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Keith H. Basso
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"Why don't you make maps over there? Not white men's maps, we've got plenty of them, but Apache maps with Apache places and names. We could use them. Find out something about how we know our country. You should have done this before."
Preface, xv

"In this convulsive age of uprooted populations and extensive diasporas, holding onto places—and sensing fully the goodness contained therein—has become increasingly difficult, and in years to come, I expect, it may everywhere be regarded as a privilege and a gift. American Indians, who settled this continent first and were the first to be displaced, understand this already in very pervasive ways. May we all learn from them."
Preface, xvi-xvii

"Place is the first of all beings, since everything that exists is in a place and cannot exist without a place."
Chap. 1, p. 3

"Place-making is the universal tool of the...

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