Publications: books, monographs & catalogues

  • 2010 Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, in association with Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • 2004 Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century: Kin, Community, and Collectors. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • 1997 Navajo Weavings from the Andy Williams Collection. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Art Museum.
  • 1997 Navajo Weaving from the Santa Fe Collection, 1971-1996. Oklahoma City: National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
  • 1994 Contemporary Navajo Weaving: Thoughts that Count. Special issue of Plateau 65(l). Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona.
  • 1992 Reflections of the Weaver’s World: The Gloria F. Ross Collection of Contemporary Navajo Weaving. Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum; distributed by the University of Washington Press.
  • 1990 Beyond the Loom: Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Weaving. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, for the University of Colorado.

Publications: volumes edited

Publications: journal articles and book chapters (peer reviewed or invited)

  • 2010 “Three Southwestern Textile Traditions.” In William Wroth and Robin Farwell Gavin, eds., Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest. Pp. 97-113. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe.
  • 2010 Entries for “Navajo Rugs of the Southwestern United States.” In Arts and Crafts Rugs for Craftsman Interiors. Pp. 129-143. W. W. Norton & Co., New York.
  • 2009 “Hot Trends in Native Southwestern Weaving.” In SOFA WEST: Santa Fe (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art). Pp. 36-41. The Art Fair Company, Chicago.
  • 2004 “Arizona State Museum’s Textiles and the ‘Southwest-Northwest’ Continuum.” American Indian Art 30(1): 60-67.
  • 2003 “Blanket Basics: Navajo Weaving of the Classic, Late Classic and Early Transitional Periods.” Hali 129: 55-60, London.
  • 2003 “Wool Yarns in Late Classic Navajo Blankets.” American Indian Art 28(4): 78-85, 92-93.
  • 2003 “Commercial Materials in Modern Navajo Rugs.” American Indian Art 28(3): 44-55.
  • 2000 “Early Navajo Artistry in Tapestry.” International Tapestry Journal 3(2):2-7 (Australia).
  • 1999 “Give-and-Take: Navajo Grandmothers and the Role of Craftswomen.” In Marjorie Schweitzer, ed., American Indian Grandmothers: Traditions and Transitions. Pp. 53-77. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • 1997 “The Barbers of Burnham: A New Breed of Navajo Weaver.” Persimmon Hill 25(4):17-24.
  • 1996 “More of Survival than an Art: Comparing Late Nineteenth- and Late Twentieth-Century Lifeways and Weaving.” In Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian, edited by Eulalie Bonar. Pp. 47-67.
    Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 1994 Foreword. In The Image Weavers: Contemporary Navajo Pictorial Textiles, by Susan Brown McGreevy. Santa Fe, NM: Wheelwright Museum.
  • 1994 “Speaking For or About Others? Evolving Ethnological Perspectives.” Museum Anthropology 18(3):32-43.
  • 1993 “Joe Ben Wheat.” In M. S. and D. T. Kirkpatrick, eds. Why Museums Collect: Papers in Honor of Joe Ben Wheat. The Archaeological Society of New Mexico 19, pp. 1-11. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1991 “Wedge Weave Textiles of the Navajo.” American Indian Art 16(3):54-65. (Co-author Louise I. Stiver).
  • 1989b “Material Anthropology: Connecting Academic Research and Museum Collections.” In Ann Lane Hedlund, ed. Perspectives on Anthropological Collections from the American Southwest. ASU Anthropological Research Papers 40. Pp. 3-9. Tempe, AZ.
  • 1989c “The Study of 19th Century Southwestern Weaving.” In Ann Lane Hedlund, ed. Perspectives on Anthropological Collections from the American Southwest. ASU Anthropological Research Papers 40. Pp. 121-138. Tempe, AZ.
  • 1989d “In Pursuit of Style: Kate Kent and Navajo Aesthetics.” Museum Anthropology 13(2-3):32-40.
  • 1989e “Designing Among the Navajo: Ethnoaesthetics in Weaving.” In Textiles as Primary Sources: Proceedings of the First Symposium of the Textile Society of America. John Vollmer, ed. Pp. 86-93. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • 1988a “Current Trends in Navajo Weaving.” Terra 26(5):15-20. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, CA.
  • 1987a “Commercial Materials in Modern Navajo Rugs.” Textile Museum Journal 25:83-94. Washington, DC.


  • 2004 Loom with a View. A fifteen-minute documentary, produced by Sierra Ornelas and Justin Thomas, Tucson, for the Arizona State Museum. (Adviser, consultant).
  • 1992 Weavers. A fifteen-minute documentary, produced by Nicolas DeSciose Productions, Denver, for the Denver Art Museum. (Associate producer, consulting anthropologist, narrator).

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