TALES FROM WIDE RUINS: Jean and Bill Cousins, Traders
Edition: 2nd printing.
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech University Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An account of a vanished way of life, based on the stories of the Cousins family and their letters. "The Cousins spent a lifetime in the Indian trading business at Cousins Brothers Post, Thunderbird Post, Borrego Post, Wide Ruins Post" and more - in the 1930s and 1940s they were at Wide Ruins in Arizona, known to the Navajos as "Kin-teel" or wide house, and while there they encouraged the Navajo weavers to use entirely vegetale dyes in their rugs. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. SIGNED on the title page by the editor, Mary Tate Engels with the comment "Step into the living history of the old time traders. Enjoy!' Foreword by Sallie Lippincott Wagner. Includes Cousins geneological chart, notes, bibliography, index. xx, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-896723682.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.