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Nancy Wood
Paintings by Frank Howell

"Look inside every living thing you find. Feel the energy of rocks and leaves, hummingbirds and cactus. Dwell for a moment in a single blade of grass. Discover the secret of snowflakes."

"In these patterns lie harmony my child; In harmony, the universe."

Based on the legends, values, and beliefs of the Taos Pueblo Indians. A beautiful book.

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"Sacred fire means longevity and hope. It is part of the Four Great Ancestors--Water, Air, Earth, and Fire--necessary for all life. It is the old man's job to keep the sacred fire burning, so that the Indian people can remember the ways of their ancestors."

"Using the old man as her guide, Nancy Wood chronicles the history, legends, religion, and philosophy of the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest in poetry and prose. Frank Howell's magnificent paintings evoke the pride and nobility of an embattled people whose history has much to teach us and whose wisdom can enrich our lives."

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