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A Yaqui Life : The Personal Chronicle of a Yaqui Indian - Rosalio Moises

A Yaqui Life

The Personal Chronicle of a Yaqui Indian

Paperback Published: 1st December 1991
ISBN: 9780803281752
Number Of Pages: 261

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"The reminiscences of a Yaqui Indian born in 1896 in northwestern Mexico whose story begins during the Yaqui revolutionary period, continues through the last uprising in 1926, and ends with his] recollections of his life on a Texas farm from 1952 to 1969. The introduction by Professor Kelley adds scholarly analysis to the poignant autobiographical narrative."-Booklist "A powerful chronicle. . . . It deserves an important place in the annals of American Indian oral history and literature."-Bernard L. Fontana, New Mexico Historical Review "A valuable document . . . about the effects of the Diz Indian policy in Sonora on the human beings who were its object. It] tells the story of the social limbo created by the shattering of families and corruption of personal relations under the relentless pressures of the Yaqui deportation program."-Edward H. Spicer, Arizona and the West "The nightmare world of witchcraft and dream-dependence is one of the major fascinations of this strange and moving book. . . . Its understatement] acquires a kind of fascinating power, as does the laconic stoicism of the Yaqui himself."-Southern California Quarterly Jane Holden Kelley, a professor of archaeology at the University of Calgary, is the author of Yaqui Women: Contemporary Life Histories (1978), also a Bison Book. Her father, William Curry Holden, a trained historian and anthropologist, met the Yaqui narrator of this chronicle, Rosalio Moiss, in 1934. They remained close friends until Moiss's death in 1969.

Introductionp. ix
Selected Bibliographyp. lvii
The Colorada Mine, 1896-1900p. 1
Around the Westp. 69
A Candle in Heavenp. 85
Loreta Leavesp. 94
Javiela and Afterp. 111
Hard Times in the Rio Yaquip. 129
Torim, 1934-1937p. 150
Vicam 1938-1939p. 168
Torim, 1939-1945p. 178
Torim, 1946-1950p. 198
1950-1952p. 222
Since 1952p. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780803281752
ISBN-10: 0803281757
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 1st December 1991
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised