Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the web
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- Newslink - Links to U.S. Newspapers by State: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Similar resources are provided by
Internet Public Library.
- Academic Film Archive of North America - Their films are hosted by the Internet Archive where you can browse by keywords. Some interesting examples of educational films related to the southwest:
- Hands of María (1968) - “María Martinez was a well-known and historically significant Jemez potter from San Ildefonso, New Mexico, whose work is in most major southwestern museum pottery collections. Here, she is seen building large pieces by building coiling ropes of clay.”
- 1947 June - Rainbow Bridge in Utah; Navajo Nation. Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop). From the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films.
- Albuquerque Journal - Has a Travel Section and a Treks & Trails page.
- All About New Mexico: A Comprehensive Index of New Mexico Links - Last updated June 1, 2003.
- American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta - Searchable by state, the site provides links to web pages of botanical gardens and aboreta.
- American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936 - Images from the University of Chicago Library.
- American Museum of Natural History - New York. The Library provides access to Online Catalog. The Collections Database provides access to over 50,000 (47,000 in 2009) images and catalog descriptions from the North American Ethnographic Collection. You can search by culture, material, object name, catalog no., locale or donor name. A search for ornament (object name) will retrieve over 800 images and a search for Plains (culture) and bead (material) will retrieve over 700 including a buffalo robe (50 / 5860). An object name search for kachina retrieves 239 items. There are some lovely Navaho blankets (50.2/ 6840, 50.2/ 6841, 50.2/ 6842, 50 / 2091) and bracelets (50.2/ 4168, 50.2/ 4169, 50.2/ 4171, 50 / 6356 A, 50.2/ 2394). Searching by donor is particularly rewarding: try Auchincloss, Morgan, Wissler, Spinden, Boas, Harvey, Mead, Jesup, Peabody (baskets), or Emmons. Search for object name: amulet, apron, armlet, bag, ball, basket, beadwork, belt, bowl, brooch, canoe, carving, charm, club, coat, comb, cradle board (baby board), cup, dance, dice, doll, feather, fetish, fish, gambling, game, hat, headband, headdress, jacket, jar, knife, labret, lance, leggings, mask, medicine bundle, mittens, model, moccasin, necklace, paddle, parfleche, pipe, pottery, pouch, prayer stick, purse, rattle, robe, saddle, sheath, snowshoes (snow shoe), spear, spoon, tomahawk, totem pole, toy, tray, wampum.
- American Museum of Natural History Southwestern Research Station - Offers Lodging for Visitors
- American Southwest - With excellent guides to:
- New Mexico
- Slot Canyons
- An American Adventure: Phoenix to Corpus Christi, an account of a four week RV trip (which included the Apache Trail.)
- Amfac Parks & Resorts - Accommodations in America's premiere National and State Parks including:
- Grand Canyon
- Anasazi Heritage Center - Dolores, Colorado (970-882-5600)
- Ancient Cultures of the Southwest - Online exhibition of pottery at the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Wisconsin. There is a pottery catalog index.
- Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery - Santa Fe. Searchable and listed by artist and by publeo.
- Annie Clark Tanner Western Americana Collection - J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
- Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America - Enables you to Find a Bookseller by state or specialty.
- Apache Junction Public Library Virtual Reference Center - With information on the Superstition Mountains and the Apache Trail including map.
- Archaeological Parks in the U.S.: Desert Southwest & the Rocky Mountain Region
- Archeology and Ethnology Program - National Park Service
- Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution
- Ernest Blumenschein Papers, 1873-1964 - "The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico."
- Arid Lands Newsletter - Published by the Office of Arid Land Studies at the University of Arizona. With full-text Archive. Some of the topics covered include Deserts in Literture, Tools for Small Farmers and Desert Architecture for a New Millenium.
- AZ BIZ - "News and features for southern Arizona's business and legal communities."
- Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa - Phoenix
- Arizona Central: Southwest Destinations - With sections for New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
- Arizona Corporation Commission State of Arizona Public Access System (STARPAS) - Search database for business entities, annual reports, name changes, mergers, non-profits (see, for example, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Inc.). There is a guide on how to use the database - How to Find Information about a Specific Corporation or Limited Liability Company.
- Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources
- Arizona Department of Water Resources - Has information on Indian Water Rights and regions, including the Aravaipa Canyon basin.
- Arizona Dude Ranch Association
- Arizona Game and Fish Department
- Arizona Guide - Arizona Office of Tourism
- Arizona Guide: the Apache Trail
- Arizona Handbook - Travel tips, descriptions, and color photos of Arizona (including the Grand Canyon) and Utah.
- Arizona Highways Online - With Links to other Arizona resources and a Hike of the Month (and Archives.
- Arizona Hiking Trails - John & Heather Verley. Over 100 hikes listed alphabetically and by region.
- Arizona Historical Society: Southern Arizona Division - Originally called the Arizona Society of Pioneers, the AHS was founded in 1884 in Tucson. (Other divisions include the Central Arizona Divison in Tempe, the Northern Arizona Divison in Flagstaff and the Rio Colorado Divison in Yuma.)
- Arizona Memory Project - Has "over 67,000 digital items related to Arizona history and culture." You can browse by collection. Established by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
- Arizona Mining Association
- Arizona Regional Image Archive (ARIA) - University of Arizona
- Arizona Republic - Phoenix daily newspaper
- Arizona Restaurant Association - With Dining Guide
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson.
- Arizona State Museum - University of Arizona, Tucson. Established in 1893, this is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest with the largest whole vessel collection of Southwest Indian pottery in the world. They offer Travel Tours and information on the Southwest Indian Art Fair. One of the Fair's Award Winners for 2009 was Kachina Mana by Aaron Honanie, Hopi. The Library has an online catalogue. Among the online resources are:
- Arizona Archaeological Site and Survey Database
- Pottery Project 2,000 Years - 20,000 Vessels
- Nampeyo Pottery Showcase - Includes a Black-on-red shallow bowl collected 1926.
- With an Eye on Culture: The Photography of Helga Teiwes
- The Trincheras Culture, Vignettes in Time
- Arizona State Parks - With links to information on all parks including Lost Dutchman, Boyce Thompson and Kartchner Caverns.
- Arizona Trail Association
- Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
- Arizona Vacation Guide - Arizona Tourist Bureau.
- Atlantic Unbound: Travels - In the April 2000 issue is an article about West Texas (Around the Big Bend). Other southwest related articles inlclude Wild New West (Moab, Utah), June 1999, (White Snow, Red Rocks (Sedona, Arizona), October 1997.
- AZtechBiz - Arizona technology news and events.
- Backpacker Magazine - With a Weekend Wilderness Guide, searchable by state.
- Battle of Picacho Pass Historic Site
- Bear Mountain Lodge - Silver City, New Mexico."Tucked away on 178 acres adjacent to the Gila National Forest, Bear Mountain Lodge is an exquisitely renovated 1920s hacienda owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy."
- Bear River Watershed Historical Collection - Utah State University. "Photographs of the Bear River from the 1860s to the 1990s, manuscripts and records of local irrigation companies, research on the societal impact of reclamation development in the Bear River Basin, and the papers of Utah Governor George Dewey Clyde, who as a former USU Engineering Dean collected documentation on Bear River water conditions as far back as the 1920s."
- Bert Lauzon: 40 Years at the Grand Canyon - Online exhibition from Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University Cline Library.
- A Bibliography for the Northern Madrean Biogeogrpahic Province - USDA Forest Service.
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Although much of the site is in French you can locate many full texts in English and there are a number of outstanding visual resources as well. Gallica, a text and image digitization project comparable to the Library of Congress's American Memory project, is a rich resource for material on American Indian history and anthropology. For example 54 volumes of the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports , the 16th (1894/1895) through the 81th (1963/1964), are available in full-text. List of Issues. To find them, do a click on recherche and search for the title (Mots du titre) bureau of american ethnology. From your results, select Annual report of the Bureau of American ethnology: to the Secretary of the Smithsonian institution (Voir la liste des fascicules). This will bring up a list of all the titles they own, from 1881 (N 01 / 1879-1880) to 1933 (N 048 / 1930-1931). Among the images are 192 portraits of American Indians [Indiens des Etats-Unis] taken by the photographer Pinart between 1860-1876. The simplest way to search (recherche) this site is by keyword search (recherche libre). Try specific tribe names (Hopi, Navajo) or use such terms as Indiens, indienne. To limit your search to images check the box for Lots d'images (under Types de documents). The 8th Annual Report for 1886-87 is just one of the reports on the Four Corners area.
- A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola by Victor Mindeleff
- Big Bend National Park - Located in southwest Texas, Big Bend is one of the largest and least visited of America's national parks. Mike Tidwell wrote about his experience in the park in his December 26, 1999 column, The River's Edge in the Washington Post and Benjamin and Christina Schwartz write about the West Texas region in Around the Big Bend in the April 2000 issue of Atlantic Monthly. You can stay in the luxurious Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, the Gage Hotel in Marathon, the moderately priced Chisos Mountains Lodge within the park, or camp in Rio Grande Village, Chisos Basin, Castolon, or Chisos Mountains Backcountry Campsites. Rafting trips are operated by Big Bend River Tours of Lajitas. Visit Big Bend, Brewster County Tourism Council site, provides information on lodging and activities.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library - Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. ( American Museum of Natural History, Field Museum, Harvard University Botany Libraries, Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Natural History Museum
New York Botanical Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Smithsonian Institution Libraries).
" On 28 October 2009 the library contained: "15,078 titles, 40,248 volumes, 16,303,197 pages." You can browse by title, author, subjects, names, map, and year. Seome examples:
- The Great Basin Naturalist - Provo, Utah: Department of Zoology and Entomology of Brigham Young University. Volume 1 (1939) to Volume 59 (1999).
- Bishop's Lodge - Santa Fe
- A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open (1916) - Theodore Roosevelt's book has chapters on A Cougar Hunt on the Rim on the Grand Canyon, Across the Navajo Desert and The Hope Snake Dance. (From Bartleby.com.)\
- Books on the Southwest - Southwest-related titles available through Amazon.com include:
- Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest - Published by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with Yale University Press for the exhibition at the Art Institue of Chicago from April 22 to August 13, 2006. This is a beautiful book with 141 color photographs of pre-Columbian pottery, primarily from private collections. It's $28.35 at Amazon.com (the list price is $45.00). For more information about the Casas Grandes site see Archeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes.
- The Redrock Chronicles: Saving Wild Utah by T. H. Watkins.
- New Encyclopedia of the American West - By Howard R. Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University. It has over 2,400 entries by more than 300 contributors and over 600 illustrations and maps.
- Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest - By Alex Shoumatoff.
- A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and the Claiming of the American West by David Roberts.
- Boulders Resort - Carefree, Arizona. Other Wyndham hotels in Arizona include the Buttes Resort in Tempe and the Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson.
- Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum - Superior, Arizona
- Broadmoor Hotel - Colorado Springs
- Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 - Library of Congress collection "presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch."
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center - Cody, Wyoming. The McCracken Research Library provides access to its online catalog.
- Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Search by keyword or browse by subject or place.
- Bureau of Land Management - U.S. Department of the Interior has links to State Offices in:
- New Mexico
- Bureau of Reclamation - Has a collection of Artists and Images
- Business Journal of Phoenix
- Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
- California Natural Hot Springs
- California Travel and Tourism Commission
- Camelback Inn - Scottsdale
- Canyon Villa - Sedona, Arizona
- Canyonlands: America's Wild West - From the PBS Living Edens natural history series.
- Canyons, Cultures and Environmental Change: An Introduction the the Land Use History of the Colorado Plateau - John D. Grahame. and Thomas D. Sisk, ed. 2002.
- Carnegie Institution for Science - Washington, D.C.
- Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson. The Center "holds more archives and individual works by 20th-century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation" in their Collections & Archives. The CCP Library "holds more than 26,000 volumes on the history of photography along with more than 100 periodicals, rare books, and the personal book collections of photographers such as W. Eugene Smith." Search for book titles in the SABIO Online Catalog
There are Finding Aids for a portion of the collection.
- Center for Desert Archaeology - Has a Digital Library with
online readings and
Cliff Polychrome by Patrick D. Lyons
- Center of Southwest Studies - Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. With online catalog and Guides to the collections.
- City of Phoenix - There are also sites for Flagstaff, Prescott, Scottsdale and Sedona.
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park - National park in north-west New Mexico contains the most important remains of the Chaco culture, which was at its height between about 1020 and 1110. It was characterized by a very elaborate system of urban dwellings surrounded by villages and linked by a network of roads. (Included on the World Heritage List.) The National Park Service has a National Historical Park Chaco Library and Photo Gallery.
- Cibolo Creek Ranch - Shafter, Texas (near Big Bend National Park)
- Collector's Guide to the Art of New Mexico - A rich resource for the collector or scholar. With sections on Indian Fetishes, milagros, Heishi, Antique Indian Silver Jewelry, Indian Pottery and Baskets.
- Colorado Cross Country Ski Association
- Colorado Restaurant Association - With links to Members.
