Southern Paiute: A Portrait
Hebner, William Logan , Michael L. Plyer(illus.)
Place Published: Logan, Utah
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Date Published: 2010
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 43220
196pp. Octavo [28 cm] Full gray cloth. Fine, in a very good dust jacket, with a 2" closed tear in the top edge of the front panel. Photographs by Michael L. Plyer.
Southern Paiute territory once extended from the Mojave to the San Juan River and from the Sevier to the Colorado River. The Paiute still live in small communities across this vast expanse, having survived as a people widespread enslavement, virulent diseases, unjustified blame for the Mountain Meadows Massacre, invasion and displacement, unfounded termination of government services, and more. Listening to them, Logan Hebner, "was able to record stories that exist nowhere else in print, interviewing elders who remember tales told to them by their grandparents—taking us right back to the nineteenth century. We listen to the full sweep of tragedy and restoration in the life of this often-neglected Southwestern tribe" - Stephen Trimble.