The Resource Buried cities, forgotten gods : William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest, Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison

Buried cities, forgotten gods : William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest, Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison

Label
Buried cities, forgotten gods : William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest
Title
Buried cities, forgotten gods
Title remainder
William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1879, a Scotsman named William Niven came to the United States, where in very few years he emerged a prominent mineralogist. His expedition to Mexico under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History in the 1890s led to many important archaeological discoveries, all of which he documented carefully in his letters, diaries, and newspaper articles. The records he kept are now the only source of information on many sites that were later lost or destroyed in the Mexican Revolution. His discovery of twenty-six hundred inscribed stone tablets in the Valley of Mexico aroused controversy over the origins of native American cultures, and even inspired James Churchward to put forth an occult interpretation in The Lost Continent of Mu (1926). The writer Katherine Anne Porter based her first published short story, "Maria Concepcion," on a dig led by Niven." "Niven was planning a book about his experiences, but never completed it owing to ill health. The result of twenty years' research, Buried Cities, Forgotten Gods offers a well-illustrated and vivid first-hand account through Wicks and Harrison's selection of photographs and stories from Niven's own extensive writings and those of people with whom he worked."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wicks, Robert Sigfrid
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E57.N58
LC item number
W53 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harrison, Roland H
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Niven, William
  • Niven, William
  • Niven, William
  • Anthropologists
  • Mineralogists
  • Archaeologists
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of North America
  • Anthropologues
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Archäologie
  • Anthropologists
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeologists
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of North America
  • Mineralogists
  • Mexico
  • Southwest, New
  • Mexique
  • USA / Südweststaaten
  • Mexiko
  • Mexico
  • New Southwest
Label
Buried cities, forgotten gods : William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest, Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-305) and index
Contents
  • Placeres del Oro -- 1904-1905
  • Mother Lode of the Rio del Oro: La Lucha Mine -- May-August 1906
  • The Death of Dr. Nevin -- 1906-1907
  • Down the Balsas -- 1908-1909
  • Placeres del Oro -- June 1910
  • The Arrest of William A. Niven -- May 1911
  • Atzcapotzalco -- 1909-1912
  • Down the Balsas to the Pacific -- November-December 1911
  • Arrest -- September 3, 1913
  • Invasion -- May 26, 1914
  • To America -- 1865-1879
  • Charlatan -- November 12, 1916
  • The Land of Snow and Silver -- 1879-1885
  • New York City and Llano County -- 1886-1889
  • Unknown Guerrero -- 1890-1900
  • Guerrero Uprising -- May 1901
  • The Chilpancingo Earthquake -- January 1902
  • Cacahuamilpa Caves -- February 1902
  • 600 Miles through Guerrero with Governor Mora -- October 1903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 318 p.
Isbn
9780896724143
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033111
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40398094
  • (OCoLC)ocm40398094
Label
Buried cities, forgotten gods : William Niven's life of discovery and revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest, Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-305) and index
Contents
  • Placeres del Oro -- 1904-1905
  • Mother Lode of the Rio del Oro: La Lucha Mine -- May-August 1906
  • The Death of Dr. Nevin -- 1906-1907
  • Down the Balsas -- 1908-1909
  • Placeres del Oro -- June 1910
  • The Arrest of William A. Niven -- May 1911
  • Atzcapotzalco -- 1909-1912
  • Down the Balsas to the Pacific -- November-December 1911
  • Arrest -- September 3, 1913
  • Invasion -- May 26, 1914
  • To America -- 1865-1879
  • Charlatan -- November 12, 1916
  • The Land of Snow and Silver -- 1879-1885
  • New York City and Llano County -- 1886-1889
  • Unknown Guerrero -- 1890-1900
  • Guerrero Uprising -- May 1901
  • The Chilpancingo Earthquake -- January 1902
  • Cacahuamilpa Caves -- February 1902
  • 600 Miles through Guerrero with Governor Mora -- October 1903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 318 p.
Isbn
9780896724143
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033111
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40398094
  • (OCoLC)ocm40398094

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