WorldCat Identities

Waters, Frank 1902-1995

Works: 188 works in 757 publications in 5 languages and 23,422 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Bibliographies  Western fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PS3545.A82, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Frank Waters
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Frank Waters
Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters( Book )

118 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the Hopi view of life, kept secret for generations
The man who killed the deer by Frank Waters( Book )

75 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption, and of the conflict between Indian and white laws; written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Indian values
Masked gods : Navaho and Pueblo ceremonialism by Frank Waters( Book )

58 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masked gods is a vast book, a challenging and profoundly original account of the history, legends, and ceremonialism of the Navaho and Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. Following a brief but vivid history of the two tribes through the centuries of conquest, the book turns inward to the meaning of Indian legends and rituals : Navaho sings, Pueblo dances, Zuni kachina ceremonies. Enduring still, these rituals and ceremonies express a view of life, of man's place in the creation, which is compared with Taoism and Buddhism, and with the aggressive individualism of the Western world
The Colorado by Frank Waters( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earp brothers of Tombstone : the story of Mrs. Virgil Earp by Frank Waters( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Earp brothers' career in Tombstone, Arizona, based on the recollections of Mrs. Virgil Earp that were dictated to Frank Waters in the 1930s, and amplified by documents unearthed in 1959
Brave are my people : Indian heroes not forgotten by Frank Waters( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poignant, humorous, and heartbreaking lives of heroic Native American leaders of the past
Pumpkin Seed Point by Frank Waters( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on the diametrically opposed white and Indian views of life - the white's compulsion to subdue nature and the Indian's mystical rapport with plants, the land and animals
People of the valley by Frank Waters( Book )

