- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (August 29, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393353540
- ISBN-13: 978-0393353549
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awatovi Massacre 1st Edition
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“Opens an enthralling window into an ancient culture...[and] offers a reflection that any society forgets at its own peril.”
- Laura Miller, Slate
“An engaging anthropological investigation into this difficult subject…. An attractive, authoritative read.”
- Library Journal
“Vivid…. Brooks tells this tragic story with great sensitivity and power, offering readers a fascinating perspective on the history of the American Southwest.”
- Publishers Weekly
“In this rich work of anthropology, archaeology, and personal sleuthing, James Brooks carefully unravels a mystery of enormous violence that convulsed the desert Southwest some three hundred years ago―and that still sends off psychic shockwaves. Here is a haunting tale that is also deeply revealing, not only about the ancient Hopi Indians but all human societies.”
- Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder
“Mesa of Sorrows is at once a profound immersion in the unique worldview of the Hopi and an eloquent meditation on the long shadows that violence in the past can cast into the present. A remarkable achievement by one of our preeminent historians of the Southwest borderlands.”
- Karl Jacoby, author of Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History
“In this brilliant and humane book, James Brooks recovers a grim tale of massacre, memory, and forgetting. Paying deft attention to bones, documents, pottery, and stories, he reveals a great mystery with a haunting and evocative clarity. In rich and telling detail, Brooks explores a particular massacre to illuminate powerful truths about the dilemmas of human nature.”
- Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832
“Mesa of Sorrows signals the emergence of a new kind of history that weaves archaeology, sacred knowledge, written words, and oral traditions into transcendent insight. The result is a deeply disturbing glimpse of the American past, populated by pathos, poison, prophecy, and persistence. James Brooks writes beautifully, and he writes for all of us.”
- Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
“Mesa of Sorrows recalls the history and legacy of the Awat’ovi massacre by brilliantly connecting the past to the Hopi present. It is a story of violence, destruction, and annihilation, but as James F. Brooks so eloquently demonstrates, it is also a story that is deeply rooted in the human experience.”
- Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, author of Education Beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902–1929
About the Author
James F. Brooks is professor of history and anthropology at University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Captives and Cousins, which received the Bancroft, Francis Parkman, and Frederick Douglass Prizes. He lives in Santa Barbara.
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