This unique volume could be treasured for the beautiful artwork alone. The poem woven within tells of the artist's encounter with the Hualapai of the Mohave, the People of Wikame.
In legends and dreams, an elder of the tribe tells the story of his peoples' origins, their history, religion, and way of life from their beginnings to the present day.
A poignant, sad, and sometimes mystical history haunts the people who once roamed over the vast, dry expanse of the Southwest's largest desert.
Their struggle to survive and thrive, first in this harsh land, and later with the invasion of strange and foreign people leaves them clinging tight to old ways, while being thrust into a new, and very bewildering world.
- Beautifully illustrated with Roy Purcell's signature style, mixed-media on heavy textured watercolor paper.
- The poem is presented in caligraphy and includes a companion audio CD featuring the voice of the artist.
- Bonus interview with the artist about his artistic inspiration and process included on the CD.