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum -Offers a fully searchable database of its collection its entirety. Has online exhibitions of Van Briggle Art Pottery
- Colorado State Parks and Outdoor Recreation
- Colorado Travel & Tourism Authority
- Common Plants of the Verde Valley & Sedona -Doug Von Gausig's site's purpose is to assist with the visual identification of the most common native and "feral" or escapee plants of the Verde Valley of central Arizona.
- Commonwealth Club of California - Though much of the site is available to members only, public access is provided to California Book Awards and Broadcast Schedules and a Video Library with RealAudio files of interviews and panel discussions.
- Coronado National Forest
- Campground Guide
- Scenic Drives - Catalina Highway
- Crow Canyon Archaeology Center - Archaeological research and education facility located in Cortez, Colorado. The site offers access to the Castle Rock Pueblo Database with maps, color photographs, and a wide range of field and laboratory data. There is additional information available on Castle Rock Pueblo. There are a number of programs and expeditions offered.
- Cultures AZ - With sections on Native American, Hispanic, Afro American, Asian American cultures in Arizona.Voices has a multimedia collection of stories, oral histories and musical performances.
- Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs: Cacti and Succulents
- Daily Territorial - Official newspaper of Pima County Arizona provides Records from Superior Court including Deeds of Trust
- David Senesac Photography
- Denver Public Library Photography Collection - Over 120,000 digitized images from the Western History and Genealogy Department collection chronicle "the people, events and places that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western frontier. The works of many outstanding photographers are represented and feature images of North American Indians, pioneer life, mining, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Denver, Colorado towns, railroads and more." Try searching for the following: Indians of North America, Wounded Knee, Dakota, Sioux, Ute, Pueblo, David Barry, George Beam, C. G. Morledge, Horace Poley, Edward Boos, Sitting Bull or Red Cloud. A search for Wounded Knee Massacre, for example, retrieves 85 photographs, each carefully catalogued and annotated and with a url which can be bookmarked. A search for Ben Wittick (1845-1903), for example, retrieves 68 images by the photographer. Collection highlights include:
- Sitting Bull of the Custer Massacre (X-31384)
- Standing Holy, daughter of Sitting Bull, wearing jewelry (B-144)
- Red Tomahawk, who killed Sitting Bull (X-31680)
- Approach to Pueblo Acoma
- View in Pueblo Acoma, N.M.
- View in Apache camp, San Carlos River, Arizona
- View in Pueblo Acoma, New Mexico
- View in Pueblo Laguna, N.M.
- View in Pueblo Laguna, N.M.
- View in Pueblo Santo Domingo N. M.
- View in the aristocratic quarter of Oraibi Moqui
- Woman of Zuni & water olla
- Zuni maiden, daughter of Pa-lo-wa-ti-wa
- Beginning of the Snake Dance, Hopi, Arizona.
- Deserts of Our World: a literary adventure - Writing by Tony Hillerman, Terry Tempest Williams, Pat Little Dog, John Nichols, Linda Brookover and Philip M. Klasky. (OneWorld Magazine.)
- Desert Pleasures - "Devoted to desert wanderings in the Colorado Plateau."
- DesertUSA - Online travel and adventure guide to the desert regions of the American Southwest with information on plants & animals, geology & archeology, parks, monuments, recreation & wilderness areas of the North American deserts. Notable for Jim Bremer's Wildflower Reports. See Deserts in Bloom by Stan Sesser, Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2008 (with podcast).
- Dewey Trading Company - Collection of Pendleton blankets. Southwest Trails Blankets include Chihuahua Trail, Hopi Trail and Navajo Trail. Sales of blankets benefit charitable organizations.
- Discover Moab - Official website of the Grand County Travel Council. With information on accommodations, mountain biking, tour operators. See also Moab Information Site.
- Discovery Trail - With Information on trail in Utah and Colorado.
- Durango Mountain Resort - Colorado (formerly Purgatory).
- Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian - "One of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture...Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates." (Library of Congress.)
- El Dorado Hotel - Santa Fe
- El Rancho Hotel - Gallup. Located on the old Route 66 and now a National Historical Site, Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Kirk Douglas stayed here.
- El Monte Sagrado Resort - Taos boutique hotel
- Enchantment Resort - Sedona
- Encanta Resort - Santa Fe
- Escalante River Region (Utah)
- Canyoneering: The San Rafael Swell by Steve Allen, University of Utah Press, 1992.
- Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes in Southern Utah by Steve Allen, University of Utah Press, 1994.
- Canyoneering 3: Loop Hikes in Utah's Escalante by Steve Allen, University of Utah Press, 1997.
- Boulder Mountain Lodge
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
- Hell's Backbone Grill - Boulder
- Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 - Library of Congress
- FindArticles.com - Free online article-search service allows you to search for (and read) articles published over the last 1 to 2 years in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals. You can view publications by subject or by name.
- 5280: Denver's Mile-High Magazine
- Top of the Town - The best of Denver
- Best New Restaurants
- Frommer's USA - Includes sections on:
- Utah - Including Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
- New Mexico
- Colorado - Including Southwestern Colorado
- Gallup Independent
- Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial - Held annually in August
- Gallup, New Mexico
- Georgia O'Keefe Museum - Santa Fe.
- Geronimo: His Own Story - Part of the From Revolution to Reconstruction site.
- Geronimo Restaurant - Santa Fe
- Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu, New Mexico
- Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument - Silver City, New Mexico
- Goulding's Lodge - Monument Valley
- Go Utah: Utah Travel and Recreation Guide
- Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrums - Digital Library at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen. Has a page In English. There is a collection of early travel books and North American Literaure which you can search or browse. Among the digitized titles in the collection are:
- California Desert Trails (1919) by Joseph Smeaton Chase.
- Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah (1852) by Howard Stansbury.
- Exploratory travels through the western territories of North America (1811) by Zebulon Montgomery Pike.
- Life in the Far West by George Frederick Ruxton ( -1848). The narrative begins: "Away to the head waters of the Platte, where several small streams run into the south fork of that river, and head in the broken ridges of the "Divide" which separates the valleys of the Platte and Arkansa, were camped a band of trappers on a creek called Bijou."
- Narrative of the exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44 (1846) by John Charles Frémont.
- Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including of the Arkansas, del Norte, and Gila Rivers (1848) by W. H. Emory.
- Report of explorations in 1873 of the Colorado of the West and its tributaries (1874) by John Wesley Powell.
- South by West (1874) by Charles Kingsley.
- The heart of the Continent (1870) by Fitz Hugh Ludlow.
- The city of the saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California (1861) by Richard Francis Burton.
