A Beautiful, Cruel Country

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9780816511945: A Beautiful, Cruel Country
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"At the age of 5, in 1909, the author could herd livestock, tame a bronco and brand a cow. . . . How fortunate that she gave us this flavorful memoir of that year, documenting a now vanished way of life on the territorial frontier." --"New York Times""The book sits on the cusp of culture and time. . . . a fascinating account of frontier life." --"Los Angeles Times""A most captivating and readable piece of personal history." --"Booklist""There are books that are constructed--and there are books that are lived. What immediately draws the reader to "A Beautiful, Cruel Country" is this sense of living history, of the author's immersion in the land of her childhood." --"Western American Literature""As fascinating and diversified as the contents of an old trunk . . . [a] most interesting and appealing book." --"Western Historical Quarterly""Transitory wisps of beauty, rose-petal desert sunset clouds, or a golden lace banner of butterflies floating in midair made a deep, long-lasting impression." --"The Bloomsbury Review"

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Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier way of life, which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Tona learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching an education usually reserved for boys and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Papago Indians were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their "rawhide tough and lonely" life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce's book is rich with imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is built around the annual cycle of ranch life its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl's life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of her story creates a work of literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Descripción University of Arizona Press, United States, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arizona s Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America s last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier way of life, which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Tona learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching an education usually reserved for boys and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Papago Indians were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their rawhide tough and lonely life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce s book is rich with imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is built around the annual cycle of ranch life its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl s life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of her story creates a work of literature that will appeal to readers of all ages. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780816511945

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Descripción University of Arizona Press, United States, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arizona s Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America s last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier way of life, which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Tona learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching an education usually reserved for boys and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Papago Indians were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their rawhide tough and lonely life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce s book is rich with imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is built around the annual cycle of ranch life its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl s life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of her story creates a work of literature that will appeal to readers of all ages. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780816511945

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Descripción University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1990. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. 318 pages. Softcover. New book. ARIZONA. Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. The frontier way of life which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Tona learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching - an education usually reserved for boys - and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Papago Indians were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their "rawhide tough and lonely" life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce's book is rich in imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is build around the annual cycle of ranch life - its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting - and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl's life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of story creates a work of literature that will appear to readers of all ages. "A most captivating and readable piece of personable history." - Booklist (Key Words: Arivaca Valley, Arizona Territory, Eva Antonia Wilbur-Cruce, Papago Indians). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 76775X1

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