CDR-1225: SR Set: Native North American Art and Culture

Our set offers extensive, detailed documentation of Totem Poles, as well as Long Houses and masks, representing the styles of important Northwest Coast groups; reflecting a recent resurgence in pole carving. From the southwest is the oldest continuously inhabited community of Taos Pueblo, as well as coverage of important Ancestral Puebloan architectural remains, petroglyphs and pictographs from the sites of Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon and the Butler Wash, River House ruin. The set also includes coverage of the National Museum of the American Indian, and early European documentation of Native American cultures in the form of paintings and engravings. 11/2008



Kua-0117
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: General view of multi-storied structures at the north end of the complex.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0118
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the north portion of the complex, with poles of a ladder protruding from a restored kiva.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0119
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Structures in the central portion of the complex, with T-shaped doorways.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0120
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View of upper levels with walls extending to the cave ceiling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0121
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into one of the eight kivas: with squared pilasters on the circular bench, used to support the intricate wooden roof.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0122
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View across an open kiva where the curved masonry enveloped and incorporated the solid bedrock of the cave.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0123
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Communal buildings in the back region of the cave along an area known as 'Main Street'.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0124
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of a doorway: the pecked surface of the upright stone at right displays a dimpled effect which is the hallmark of the Mesa Verde masonry style.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0125
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Buildings at the south end of the complex with Mesa Verde masonry of carefully shaped sandstone laid up in straight courses and mortared with a mix of mud and water.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0126
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the south end of the complex with storage rooms tucked into the narrow end of the cleft where dried beans and corn were stored.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0127
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: General view NNW of the Balcony House ruin at Mesa Verde.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0128
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: View across two kivas to the buildings tucked under the massive cliff overhang.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0129
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of the face-like arrangement of door and window openings in the building façade.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0130
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: View NNW of stone ruins under the cliff overhang. The tiny window opens into the northern portion of the cliff dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0131
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: A two-storied masonry building supported with metal clamps.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0132
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Contrasting dark soot stained walls and rosy sandstone.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0133
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: In the northern end of the cliff dwelling the rare balcony remnants on this building have provided the Balcony House with its name.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0134
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: A rare surviving roofing structure of thin logs and branches covered by adobe. These materials deteriorated much more quickly than stone walls and are therefore rarely seen today.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0135
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of a doorway with shaped sandstone and mud mortar construction typical of Mesa Verde masonry.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0136
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of masonry textures: stones that have been shaped by pecking the surface with a harder hammerstone, and tiny stone chips, or 'chinking', fitted into the mortar.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0137
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Unusual double opening: window above door built of the rosy sandstone.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0138
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Tiny window between the eastern and northern portions of the cliff house with close detail of colors and textures of stone and mortar.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0140
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: General view from the overlook into the southern half of Cliff Palace situated in a large natural alcove in the cliff-face. Visitors to the site lend a sense of scale to the ruins.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0141
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the central portion of Cliff Palace with some of the over 150 rooms and 23 kivas.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0142
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the north end of the complex tucked under the massive cliff overhang on the east side of Cliff Canyon.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0143
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: A deeper look into the cave reveals a long narrow ledge with remnants of 14 small storage rooms, tucked up under the back cave roof.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0144
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Building façades, doors, windows (or ventilation openings?) within the northern sector of the cliff dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0145
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the central area, part of which is built over a massive boulder which the Park Service stabilized in 1934 with 70 tons of steel and concrete, hidden by the wall beneath it.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0146
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View over chinked masonry in foreground to the storage area in upper rear. Part of its wall is of carefully stacked rocks without mortar, or 'drywall.'
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0147
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Naturally pitted sandstone carefully surrounded with Mesa Verde masonry.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0148
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Raking view of the variety of terrace levels, buildings, kivas, and towers of the southern end of the extended communal dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0149
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the southern portion of the multi-terraced Cliff Palace. Note the square and circular towers including the four-story tower at right.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0150
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the central portion of the complex with the curve of an elevated kiva wall contrasting with the sharp edges of towers reaching to the cave ceiling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0151
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into a southern end kiva with its encircling bench, pilasters for roof support, and part of the central fire pit visible. At lower left is the ventilation hole for the kiva.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0152
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Closer view of the variety of towers with both rectangular and T-shaped doorways, at the southern end of the complex.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0153
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Closer view of the tall four-story tower which has been restored more than any other area in Cliff Palace.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0154
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Raking view of the lowest doorway of the four-story tower, the stones shiny with wear. Visitors are invited to peer inside at the wall paintings on the interior walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0155
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: The two southernmost towers with their tops conforming to the countours of the alcove walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0156
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: The southernmost tower of Cliff Palace, with an elegant T-shaped doorway in its curved masonry surface.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0157
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: General view of the southern portion of Cliff Palace and the modern exit path leading south.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.