This exciting book brings the often-overlooked southern Maya region of Guatemala into the spotlight by closely examining the “lost city” of Chocolá. Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña prove that Chocolá was a major Maya polity and reveal exactly why it was so influential.
In Water from Stone, Jason O'Donoughue investigates the importance of natural springs to ancient Floridians. Throughout their history, Florida's springs have been gathering places for far-flung peoples. O'Donoughue finds that springs began flowing several millennia earlier than previously thought, serving as sites of habitation, burials, ritualized feasting, and monument building for Florida's earliest peoples.
Travel writer Alderson explores the state's frontier past and evolving future through history, folkways, and observations from life in the great outdoors in this comprehensive armchair guide to Florida's north central coast.
Frick-Ruppert sails Velella--named after a jellyfish with a sail--down the southeastern coast of the United
States, from Charleston, South Carolina, to Palm Beach, Florida, and across the
Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. Once aboard ship, readers are taken into an
enchanting world of coastal animals that few ever experience.
By tracing the cultural production of the Kabyle people--their songs, oral traditions, and literature--from the early 1930s to the end of the twentieth century, Fazia Aïtel shows how they have defined their own culture over time, both within Algeria and in its diaspora.
Edited by Paul N. Backhouse, Brent R. Weisman, and Mary Beth Rosebrough
Pub Date: 10/23/2018
We Come for Good describes the development and operations of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as an example of how tribes can successfully manage and retain authority over the heritage of their respective cultures.
Reflecting on such issues as poverty, education, racism, cultural preservation, and tribal sovereignty, the contributors to this volume offer a glimpse into the historical struggles of southern Native peoples, examine their present-day efforts, and share their hopes for the future.