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The Resource Hubbell Trading Post : Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest, Erica Cottam

Hubbell Trading Post : Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest, Erica Cottam

Label
Hubbell Trading Post : Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest
Title
Hubbell Trading Post
Title remainder
Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest
Statement of responsibility
Erica Cottam
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than a century, trading posts in the American Southwest tied the U.S. economy and culture to those of American Indian peoplesand in this capacity, Hubbell Trading Post, founded in 1878 in Ganado, Arizona, had no parallel. This book tells the story of the Hubbell family, its Navajo neighbors and clients, and what the changing relationship between them reveals about the history of Navajo trading. Drawing on extensive archival material and secondary literature, historian Erica Cottam begins with an account of John Lorenzo Hubbell, who was part Hispanic, part Anglo, and wholly brilliant and charismatic. She examines his trading practices and the strategies he used to meet the challenges of Navajo exchange customs and a seasonal trading cycle. Tracing the trading posts affairs through the upheavals of the twentieth century, Cottam explores the growth of tourism, the development of Navajo weaving, the automobiles advent, and the Hubbells relationship with the Fred Harvey Company. She also describes the Hubbell familys role in providing Navajo and Hopi demonstrators for worlds fairs and other events and in supplying museums with Native artifacts. Acknowledging the criticism aimed at the Hubbell family for taking advantage of Navajo clients, Cottam shows the familys strengths: their integrity as business operators and the warm friendships they developed with customers and with the artists, writers, archaeologists, politicians, and tourists attracted to Navajo country by its unparalleled landscapes and fascinating peoples. Cottam traces the preservation efforts of Hubbells daughter-in-law after the Great Depression and World War II fundamentally altered the trading post business, and concludes with the posts transition to its present status as a National Park Service historic site"--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.1/37
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F819.G36
LC item number
C65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hubbell Trading Post : Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest, Erica Cottam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drifting into Navajo Country : Juan Lorenzo Hubbell and the Navajos -- Traders to the Navajos : Early Trading Posts in the Pueblo Colorado Valley -- Laying the Foundations : The Daily Business of the Hubbell Trading Post, 1878-1900 -- The Rise of an Empire : Expansion and Evolution, 1900-1914 -- Troubled Times : Changing Fortunes, 1915-1929 -- "No Misrepresentations, No Shams, and No Counterfeits" : Tourism and the Curio Trade -- "Seekers of Beauty" and ''Adventurers into the Buried Long Ago" : Visitors to the Post -- "The Worst They Ever Knew" : The Great Depression and World War II, 1930-1945 -- A New Era : Becoming a National Historic Site, 1945-1967
Control code
905699637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806148373
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015001127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905699637
Label
Hubbell Trading Post : Trade, Tourism, and the Navajo Southwest, Erica Cottam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drifting into Navajo Country : Juan Lorenzo Hubbell and the Navajos -- Traders to the Navajos : Early Trading Posts in the Pueblo Colorado Valley -- Laying the Foundations : The Daily Business of the Hubbell Trading Post, 1878-1900 -- The Rise of an Empire : Expansion and Evolution, 1900-1914 -- Troubled Times : Changing Fortunes, 1915-1929 -- "No Misrepresentations, No Shams, and No Counterfeits" : Tourism and the Curio Trade -- "Seekers of Beauty" and ''Adventurers into the Buried Long Ago" : Visitors to the Post -- "The Worst They Ever Knew" : The Great Depression and World War II, 1930-1945 -- A New Era : Becoming a National Historic Site, 1945-1967
Control code
905699637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806148373
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015001127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905699637

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