Turquoise Sunset: A Story Creative Essay

Turquoise Sunset: A Story
Creative writing paper drawing from facts and details about the history of prehistoric mound builders in southwestern America.
# 117427 | 1,790 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 02, 2009 in Anthropology (North American) , English (Creative Writing)

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This paper is a story about the mound builders of Pueblo Alto in the American Southwest. The writer draws on historical facts and details to paint a picture of tribal life and custom around a young man and his family. After an arson attack by a hostile tribe, his grandfather is burned so severely that there is no chance that he will recover and the young man sets out to the turquoise mines to bring back a stone to bury with his grandfather. Details such as the use of bird beaks and claws to abrade turquoise enhance the story. This paper contains MLA-style footnotes but does not include a works cited page.

From the Paper:

"Ahote immediately knew that something terrible must be happening. The smoke was too thick and there was too much of it for it to be from a controlled fire. As he raced towards the fire his mind was spinning. He had run the trail from the river back to the pueblo so many times he could almost do it with his eyes closed. However, today was different. Ahote remembered that there had been a conflict a few days before with a hostile neighboring tribe and his mind filled with worry as he realized that this fire was probably intentionally set to harm people from his tribe. As he came to this recognition he felt a sharp pain radiating into his lower leg."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carr, Malcolm. Spencer, Katherine. Woolley, Doriane. 'Navaho Clans and Marriage at Pueblo Alto'. American Antiquity 1939
  • Mathien, Frances Joan. 'The Organization of Turquoise Production and Consumption by the Prehistoric Chacoans'. American Antiquity 2001

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