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Kokopelli (Look West Series)

Lawrence W. Cheek

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ISBN 10: 1887896635 / ISBN 13: 9781887896634
Published by Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2005
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Title: Kokopelli (Look West Series)

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition: Good

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From the Look West Series -- According to legend, Kokopelli, a magical figure with a hump on his back, used to wander from pueblo to pueblo across the American West, playing sweet music to everyone---and also playing Don Juan among the women. Possibly this legend began with a real man, perhaps a trader carrying a pack. Sometimes, when his image appears in pre-Columbian rock art and pottery, Kokopelli is clearly a fertility symbol. He also represents the coming of spring, the spirit of celebration, and the joy of music. On another level, he is a traveling salesman with a roving eye, the hero, or villain of many stories, some not suitable for prime time. His musical instrument may actually have been a nose flute, and the purported contents of his bulging pack include seeds, rain, clouds, rainbows, songs. . .and babies.

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Lawrence W. Cheek is the author of nine previous books, including A.D. 1250: Ancient Peoples of the Southwest, and over 600 articles for national and regional publications including America West, American Heritage, Architecture, Sunset, Arizona Highways, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. His work has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. A longtime resident of the Southwest, he now lives in Issaquah, Washington.

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