- Seven years' residence in the great deserts of North America (1860) by Emmanuel Henri Dieudonné Domenech (with Volume 2)
- The New Rocky Mountain Tourist (1878) by Joseph Gladding Pangborn.
- Grand Canyon Association
- Grand Canyon Explorer - With information on Mule Trips into the Grand Canyon
- Grand Canyon Field Institute
- Grand Canyon Flood! - PBS program about the release of water from the Glen Canyon Dam on March 26, 1996, which produced a man-made flood.
- Grand Canyon National Park - Official park information
- Grand Canyon River Running - Leonard Thurman
- Grand Circle - Located within the Four Corners area of the Southwestern U.S.lies America's largest concentration of National Parks. Routes, itineraries, maps.)
- Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) - Has a Southwest Trail Guide with sections on Arizona and Arizona National Wildlife Refuges. (Including Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness.)
- Handbook of Texas Online
- Handmade: Art from the Portal of the Palace of the Governors - Santa Fe, New Mexico. With list to artists in the 19 Pueblos. The jewelry made by Eugene & Georgia of the Santo Domingo Pueblo is notewothy for the quality of workmanship in the mosaic multi-colored earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
- Harvard University Open Collections Program - You can Search the full text.
- Reports of the President and the Treasurer of Harvard College (1903-1929) - Includes reports from the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology
- Harvey Leake
- Elders and Old-Timers: The Remarkable People of Kayenta's Past
- Heard Museum - Phoenix, Arizona museum has a "world-class collection of
Native American art, which includes the Fred Harvey Company collection of 19th and 20th century ceramics, baskets, jewelry and textiles as well as the 420-piece Goldwater Kachina Doll collection" as well as Documentary Research Collections. The online exhibition Inventing the Southwest: the Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art "interprets how Native American art in the Southwest was shaped in the first half of this century by the marketing and collecting activities of the Fred Harvey Company." Other resources include a Documentary Research Collections Guide and The Native American Fine Art Movement: A Resource Guide.
- Hermosa Inn - Phoenix
- High Country News - "A paper for people who care about the West"
[There are many variations in search terms and spelling. When searching, particularly in older literature, look for Moki, Moqui, Moquis, Orayvi, Orabai, Oreibas, Tusayan, Sikyatki, Awatobi, Thomas Keam, Keams Canyon, Antelope Mesa, Jeddito...]
- American Museum of Natural History - New York. The Library provides access to Online Catalog. The Collections Database provides access to over 50,000 (47,000 in 2009) images and catalog descriptions from the North American Ethnographic Collection. See pottery food bowl with a stylized image of a parrot, accession No: 1912-23, by Nampeyo.
- Arizona State Museum - Tucson. See Collections, Library, Archives, Ethnohistorical Documents, and AZSITE: Arizona Archaeological Site and Survey Database.
- Designs on Prehistoric Hopi Pottery - By Jesse Walter Fewkes. 78pp. Reprinted from the Thirty-Third Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1919. The full-text is available in pdf in Google Books and can be downloaded and printed. Harvard University owns the original copy signed by Fewkes. "Sikyatki pottery is "recognized as the most beautiful and elaborately decorated prehistoric pottery found in the Southwest.…a type of the most highly developed or golden epoch in Hopi ceramics" (p. 217). Winged figures predominate; many images provided starting on page 227 (30). Bibliography (Authorities Cited) is on p.284
- Field Museum - Chicago. Was known as the Field Columbian Museum from 1895 to 1909. The Apache Collection "is largely a representative collection of approximately 900 objects, most of which were obtained in Arizona in 1901 and 1903 by Charles Owen, a Museum curator. This material is supplemented by a large collection purchased from Fred Harvey in 1905." For resources see Library, Photography Collections, and Anthropology. Of particular interest is Fieldiana, available and searchable via the Internet Archive. "Fieldiana series has been published as Anthropological Series by Field Columbian Museum (1895-1909) and Field Museum of Natural History (1909-1943), and as Fieldiana: Anthropology by Chicago Natural History Museum (1945-1966) and Field Museum of Natural History (1966-)." Hopi-related articles include:
- Oraibi natal customs and ceremonies (1905) by H. R. Voth and others, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 6, no.2, Publication No. 97, February 1905, describes the Stanley McCormick Hopi Expedition.
- The Oraibi Powamu ceremony (1901) by H. R. Voth, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 3, no.2.
- The Mishongnovi ceremonies of the Snake and Antelope fraternities (1902) by George Amos Dorsey, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 3, no.3.
- The Oraibi Soyal ceremony (1901) - By George Amos Dorsey and H.R. Voth, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 3, no.1
- The Oraibi summer snake ceremony (1903) - By H. R. Voth and George Amos Dorsey, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 3, no.4
- The Oraibi Marau ceremony (1912) - By H. R. Voth and George Amos Dorsey, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 11, no.1.
- The traditions of the Hopi (1905) - By H. R. Voth and George Amos Dorsey, Fieldiana, Anthropology, v. 8.
- Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
- Hopi Tribe - P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039 (928-734-3000/3102 Fax: 928-734-6665). Benjamin H. Nuvamsa is the chairman of the Hopi Tribal Council, 1 Main Street, P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, Arizona, 86039 (928-734-3100). The Bureau of Indian Affairs Hopi Agency Superintendent is Wendell Honanie, P.O. Box 158, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 86034 (928-738-2228).
- The Hopi Indians - By Walter Hough, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Torch Press, 1915. Full text available through Google Books. "The Hopi enjoy a summer climate the temperature of which is that of Maine and a winter climate that is far less severe than the latter, since most days are bright and the sun has power. Even in the warmest season the nights are cool, and an enjoyable coolness is found by day in the shade. The dryness of the region renders it ideal for healthful sleeping in the open air. A pure atmosphere like that of the sea bathes Tusayan; no microbes pollute it with their presence and it fills the body with good blood and an exhilaration like wine." See also Hough's The Hopi Indian collection in the United States National Museum (1918)
- Nampeyo (Nampeo) - Hano.
- The Orayvi split: a Hopi transformation - By Peter M. Whiteley, Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 87, 2008, 1137 pages, 170 figures, 98 tables.
Issued March 3, 2008 (American Museum of Natural History Scientific Publications Library, Item 2246-5954.) Part II: The Documentary Record, pp. 843-1133, consists of primary sources
- Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology - Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Access is provided to Symbols, the the Peabody Museum's annual magazine. You can search Google at Harvard "a customized Harvard Google Book Search with "Find it at Harvard" links that search the HOLLIS Catalog especially efficient." Harvard Google Book Search provides full text access to a small number of volumes of the Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1904, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1922). See also catalog record for Records of Awatovi Expedition - 1935-1939 (inclusive). Antelope Mesa Expeditions.