17 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the Valley is a moving story of one of the powerful spirits of the Southwest, that almost foreign land within the borders of the United States. In this case the spirit is that of the isolated Spanish-speaking peoples who confront a threatening world of change. These are the people living high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. They are a people of the soil, living a happy life in their peaceful valley--until the government would change their way of life. The story is of many people, vivid in their special characters. But the dominant person is Maria de la Valle, the herb-woman. We see her as a young girl, free in he love; then in middle-age, shrewd, irascible, intuitive; and then as an old woman, independent of both state and church, and the leader of her whole community. Frank Waters has captured with great beauty and understanding a life of the spirit threatened by the chrome-plated age of America -- Back cover
The woman at Otowi Crossing : a novel by Frank Waters( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the real life of Edith Warner, who ran a tearoom at Otowi Crossing, just below Los Alamos, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the story of Helen Chalmer, a person in tune with her adopted environment and her neighbors in the nearby Indian pueblo and also a friend of the first atomic scientists. The secret evolution of atomic research is a counterpoint to her psychic development"
Mexico mystique : the coming sixth world of consciousness by Frank Waters( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arapaho way : a memoir of an Indian boyhood by Althea Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal memoir of Carl Sweezy (1881-1953), a full-blooded Arapaho artist, as told to Altha Bass
Mountain dialogues by Frank Waters( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and essays about the Southwest
The Taos Indians and the battle for Blue Lake by R. C Gordon-McCutchan( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is extremely rare that a book addresses the positive side of the struggle between Native Americans and the United States Government. This book tells a fascinating story that involves not only Indians devoted to a decades-long struggle to reclaim their sacred Blue Lake and preserve their culture but also includes a host of prominent non-native figures who allied themselves with the Indians' quest. The list includes Fred Harris, Ted and Robert Kennedy, Stuart Udall, Barry Goldwater, George McGovern, Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, John Collier, Oliver La Farge, and Eliot Porter. The Taos Indians' persistent attempts to reclaim their sacred lands repeatedly met with failure until 1970 when President Richard Nixon took a personal interest in the matter. Nixon oversaw the formation of a bipartisan campaign that eventually brought the Blue Lake issue to a successful roll call vote in the Senate. This book shows how the battle for Blue Lake became the focus of national debate and the centerpiece for the Indian "new deal" commenced under Nixon's leadership. It is a paean to individual courage and initiative and focuses on one of the few bright spots in the conduct of established governments toward the native people of North America
Frank Waters : a retrospective anthology by Frank Waters( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in German and English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pike's Peak : a family saga by Frank Waters( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuchama and sacred mountains by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Frank Waters by John R Milton( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publication of these candid, informational conversations offers a rare opportunity to meet Frank Waters the man--his closeness to the land and to the Indians, his mysticism, his rich and varied life, his understanding of Southwest Indian culture and religion, his compassion. In a series of seven taped interviews, Waters and Milton ranged freely over many topics. Here are Waters' experiences on the Mexican border, from which came The Yogi of Cockroach Court; his stay in Mora where he met the old woman who became the unforgettable Maria del Valle of People of the Valley his first-hand experiences with the secret Penitente sect cameo portraits of his father and grandfather; his friendships with Taos artists Leon Gaspard and Nicolai Fechin; the reactions of his neighbors, the Pueblo Indians, to his classic novel of Pueblo life, The Man Who Killed the Deer. Apart from the rich store of anecdotes, these conversations also touched often on the values which unify and give such force to Waters' many published books: the powerful "spirit of place" experienced in the American Southwest and its influence on every group of people who have settled there; the role and the meaning of the subconscious in both Anglo and Indian cultures; the possibility that we may one day learn to reconcile the dual aspects of human nature. Unpretentious, informal, Conversations with Frank Waters illuminates the visionary and gentle nature of one of this century's most powerful and intuitive writers -- Back cover
To possess the land : a biography of Arthur Rochford Manby by Frank Waters( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitious and only 24 years old, Arthur Manby arrived from England in the Territory of New Mexico in 1883, and saw in its wilderness an empire that he believed himself destined to rule. For his kingdom, he chose a vast Spanish land grant near Taos, a wild 100,000 acres whose ancient title was beyond question. Obsessed, he poured more than 20 years into his dream of glory, and schemed, stole, lied, cajoled, begged, and bribed to take the vast grant from its rightful owners. With great mastery, Waters draws us into this obsession, and the intense drama of these years is at once psychological and historical. In May 1913, Manby came at last to possess the grant, but within three years it had slipped again from his grasp. The story does not end there, and perhaps only Frank Waters could have portrayed the strange disintegration of Manby's personality as he aged, his frantic but ingenious efforts to regain "his" land. Among these was the creation of a secret society which terrorized whole towns and villages, becoming so powerful that even Manby no longer knew all its members and workings. At the same time he turned deeper inward, locked and bolted his gates against the outside world which hated and feared him more than ever. On July 3, 1929, a swollen, headless body was discovered in Manby's Taos home. Some said it was murder; others swore the body was not Manby's; still others reported seeing him alive afterward. The story blazed into national headlines and an official inquiry followed. Step by step, Waters takes us into the web of strange clues, evidence, more murders and complications--an investigation which the New Mexican government inexplicably called to a halt. The case remains the West's greatest unsolved mystery
Midas of the rockies; the story of Stratton and Cripple Creek by Frank Waters( Book )

15 editions published between 1937 and 1989 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight from fiesta by Frank Waters( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Santa Fe in the mid-fifties, the story itself is deceptively simple. Elsie runs away from her hotel, she encounters Inocencio, an old alcoholic Pueblo Indian. In the wake of the girl's disappearance, as the local posse-mentality intensifies and Inocencio is suspected of kidnapping, the frightened Indian flees to the hills, taking Elsie with him on a week-long odyssey through the mountains, towns, and pueblos of New Mexico." -- Jacket
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.05 for Celebratin ... to 0.74 for "Connectio ...)

Book of the Hopi
The man who killed the deerMasked gods : Navaho and Pueblo ceremonialismThe ColoradoThe Earp brothers of Tombstone : the story of Mrs. Virgil EarpBrave are my people : Indian heroes not forgottenPumpkin Seed PointPeople of the valleyThe woman at Otowi Crossing : a novel
Alternative Names
Frank Waters anthropologue et romancier

Frank Waters escriptor estatunidenc

Frank Waters escritor estadounidense

Frank Waters novelista estauxunidense (1902–1995)

Frank Waters yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Waters, Frank, 1902-

Waters, Frank Joseph 1902-

فرانک واترز

ウォーターズ, フランク

English (448)

German (18)

French (16)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)