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Rain: Native Expressions from the American Southwest

Ann E. Marshall

This book explores the synergetic relationship between rain and the indigenous peoples of the arid and semiarid Southwest. It approaches Native American art by tying it directly to the life force of the tribes of the Southwest. It is a glimpse into the arts of southwestern tribes and a shimmering portrait of the desert's oldest miracle.


Ann Marshall is the director of research and interpretation at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Her publications include Home: Native People in the Southwest and a history of the Heard Museum's collections.


"Depicted are designs on paintings, pottery, textiles, baskets, kachinas, sculpture, jewelry and even musical instruments, showing the importance of the life-giving rain to these people."


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Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

8.5 x 11 in. 144 pages 160 color images