Online Exhibitions include:
Rainmakers from the Gods: Hopi Katsinam,
Online Collections "provides access to the Peabody Museum's database for objects, paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs. The Peabody's Online Database offers access to over 300,000 records for which there are images." For example, a search for Hopi retrieves 1234 objects, and a search for Awatovi retrieves 2017 objects. [See especially the following accession numbers: 35-126, 36-121, 36-131, 37-111, 38-120, 39-97, 43-39.] Especially interesting are the mural paintings from Awotovi on Antelope Mesa. See Peabody accession numbers:
39-97-10/23111C (Smith/Ewing Figure 78b),
39-97-10/23108C (Smith/Ewing Plate F).
Search for photographs of people: Helen Claflin and Madeleine Amsden (2004.1.123.1.33).
Pottery bowls include: catalogue number
37-111-10/12521 from Kawaika-a;
43-39-10/25077 (Sikyatki Polychrome bowl with bird motif);
35-126-10/5573.2 (Zoomorphic potsherd);
- Hopi Parrot Tulip Vase by Jean Sahmie Nampeyo - Georgiana Kennedy Simpson, Twin Rocks Trading Post (Youtube video).
- Remembering Awatovi: The Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona, 1935-1939 by Hester A. Davis, Peabody Museum Press, 2009.
- Hopi Farmers - Nature Conservancy podcast, August 13, 2009. "Hopi farmers, David and Davis Pecusa, talk about the ways in which Hopi farming is different from modern industrial farming. Produced by John Biewen and Camille Lacapa for the series Five Farms." Interviewed on July 26, 2009.
- Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels - With a section on the Southwest. There are hostels in Taos, New Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona and Hurricane, Utah.
- Illustrating Traveler: Adventure and Illustration in North America and the Caribbean, 1760-1895 - Online exhibition offered by Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Library includes a section on Encountering Native Americans.
- Images of Glen Canyon - 21 photographs of the area flooded to make Lake Powell taken by Dr. C. Gregory Crampton. (Marriott Library, University of Utah)
- Images of the Southwest - University of Arizona Library
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - Albuquerque
- Inn of the Anasazi - Santa Fe
- Inn of the Governors - Sante Fe
- Insiders' Guides
- Intellicast Weather - With Four Corners weather reports for Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe and Mesa Verde National Park.Moab, Zion National Park
- Jemez Mountains Research Center
- Jim Janke's Old West Page - "Old West of this page is defined loosely as the legend and reality of 19th Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and anything and anybody associated with it, past and present."
- Julian Samora Research Institute - Latino research center located at Michigan State University, the JSRI offers a Working Paper Series, Statistical Briefs, Research Reports and an Occasional Paper Series. Asymmetry by Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Occasional Paper No. 16, discusses the asymmetrical relationship between Mexico in the U.S. in economics, heritage and culture.
- Kansas Collection - University of Kansas electronic text collection contains many full-text resources on the Southwest. Books of the Kansas Collection include Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest (1874) by Joseph G. McCoy, Campaign in New Mexico (1847) by Frank S. Edwards and Last of the Great Scouts (1899, 1917) by Helen Cody Wetmore.
- Karl Bodmer: Images and Life
- Keith Secola and Wild Band of Indians - Native musician. Provides RealAudio tracks for NDN Cars, Innocent Man, Fry Bread and nd Wazza Bat. (See Phoenix New Times article Indian Uprising for more about Secola and his band.)
- Keshi Zuni Collection - Arts & crafts from the Zuni Pueblo. Items for sale include traditional Zuni jewelry, fetish carvings and medicine bags.
- KJZZ 91.5 FM - Phoenix
- KNAU Flagstaff - Arizona Public Radio
- Earth Notes: Mai Richie Reed's Arizona Adventures
- L.L. Bean: Park Search
- Library of Congress Department of Prints & Photographs Online Catalog - Search records in the 30 collections of the Prints and Photographs Division. With Subject Index and All Text Search. This could be a rich resource for local history. A creator search, for example, for Jackson, William Henry will locate thousands of photographs of the southwest. The option to Display Images with Neighboring Call Numbers is useful to locate photographs from the same geographic area. There is also a Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (in two parts).
- Lillian Wilhelm Smith (1882–1972)
- Literary History of the American West - Texas Christian University. With Contents and Index.
- Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - Tucson
- Making of America - Digital library of nineteenth century books and journal volumes is "particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology" and is a good place to look for primary sources. This digitization project was undertaken at both the University of Michigan and Cornell University with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Search both collections; the Michigan collection consists of imprints between 1850 and 1877 and "currently contains approximately 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints." You can browse by subject, author, and title. The Cornell collection, which covers the period of 1840 - 1900 "provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles." You can browse periodical titles at Cornell and Michigan.
- My life on the plains. Or, Personal experiences with Indians by George Armstrong Custer
- An overland journey, from New York to San Francisco in the summer of 1859 by Horace Greeley
- The city of the saints, and across the Rocky mountains to California (1862) by Richard Francis Burton
- Mapping the National Parks - Library of Congress collection of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present offers Maps of Grand Canyon National Park.
- Maps of the Pimería: Early Cartography of the Southwest - Four centuries of maps of the region of Spanish colonial Mexico encompassing what is now southern Arizona and northern Sonora held in the Map Collection of the University of Arizona Library.
- MapQuest - Driving directions, maps and live traffic reports. (See also MapBlast, Map Finder, Tiger Mapping Service, U.S. Gazetteer, National Atlas.gov)
- Maricopa County, Arizona - Has information on Parks and Recreation. Lost Dog Wash Trail in McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Scottsdale won the American Society of Landscape Architects award for 2008 General Design Honor Award. "One of the best examples of environmental stewardship we've seen this year. The landscape architect is commended for reusing the plant material. The design is regionally appropriate and moves through the landscape with real restraint."
- Media Resources Center - University of California, Berkeley, has a bibliography of books and journal articles on Native Americans in the Movies, short descriptions of movies in Movies and Ethnic Representation: Native Americans and a list of Westerns in their collection.
- Medical Plant Images - Michael Moore, Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, Bisbee, Arizona. Over 1600 images and maps. With Index.
- Meeting of Frontiers - Library of Congress site is a "bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest." Has over 2,500 items, with over 70,000 images, from the Library's rare book, manuscript, map, prints and photograph, film and sound recording collections that tell the stories of the explorers, fur traders, missionaries, exiles, gold miners and adventurers that peopled both frontiers and their interactions with the native peoples of Siberia and the American West.
