In this Book

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 The authors recount twelve millennia of history along the lower San Juan River, much of it the story of mostly unsuccessful human attempts to make a living from the river's arid and fickle environment. From the Anasazi to government dam builders, from Navajo to Mormon herders and farmers, from scientific explorers to busted miners, the San Juan has attracted more attention and fueled more hopes than such a remote, unpromising, and muddy stream would seem to merit.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Foreword: A River in Time
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction Twelve Millennia on the San Juan
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. I Prehistory: From Clovis Hunters to Corn Farmers
  2. pp. 13-28
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  1. II Navajos, Paiutes, and Utes: Views of a Sacred Land
  2. pp. 29-41
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  1. III Exploration and Science: Defining Terra Incognita
  2. pp. 42-64
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  1. IV Livestock: Cows, Feed, and Floods
  2. pp. 65-83
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  1. V Agriculture: Ditches, Droughts, and Disasters
  2. pp. 84-98
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  1. VI City Building: Farming the Triad
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. VII Mining: Black and Yellow Gold in Redrock Country
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. VIII The Federal Government: Dams, Tamarisk, and Pikeminnows
  2. pp. 129-149
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  1. IX San Juan of the Imagination: Local and National Values
  2. pp. 150-166
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  1. EPILOGUE Visions: Flowing from the Sunrise or a Water Spigot?
  2. pp. 167-171
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 172-197
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 198-211
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 212-216
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213973
Print ISBN
9780874214031
MARC Record
OCLC
290556366
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Y
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