in many Native American communities. In her book, EMPOWERMENT OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN GIRLS: Ritual Expressions at Puberty, Carol Markstrom describes the female puberty rituals of four tribes, paying particular attention to the Apache Sunrise Dance, which is described and analyzed here in great detail. Meet the author of EMPOWERMENT OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN GIRLS ($49.95) at The Book Bank, 420 Live Oak Street (HWY 60) in Miami, AZ on Sunday, May 25th from 1-4 PM. Call 928-473-4134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Robert Keil was born in 1898, ran away from home at the age of 15 and lied about his age to join the calvalry. He served with the Eighth U.S. Cavalry in the wild and sparsely populated Big Bend country of West Texas during the violent years of the Mexican Revolution. In a book titled BOSQUE BONITO: Violent Times Along the Borderland During the Mexican Revolution, Robert “Bob” Keil tells about the beauty of the Big Bend country, as well as the violence and tragedies he witnessed there between 1913 and 1918, which both impressed and haunted him throughout the remainder of his life. Meet the heirs of Robert Keil, author of BOSQUE BONITO ($19.95) at The Book Bank, 420 Live Oak Street (HWY 60) in Miami, AZ on Sunday, May 25th from 1-4 PM. Call 928-473-4134 or email email@example.com for more details.
- Sometime around 1914 Chrysotile, Arizona was established at the bottom of Ash Creek Canyon, about 60 miles from Globe, as an asbestos mining town. Over time, the town of Chrysotile was nearly forgotten. Now, based on the notes, history and pictures of Frank Knuckey, Chrysotile is brought to life again in a book of the same name compiled by Gene Knuckey. Here you’ll learn about the good times and the bad as you explore the work and play of those who lived in this remote area, from the town’s humble beginnings to its final closing in 1945. Meet Gene Knuckey, author of CHRYSOTILE ARIZONA: 1914 to 1945 ($11.95) at The Book Bank, 420 Live Oak Street (HWY 60) in Miami, AZ on Sunday, May 25th from 1-4 PM. Call 928-473-4134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.