- Mesa Verde National Park - Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings and numerous mesa top villages in southwest Colorado built between AD 600 and AD 1300. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site. (You can stay on site at the Far View Lodge.)
- Millicent Rogers Museum - Taos, New Mexico
- Miraval Resort - Tucson, Arizona.
- Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert - Slides taken over a period of twenty years by James S. Griffith, a folklorist living in southern Arizona, show the major mission sites in the old Pimería Alta that can be visited today.
- Narrow Gauge Circle: A Chronicle of Colorado's Narrow Gauge Railroads - Includes photographs of 4X4 Adventures in the San Juan Mountains
- Moab Times Independent - Moab, Utah. See also the Canyon Country Zephyr, Jim Stiles' alternative newspaper.
- Mountain Men and the Fur Trade: Sources of the History of the Fur Trade in the Rocky Mountain West - With a Library of Western Fur Trade Historical Source Documents. Among the titles is Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans (1846) by Thomas James, which has considerable material on Santa Fe and the Comanche Indians.
- Mueller State Park - Colorado State Park has upscale cabins to rent. (800-678-2267)
- Museum of New Mexico Foundation - Among the field trips are offered by the Friends of Archaeology is one to Chaco Canyon, September 25-27, 2009.
- Museum of Northern Arizona - Flagstaff
- Hopi Iconography Project
- Ceramic Field Identification Manual: Agua Fria National Monument Project
- National Anthropological Archives - Located at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the NAA collections include 20,588 works of native art, mainly North American, Asian and Oceanic which are described in the Guide to the Collections of the National Anthropological Archives. The collection is searchable via SIRIS. Extensive images can be found in Kiowa Drawings, which include Fort Marion Artists, drawings produced by Kiowa men imprisoned at Fort Marion in the 1870s; Anthropological Illustrations, primarily of shields and tipis; a Pictorial Calendar, produced by Silver Horn (Haungooah), in 1904; Silver Horn's Target Record Book, which includes scenes of warfare, courting, personal dress, the Sun Dance, and stories of the mythical trickster figure, Saynday; and Twentieth Century Art by the Kiowa Five - Spencer Asah, James Auchiah, Jack Hokeah, Stephen Mopope, Monroe Tsatoke and, briefly, Lois Smokey, all of whom studied at the University of Oklahoma in the late 1920s. There are links to other Ethnographic Archives.
- National Archives and Records Administration - Valuable resource. A search for Wheeler-Howard Act retrieved a number of interesting items including scanned images of Sample Records from the Senate Subcommittee on Indian Affairs. A search for Bureau of Indian Affairs retrieved 77996 items.Photographs of the American West: 1861-1912 has 196 images including one of the William B. Douglas party with Navajo and Paiute Indians, celebrating their discovery of Rainbow Bridge, Utah, as they eat watermelon in Paiute Canyon, 1909. A search for Grand Canyon in the NAIL Digital Copies Search retrieved 178 results, including Maps Relating to the Activities of John W. Powell in which you'll find a large image of Panorama from Point Sublime and Grand Canyon at the Foot of Toroweap. (You could also try searching for works by other photographers - Timothy O'Sullivan, Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, and William Henry Jackson.)
- National Geographic - Searchable site, with archives has a number of resources related to the Southwest including Flight Over Four Corners. National Geographic Traveler also has an Online Archive.
- National Transportation Library: State DOTs
- New Mexico
- National Park Service - With links to parks in the Desert Southwest and the Rocky Mountain Region. Also organized by state including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah. Highlights include Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches and Carlsbad Caverns. Park Geology, (with site map) provides a Park Geology Tour organized by type (Basin and Range, Hot Springs, Fossils etc.).
- National Parks of the Southwest - Guides, maps, photos.
- National Public Radio Online - Provides a list of programs, many with online audio resources, Directory of NPR Stations and links to Talk Shows. In a two-part story Morning Edition host Howard Berkes reports on Reconciling Utah's Mountain Meadows Massacre about the 1857 Mormon attack on an Arkansas wagon train on its way through Southern Utah. Over 100 people were murdered, with the exception of at least 17 small children and the Mormon Church now is trying to reconcile with the descendents of the victims. (August 8, 9, 2000)
- National Register of Historic Places: American Southwest
- National Scenic Byways Online
- National Trust Historic Hotels - Listed by State. (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.)
- National Weather Service (NOAA)
- Arizona Weather
- Colorado Weather
- New Mexico Weather
- Uath Weather
- Native American Home Pages - Lisa Mitten
- Natural Resources Defense Council - With Site Index.
- Navajo Central Web Site - Has a section on Etiquette on the Reservation
- Navajo Nation Home Page - Official homepage of the largest Native American tribe in the Southwest.
- Navajo National Monument - "Preserves three of the most intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral puebloan people (Hisatsinom)." The Keet Seel / Kawestima
& Betatikin/Talastima cliff dwellings in Tsegi Canyon can only be reached by foot. Permits are required for Keet Seel, a 17-mile hike (limited to 20 hikers per day.)
Call to find out more about this hike (928-672-2700). "Betatakin guided hikes are available every day at 8:30 and 11 AM during the summer months and most days at 10:00 am (local time) from early September to late May. It is a three- to four-hour, five-mile ranger-guided tour." There are two free campgrounds. "Camping at Keet Seel is available for backpackers at a primitive campground, 1/2 mile from the ruins. Composting toilets are available and no campfires are allowed. Carry a stove if you wish to cook." See Navajo Administrative History for background. In Gallica, a digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, is the full-text of Preliminary report on a visit to the Navaho National Monument, Arizona by Jesse Walter Fewkes, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 50, 1911 (35 pages in all). Betatakin is described on p. 12, and Kitsiel (Keet Seel) on p. 16.
- Navajo Rugs of Hubbell Trading Post - National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona is administered by the National Park Service and houses one of the world's finest collection of Navajo rugs.
- Navtec Expeditions - Jeep tours, rafting in Utah
- Nevada Wilderness
- New Mexico Cultural Database
- New Mexico Department of Tourism
- New Mexico Digital Collections -
- New Mexico from a car window: Stuart Davis and the search for a modern American art - By Emily Ballew Neff, The Magazine Antiques 1 Oct. 2006, pp. 108-115.
- New Mexico Lodging Accomodations Directory - New Mexico Hotel & Motel Association
- New Mexico Magazine
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
- New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies
- New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs
- New Mexico Rail Runner
- New Mexico Restaurant Association - With Dining Guide, including Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
- New Mexico State Library - Has a Directory of New Mexico Libraries
- New Mexico's Digital Collections -"Digitized materials from libraries, archives and museums in New Mexico."
