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Griffin-Pierce, Trudy 1949-2009

Overview
Works: 12 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 5,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Trudy Griffin-Pierce
 
Most widely held works by Trudy Griffin-Pierce
Chiricahua Apache enduring power : Naiche's puberty ceremony paintings by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trudy Griffin-Pierce explores Naiche's artwork through the lens of current anthropological theory on power, hegemony, resistance, and subordination. As she retraces the Chiricahua odyssey during 27 years of incarceration and exile by visiting their internment sites, she reveals how the Power was with them throughout their dark period. As it was when the Chiricahua warriors and their families struggled to stay alive, Power remains the centering focus for contemporary Chiricahua Apaches. Although never allowed to return to their beloved homeland, not only are the Chiricahua Apaches surviving today, they are keeping their traditions alive and their culture strong and vital. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Earth is my mother, sky is my father : space, time, and astronomy in Navajo sandpainting by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the circularity of Navajo thought through an analysis of sandpaintings, chantway myths, andstories reflected in the celestial constellations. Illustrated with line drawings and eight color paintings
The Columbia guide to American Indians of the Southwest by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major work on the history and culture of Southwest Indians, The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southwest tells a remarkable story of cultural continuity in the face of migration, displacement, violence, and loss. The Native peoples of the American Southwest are a unique group, for while the arrival of Europeans forced many Native Americans to leave their land behind, those who lived in the Southwest held their ground. Many still reside in their ancestral homes, and their oral histories, social practices, and material artifacts provide revelatory insight into the history of the region and the country as a whole
The encyclopedia of Native America by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia covering the history, culture, and present status of Indian tribes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Native peoples of the Southwest by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Griffin-Pierce has visited each tribal group profiled and has collaborated with native leaders to make the book as up-to-date and accurate as possible. She emphasizes throughout the multiethnic nature of the American Southwest and the living traditions of native cultures. Her book will be useful to students of anthropology, archaeology, history, and Native American studies as well as general readers."--Jacket
Native Americans : enduring cultures and traditions by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations introduce the reader to the history and tradition of Native Americans
Power through order : ethnoastronomy in Navajo sandpaintings of the heavens by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study focuses on celestial constellations because they are a universally perceivable domain which therefore facilitates cross-cultural and intracultural comparison. This study identifies those constellations which are salient for the Navajo and documents their visual depiction in sandpaintings
Enduring cultures and traditions by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POWER THROUGH ORDER: ETHNOASTRONOMY IN NAVAJO SANDPAINTINGS OF THE HEAVENS by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study documents consensus and variation in the interpretation of symbolism in Navajo sandpaintings of the heavens. Navajo sandpaintings are sacred designs created to attract supernaturals and to create a ritual reality in which the patient and supernaturals interact for the purpose of curing and blessing. Precise rules of tradition determine the form of all images. Yet even ritual forms are created by individuals whose unique experiences pattern their interpretation of forms. Thus, ritual images index a system of cultural knowledge which possesses the interpretive variability and consensus of belief characteristic of any system of cultural knowledge. This study focuses on celestial constellations because they are a universally perceivable domain which therefore facilitates cross-cultural and intracultural comparison. This study identifies those constellations which are salient for the Navajo and documents their visual depiction in sandpaintings. By examining a corpus of sandpaintings defined by subject matter--sandpaintings with constellations--across ceremonials (sandpainting not limited to one chantway), more detailed comparison of form and meaning becomes possible. Thus, such variation can be systematically documented. Several factors are at work to produce this variation: the nature of the oral transmission process, infrequent performance of sandpaintings which contain constellations, and the relatively monotonous nature of constellation images in comparison to other more distinctive features in the sandpaintings. Interpretive variability in meaning is related to chantway specialization: different chanters provide different interpretations of the same constellation depending upon their ceremonial specialization. A fundamental internal consistency exists in the use of the same cognitive principles applied by chanters to identify and order the constellations and in the way they project key symbols from their chant specializations onto the constellations. Beca
Chiricahua Apache Enduring Power: Naiche's Puberty Ceremony Paintings (Contemporary American Indian studies) by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Navajo ceremonial paintings : sacred, living entities by Trudy Griffin-Pierce( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides an analysis of Navajo ceremonial sandpaintings, explaining that they are intended to be viewed not as an artistic product but rather as a visible manifestation of the world of the Holy People
 
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The encyclopedia of Native America
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Earth is my mother, sky is my father : space, time, and astronomy in Navajo sandpaintingThe Columbia guide to American Indians of the SouthwestThe encyclopedia of Native AmericaNative peoples of the SouthwestNative Americans : enduring cultures and traditionsEnduring cultures and traditions
Alternative Names
Pierce, Trudy G.- 1949-2009

Pierce Trudy Griffin-

Pierce, Trudy Griffin- 1949-2009

Languages
English (69)