Chaco: A Tale of Ancient Lives

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The Great Houses of Chaco are in turmoil as the last survivors uncover the mystery and truth at the heart of their civilization. Lovers, warriors and rival clans born of an ancient American culture are catapulted to the brink of destruction by one warrior's urgent quest. From the sandstone mesas of the American Southwest to chambered catacombs hidden beneath the desert city, this book reveals a land of Indian sacrifice and other-worldly beauty shaken by a vision of the future.

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Mark A. Taylor, a native of Utah, has been a writer, editor and publisher in local and national publishing. He has written extensively about Native American rights and western water and land use issues. His fascination with the Chacoan culture of New Mexico began when he once stood at the center of the great architectural wonder of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon under a full moon.

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'''Before Columbus' has become the politically correct way of saying 'before destruction'--or rape, oppression and essentially evil. Chaco bills itself as a fictional tale based on the reality of Chaco before Columbus. If previous works in the saturated genre on American Indian spirituality and culture are any indication, then this book should be about how great life is with the Anasazi before the coming of the white man. To its credit it isn't. The stereotypes are there: Native Americans running around, incredibly spiritual, not doing much without consulting with some sort of spiritual force. Such is the reality that we have painted for ancient Native Americans (and Native Americans today for that matter). The characters in Chaco however do actually at times behave like real human beings. They exhibit greed, the desire for glory, lust and downright immorality. This gives the work credibility and I think affords it its place amongst valid literature about Native Americans.Chaco also acts as a pretty good guide for Native American spirituality. There are some interesting ruminations by some of the characters that are pedagogic in the same vein as Siddhartha and his quest for enlightenment. The ruminations do get to be a little static and tedious, but nothing that a person who wants to can't get through.Chaco is a good read for people interested in the genre. It is by no means a classic but few books are. If you are going to be doing a trip to Chaco this book will most likely really bring the place to life for you. If you have never been to Chaco this book will most likely make you want to go. Chances are that's what the author had in mind.'' ----Jason Williams, The Santa Fe New Mexican

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