WorldCat Identities

Graves, Laura 1953-

Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 1,292 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E99.N3, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Graves
Thomas Varker Keam, Indian trader by Laura Graves( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Thomas Keam, who owned and operated a trading post in Keams Canyon, Arizona Territory, from 1874 to 1902, was the first Indian trader to develop arts and crafts as a part of his business. The first to suggest that native artists modify their techniques so as to increase the salability of their work, he had a major impact on the evolution of Hopi pottery." "Keam was involved in most of the early anthropological and archaeological work conducted in the region and was the first trader to develop lucrative contacts with museum curators and anthropologists. He sold enormous collections to the Smithsonian Institution, the Field Museum, and the Peabody Museum as well as to several European institutions." "An advocate for the Indians, Keam represented the Hopis and Navajos in their confrontations with the U.S. government between 1869 and 1902, when the Indians tried to maintain their political and cultural independence in the face of federal "civilizing' programs."--Jacket
Contemporary Hopi pottery by Laura Graves( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces historical influences and recent developments in Hopi ceramics, in a volume that includes numerous photos from the extensive collections of the Museum of Northern Arizona
The basket weavers : artisans of the Southwest ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Varker Keam : the biography of a nineteenth century Indian trader in northeast Arizona by Laura Graves( )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.28 for The basket ... to 0.82 for Thomas Var ...)
Alternative Names
Allen, Laura Graves 1953-
English (8)