Susan A. Holland

How a Boy Earned His Name

Softcover

In the 1400s, a Native American boy growing up in what is now known as the Southwestern United States had to earn his name by accomplishing a notable feat. Historical tradition and petroglyphs are the basis for this exciting tale of a boy on his journey to acquire a name for himself.

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Description

In the 1400s, a Native American boy growing up in what is now known as the Southwestern United States had to earn his name by accomplishing a notable feat. Historical tradition and petroglyphs are the basis for this exciting tale of a boy on his journey to acquire a name for himself.

 

About the Author

Susan is a native of Topeka, Kansas. After visiting the southwest in the 1960s she became determined to study archaeology and received a degree from Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff. As Susan pursued her career in the west, southwest, Great Plains, and Hawaii she became more deeply intrigued with petroglyph and pictograph symbols and their meaning. Motivated by a Native American friend who stated that “all things have meaning,” she persisted to substantiate that fact by researching the artistic symbols in the Mountainair, New Mexico, region. This book offers an explanation of a few of those symbols.

About the Photographer

For Mike, being reared on a farm outside of Topeka, Kansas, instilled a deep love of the outdoors and Mother Nature. With an Economics degree from Washburn University, Mike survived thirty-five years in the corporate world when he “retired” for his thirty-five year passion for photography.

Along the way Mike received some very nice recognitions. In 1997, Mike won an international contest hosted by Kodak that resulted in his photography hanging in the National Geographic “Hall of Fame” along with some of the most outstanding photography in the world. His work has also been published in the several Kansas! calendars.

Additional information

Writer

Susan A. Holland

Photographer

Mike Rooney

ISBN

978-1-939054-30-2

Trim size

8.5″ x 11″

Page count

34

BISAC

Juvenile Nonfiction

History
• Prehistoric

Social Science
• Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
• Archaeology

Books by author

• Wichita Indians – The: People of the Grass House
• How a Boy Earned His Name
• Symbolism of Petroglyphs and Pictographs near Mountainair, New Mexico, the Gateway to Ancient Cities

Format

Softcover

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