- Ben Wittick Photo Collection - 576 photographs, many depicting Navajo and Zuni culture.
- New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum - Las Cruces. Has a database of oral history interviews.
- New York Times: Books - Provides access to the most recent New York Times Book Review, reviews from the daily paper and a searchable archive of over 50,000 book reviews back to 1981. For example:
- The Reservation Is His Beat - Review by Verlyn Klinkenborg of Sacred Clownes by Tony Hillerman, October 17, 1993.
- Long May His Story Be Told - Review by Richard E. Nicholls of Inventing Wyatt Earp by Allen Barra, April 18, 1999.
- In a Barren Land by Paula Mitchell Marks - first chapter
- Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko - first chapter
- New York Times: Travel
- Taking Off From Tucson by Elizabeth Neuffer, January 31, 1988. The articles mentions Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tubac, Harwood Steiger Fabrics, Presidio State Historic Park, Tombstone, Gleeson, Bisbee, Saguaro National Monument, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, in the Coronado National Forest, Mount Lemmon, Nogales (Mexico), Patagonia, Sonoita, and the Stradling Museum of the Horse.
- On the Mesas of the Hopis - By Lois Essary Jacka, October 2, 1988.
- Northern Arizona University Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Image Database - There is a Finding Guide which provides descriptions and indicates which collections have been digitized. For example, the Philip Johnston Collection, with 245 images, documents life on the Navajo Reservation between 1895-1945. The 93 images in the Jo Mora Collection shows Hopi villages, dances, and daily life; ranching and ranchlife. (Jo Mora was a sculptor, painter, illustrator, muralist and author). The 57 color images in the John Harvey Butchart Collection show hiking trails of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and Little Colorado River.
- O'Farrell Hat Company - Durango, Colorado. Selected as the best cowboy hat by Forbes.com in 50 of America's Best.
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort - New Mexico
- Online Nevada Encyclopedia - "Multimedia resource produced by Nevada Humanities that incorporates articles, images, and interactive media to explore the landscape, people, and events that have shaped the Silver State's politics, economy, and culture."
- Other Means: the Art and Artists of Taos and the American Southwest - 28 works selected from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Accompanying these images are a brief history of the Taos Society of Artists and brief biographies of the featured artists.
- Otis R. "Dock" Marston Papers - Online Archive of California. Processsed and held by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Search their library catalog for Marston, Otis R. -- Archives. "Otis "Dock" Marston (1870-1978) was a noted river-runner and historian of river lore. A key participant in the opening of Grand Canyon to motorized navigation and an organizer of the 1960 jet boat run up through the canyon, he was also a leading historian of the Colorado and Green river basins."
- Outside Online - Provides access to full-text articles in current issue, recent back issues and back issues to February 1995. Outside Magazine articles related to the Southwest include Do the Javelina. Desert Riding: Tucson Arizona, May 2000, Special Report: The Wayward West, November 1995, Let There Be High Water by Hampton Sides, July 1996 and Desert Solitary: Five moonscapes where the flora is ancient, nights are starlit, and there is always a drought of people by Bob Howells, September 1996.
- Palace of the Governors - Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Photo Archives - Has a searchable online database of images
- PBS Onine - Has an A-Z Program Finder and a Search page. There are program links for History, Nature & Wildlife and Travel & Expedition. Examples of programs with southwest content include Cannibals of the Canyon, American Prophet: the Story of Joseph Smith, Hoover Dam, U.S. Mexican War, The West, American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation, Cadillac Desert, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Flood!, Tony Hillerman Q & ASanta Fe and Canyoning in the Southwest.
- Petroglyphs and Rock Paintings - John F. Campbell
- Phoenician - Scottsdale
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Phoenix Business Journal
- Phoenix New Times
- Pink Jeep Tours - Sedona
- Pueblo Cultural Center
- Pueblo of Zuni - Official site of the Zuni Tribe
- Radio-Locator - Search by state.
- Rancho de San Juan - Country Inn and restaurant in Espanola, New Mexico
- Rare Plants of San Diego County - Craig H. Reiser, April 1994. Arranged alphabetically by scientific name.
- Ray's Web - Ray Rasmussen's nature photography includes some spectacular shots of Utah and Chaco Culture.
- Recreation.GOV: Recreational Opportunities on Federal Lands - "Offers information from all of the federal land management agencies and allows you to search for recreation sites by State, by agency, or by recreational activity."
- Remembered Earth: New Mexico's High Desert - PBS
- Reports of the Secretary of War - Subtitled: With Reconnaissances of Routes from San Antonio to El Paso; Also The Report of Capt. R. B. Marcy's Route from Fort Smith to Santa Fe; and the Report of Lieut. J. H. Simpson [James Hervey Simpson (1813-1883)] of an Expedition into the Navaho Country; and The Report of Lieutenant W. H. C. Whiting's Reconnaisances of the Western Frontier of Texas, Executive Document No. 64, U.S. Senate, 31st Congress, 1st Session, July 24, 1850. Full-text of Harvard University copy bequeathed by Francis Parkman can be found in Google Books. Of particular interest is Journal of a military reconnaisance from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo country, made with the troops under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John M. Washington, chief of the 9th military department, and governor of New Mexico, in 1849, by James H. Simpson, A.M., First Lieutenat Corps of Topographical Engineers. The journal (pp. 55-168) includes several appendices and "seventy-five sketches and drawings of great interest and highly necessary to illustrate the report." Watson Smith describes Simpson as an "interested and careful observer" (p. 84, Kiva Mural Decorations at Awativiand Kawaika-a). The journal describes August and September 1849. "I also submit a number of sketches illustrative of the personal, natural, and artificial objects met with on the route, including portraits of distinguished chiefs, costume, scenery, singular geological formations, petrifactions, ruins, and fac similes of ancient inscriptions found engraven on the side walls of a rock of stupendous proportions, and of fair surface. (Simpson gives credit to his assistants, brothers R. H. Kern and E. M. Kern, for the maps and sketches). The plates begin on p. 251. See, for example, Color Plate #6, You-Pel-Lay, or the Green Corn Dance of the Jemez Indians, August 19th (1849). See also Navaho Expedition: Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navaho Country Made in 1849 edited and annotated by Frank McNitt, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press .
- River that Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain - Full-text of W. H. Calvin's river diary (Sierra Club Books, 1987) describing a two-week whitewater trip through the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
- Roadless Area Conservation - USDA
- Rocky Mountain Online Archive - "Information about archival collections in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming."
