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Dance Hall of the Dead

Ted Isaacs, a young anthropologist learning under the watchful eye of archeologist Chester Reynolds, is the man who Susanne plans to marry. Unfortunately, her feelings aren’t reciprocated, and he...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2020 7:41 pm UTC

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In the story, George Bowlegs was shot and killed by Dr. Reynolds. In Chapter 19, Lt. Joe Leaphorn had hoped to find George Bowlegs in the Shalako house at the Zuni village. However, he soon became...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016 6:51 pm UTC

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Dance Hall of the Dead

Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (May 27, 1925–October 26, 2008) is a detective novel originally published in 1973. It is set on Navajo and Zuni reservations in New Mexico, and the plot of...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 3:51 pm UTC

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During the course of the investigation that unfolds in Dance Hall of the Dead, no less than six law enforcement agencies play a role. Three of these made up of local and tribal authorities, while...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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Dance Hall of the Dead

The Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman is set mainly on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. The characters in the novel reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and the...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019 8:47 pm UTC

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Dance Hall of the Dead

In Dance Hall of the Dead, Tony Hillerman depicts the differences and tensions among the Navajo, Zuñi, and Anglo communities in New Mexico. Navajo detective Joseph Leaphorn investigates the death...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 9:14 pm UTC

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Prejudice is a central theme in Dance Hall of the Dead and other novels by Tony Hillerman. Set primarily on Navajo reservations, the novels address the relationship between Navajo and white...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 8:56 pm UTC

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Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is the protagonist of Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman. Although he is Navajo by birth and respects the Navajo Way, he has also received a...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 3:43 pm UTC

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In Tony Hillerman’s novel, Chester Reynolds has a doctorate in anthropology; his primary academic field is archaeology. As a specialist in ancient Native American culture, he is dedicated to...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 3:22 am UTC

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In Tony Hillerman's 1973 novel Dance Hall of the Dead, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police investigate the disappearance of two young boys, one a Navajo and the other a Zuni....

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 9:41 pm UTC

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Dance Hall of the Dead

In Tony Hillerman's mystery novel Dance Hall of the Dead, two boys, Ernesto Cata and George Bowlegs, go missing, and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is called in to assist in the investigation. George's...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021 7:48 pm UTC

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When Joe Leaphorn travels to Arizona to search for George Bowlegs and encounters Susanne hitchhiking along the way, Joe notices that George may be being tracked by a man who wears moccasins. He has...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020 1:04 am UTC

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Latest answer posted August 12, 2008 11:22 am UTC

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Tony Hillerman draws a vivid portrait of Zuni religion and culture in the 1970s. In particular, he emphasizes the differences between Navajo and Zuni beliefs (perhaps in an effort to combat...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2015 6:36 pm UTC

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Joe Leaphorn is a Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant, who as well as being familiar with Navajo culture from his own heritage also holds a master's degree in anthropology from Arizona State...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2018 8:32 am UTC

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Dance Hall of the Dead

This story takes place in Arizona, on an Indian reservation. There is also a Golden Fleece commune on the land that is inhabited by white people.

Latest answer posted October 20, 2007 3:31 am UTC

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All of these groups represent the basic human desire to be part of some belief system. They all want to belong to something. Reynolds wants to be accepted for his beliefs by the important people in...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2007 3:31 am UTC

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In Dance Hall of the Dead, Dr. Reynolds is a professor of anthropology. This means that he studies how artifacts such as historical relics and archaeological sites can be utilized to learn about...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 10:19 pm UTC

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