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To the Foot of the Rainbow: A Tale of Twenty-Five Hundred Miles of Wandering on Horseback Through the Southwest Enchanted Land

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 29th 1992 by Univ of New Mexico Pr (first published 1927)
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Karen
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
An interesting read about one man's travels by horseback through the desert southwest at a time when motor vehicles and trains were becoming more common, horses less of a necessity, and the extreme isolation of that area was quickly being reduced. Kluckhohn went on to become a fairly well-known (for his time) anthropologist and ethnographer of tribes in that part of the country. While generally admiring of native Americans, he has the unfortunate tendency to talk about them sometimes in a condes ...more
Marty
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a great look at a time that none of us will ever know. A time when cars were not yet ubiquitous and a when men still roamed the land on horses. The modern day road trip or family vacation was replaced by a 2,500 mile ramble around the desert southwest. This is an amazing look, in the author's words, at the Rainbow Bridge when at the time only about 200 white men had gazed upon it.
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Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it
"After that my plans are quite indefinite. I have a vague idea and hope of getting as far west as Hopi in time for the famous Snake Dance. But my scheme in general is to deviate from my planned route whenever I hear of anything interesting to see or do."

"Back in civilization, it seems rather strange how little it took to make our days in that primitive world so full and so happy."
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