Publication: Sanpete Publications and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 1995, Tucson
First edition.4to. Color, stiff pictorial wrappers, xii, 204 pp., acknowledgments, foreword, preface, double column, illustrated from photographs and drawings, portraits, map, end notes, bibliography. A biography of Harriet "Hattie" Silliman, 1877 - 1970. She came West in 1907 and worked as an archaeologist in the Gila River country of New Mexico. "Hattie was a hardware store heiress who came to the West in 1907. In the Southwest corner of New Mexico she fell in love with the vast and wild Gila River country and soon discovered the ruins and traces of the long-vanished Mimbres Indians. . .She developed precise and scientific methods for recording her excavations and her careful work led to a career as an archaeologist for Harvard University. Hattie's work in the Southwest and her hauntingly beautiful drawing of Mimbres black-on-white bowls are a remarkable legacy of a vanished culture and an extraordinary woman, archaeologist and artist." Fine copy without dust jacket, as issued.
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