General-Interest Reading List
This reading list includes sources of general interest for adults and older students.
Archuleta, Margaret L., Brenda J. Child, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima
2000 Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879–2000. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
Blackburn, Fred M., and Ray A. Williamson
1997 Cowboys and Cave Dwellers: Basketmaker Archaeology in Utah's Grand Gulch. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
Cole, Sally J.
1990 Legacy on Stone: Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau and Four Corners Region. Johnson Books, Boulder, Colorado.
Cordell, Linda S.
1997 Archaeology of the Southwest. Academic Press, San Diego.
Decker, Peter R.
2004 "The Utes Must Go!": American Expansion and the Removal of a People. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado.
Dozier, Edward P.
1970 The Pueblo Indians of North America. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York.
Fagan, Brian M.
2005 Ancient North America: The Archaeology of a Continent. Fourth ed. Thames and Hudson, New York.
1986 People of Chaco: A Canyon and its Culture. W.W. Norton, New York.
1998 Life in the Pueblo: Understanding the Past Through Archaeology. Waveland Press, Long Grove, Illinois.
Lekson, Stephen H.
1997 The Chaco Meridian: Centers of Political Power in the Ancient Southwest. Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, California.
Lister, Florence C.
2004 Troweling Through Time: The First Century of Mesa Verdean Archaeology. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
Lister, Florence C., and Robert H. Lister
1983 Those Who Came Before: Southwest Archaeology in the National Park System. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
1993 Ancient Land, Ancestral Places. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.
2004 My Life in San Juan Pueblo: Stories of Ester Martinez. University of Illinois Press, Champaign.
Noble, David Grant (editor)
2006 The Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
1998 Earth, Water, Fire: The Prehistoric Pottery of Mesa Verde. Oppelt Publications, Greeley, Colorado.
Peck, Mary, Stephen H. Lekson, Simon Ortiz, and John R. Stein
1994 Chaco Canyon: A Center and Its World. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
1997 Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest. Thames and Hudson, New York.
1996 In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest. Simon and Schuster, New York.
Rosenzweig, Roy, and David Thelen
1998 The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life. Columbia University Press, New York.
1980 Indian Rock Art of the Southwest. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
Smith, Duane A.
1995 A Colorado History. Pruett Publishing, Boulder.
2002 Mesa Verde National Park: Shadows of the Centuries. Revised. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
Smith, Watson, and Raymond H. Thompson
1995 When is a Kiva?: And Other Questions About Southwestern Archaeology. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Swidler, Nina, Kurt E. Dongoske, Roger Anyon, and Alan S. Downer (editors)
1997 Native Americans and Archaeologists: Stepping Stones to Common Ground. Alta Mira Press, Walnut Creek, California.
Teague, Lynn S.
1998 Textiles in Southwestern Prehistory. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
1993 The Towers of Hovenweep. Mesa Verde Museum Association.
1993 The People: Indians of the American Southwest. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
Varien, Mark D.
1999 Sedentism and Mobility in a Social Landscape: Mesa Verde and Beyond. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Varien, Mark D., and Richard H. Wilshusen (editors)
2002 Seeking the Center Place: Archaeology and Ancient Communities in the Mesa Verde Region. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Vivian, R. Gwinn, and Margaret Anderson
2002 Chaco Canyon. Oxford University Press.
Wenger, Gilbert R.
1980 The Story of Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde Museum Association.
Young, Richard K.
1997 The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.