Wayne A. Thompson developed his interest in the history of the American West over a 50-year period, beginning with his fascination for minerals that he began collecting in early childhood. He expanded his interests to include collecting fossils and Native American artifacts. Today, his world-class collections contain some of the finest mineral specimens and Pueblo ceramic pottery, many of which now reside in museums and private collections all over the world. When he turned his attention to the study and collecting of masterpieces of Native American California and Arizona coiled baskets, he became a recognized expert in this area also and is often consulted by museums, collectors, dealers, and academics. He is the author of several articles and books. He currently lives in Phoenix with his wife Malee and daughter Stevia.
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- Categories: California: Central and Northern, California: General, California: Los Angeles/Orange County, California: San Diego, History/Lore/Native Americans.
- Format: softcover
- ISBN: 9781941384527
- Format: hardcover
- ISBN: 9781941384510
- Format: deluxe-edition
- ISBN: 9781941384589
- Pages: 344
- Dimensions: 10 x 12
- Year Published: 2021
- Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.