Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Setting & Symbolism

Keith H. Basso
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Cibecue, Arizona, The Reservation

The area in Arizona where the village of Cibecue is located in Navajo County.

Cibecue, Arizona, The Village

The village that Basso focuses on in the book (as of 2000, it contains 1,331 people).

Place-Names

Names of places that Western Apaches pack with symbolism and meaning and use for a number of important purposes, such as moral reprimand.

Maps

Basso begins the book by explaining his five year journey of making place-name maps of the Cibecue reservation.

Snakes' Water

A place-name for an area where snakes were said to have scared off Apache women from a watering hole but later permitted them to stay.

Apache History

Apache history is more tied to space than to time and is conceived of as best communicated in narrative form.

Apache Wisdom

The Apache conception of wisdom holds that wisdom can be acquired by acquiring a smooth, steady and resilient...

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