- Rocky Mountain Region Campgrounds - U. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. There is a Campground List. there are over 500 campgrounds in the 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands managed by the USDA Forest Service in Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming.
- Roswell Daily Record - Roswell, New Mexico
- Rough Guides to Travel
- Royal Palms Hotel and Casitas - Phoenix
- Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau - With information on Lodging (Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfasts) and Restaurants.
- Santa Fe Opera
- Santa Fe Pro Musica
- Santa Fe Public Library - Has a good collection of New Mexico and Southwest links, including New Mexico Mystery Authors.
- Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Santa Fe Film Festival - Held annually in late November or early Decmber.
- Savvy Traveler Radio Show - Offers archives of stories and RealAudio pieces with feature stories back to 1997. Southwest-related pieces include:
- Field Notes from the Grand Canyon: An Interview with Teresa Jordan
- A New Look at the Grand Canyon
- Anasazi Cliff Dwellings
- Salt Lake by Moonlight
- Desert Spring
- Exotic Treasure in Santa Fe
- Bringing the Music Outdoors (Dvorak River Expeditions, Desolation Canyon, Utah)
- Colorado Culture
- School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience - Santa Fe, New Mexico (505-954-7205). Founded in 1907 as the School of American Archaeology, it changed its name to the School of American Research in 1917. Southwest Crossroads: Cultures and Histories of the American Southwest is a dynamic, interactive, on-line learning matrix of original texts, poems, fiction, maps, paintings, photographs, oral histories, and films..."
Field Trips "range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days." The most recent three years of the Annual Review is also provided as is information on Native Artist Fellowships and Resident Scholar Fellowships.
- Sedona Arts Center - With information on the Oak Creek Theatre Company
- Sedona Online - With information on hiking trails and links to Hotels and Motels.
- The Shed - Santa Fe restuarant
- Sierra Club - Lists trips by state. Their 1998 Sprawl Reportgives Phoenix a dishonorable mention. Has chapters in Arizona, California,Colorado, New Mexico andUtah.
- Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art - Fort Worth, Texas museum houses a permanent exhibition of 56 paintings by Western artists, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
- Sipapu: The Anasazi Emergence into the Cyber World - By John Kantner an assistant professor in the Anthropology and Geology Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum - Site has over 4,000 online images which are searchable and browsable by subject (including The American West and Native American Life and Culture). Helios, the umbrella site for photography, offers American Photographs: the First Century with "over 175 photographs with details of many of the images, audio commentaries, curatorial discussion, personal captioning, and the ability to send digital postcards." Lure of the West, part of the Treasures to Go tour, offers "features sixty-four paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s by American artists fascinated with Indian and Hispanic cultures and the majestic landscapes of the western territories."
- Sonoran Desert: 5000 Square Miles of Silence - Expedition of photographer Jack Dykinga, writer Chuck Bowden and desert expert Bill Broyles on a four-wheel drive journey along El Camino Del Diablo through the August searing heat of the Sonoran Desert. From One World Journeys.
- Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
- Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance - The entire text of Wilderness on the Edge, their definitive description of the Citizen's Wilderness Proposal (House bill H.R. 1500), published in 1989, is available online with a Table of Contents.
- Southwest Area's Wildland Fire Operations
- Southwest Books of the Year - Tucson-Pima Public Library
- Southwest Parks and Monuments Association - Wth map, links to parks and a Bookstore.
- Southwest History and Culture Page - Publication of the Tucson Citizen
- Southwestern Anchaeology: An Ethnographic Look At Applied Scientific Practices In The American Southwest - "Gives voice to the human endeavors of many races and ethnicities, as well as to the cultural and historic preservation work of anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, and avocational research science enthusiasts."
- Southwestern Literature - Project of Tom Lynch's Southwestern Literature class at New Mexico State University.
- Southwestern Region National Forests
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest - Springerville, Arizona (520-333-4301)
- Carson National Forest - Taos, New Mexico (505-758-6200)
- Cibola National Forest - Albuquerque, New Mexico (505-346-2650)
- Coconino National Forest- Flagstaff, Arizona (520-527-3600)
- Coronado National Forest - Tucson, Arizona (520-670-4552)
- Gila National Forest - Silver City, New Mexico (505-38-8201)
- Kaibab National Forest - Williams, Arizona (520-635-8200)
- Lincoln National Forest - Alamogordo, New Mexico (505-434-7200)
- Prescott National Forest - Prescott, Arizona (520-771-4700)
- Santa Fe National Forest - Santa Fe, New Mexico (505-438-7840)
- Tonto National Forest - Phoenix, Arizona (602-225-5200)
- Santa Fe Opera
- Star Telegram: Faith, curiosity steer visitors to New Mexico's scenic Chimayó - Other stories from the Travel section include
- Santa Fe Special
- Give steep ski-trip prices the slip
- Meditations on the rim of the canyon
- Pile into the car and head for the City of Rocks (NM)
- Navajos' holy canyon cradles new life, ancient legends and ruins (Canyon de Chelly)
- Old-style New Mexico (Taos, Chama and Las Vegas)
- Telluride, Colorado
- Santa Rita Lodge - Madera Canyon, Arizona
- Smith Fork Ranch - Crawford, Colorado (970-921-3454)
- Southwest Electronic Text Center - University of Arizona Library. Titles include:
- Archeological Field Work In Northeastern Arizona. The Museum-Gates Expedition Of 1901 - By Walter Hough, Report of the United States National Museum for 1901, pages 279-358, 1902. With List of Illustrations and index.
- Indian Blankets and Their Makers - By George Wharton James, A. C. McClure, 1920.
- The Indians of the Terraced Houses - By Charles Francis Saunders, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.
- The Journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, From the City of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the Buffalo Plains of Texas, Kansas, and Nebraska By George Parker Winship, A. S. Barnes, 1904.
- Southwest Information Gateway
- Sunset Magazine - Has a Travel & Recreation section.
- Surveyors of the American West - Here you'll find William Henry Jackson's Diary While Photographing Along the Line of the Union Pacific RY (1869), Stereoscopic Views and Mammoth Prints as well as and Robert Brewster Stanton's Field Notes and Gallery. (Part of the New York Public Library Digital Library Collection.)
- Sybil & Ed's Excellent Vacation - Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Farmington, Taos. Description and photographs by Ed Buffaloe and Sybil Vosler
- Tall Timbers - Durango resort accessible only by train or helicopter
- Taos Art Museum
- Telluride, Colorado
- Texas State Historical Association
- Texas Tech University Southwest Collection - Special Collections Library
- Digital Collections
- Oral History Program - Browse by Name
- 20th Century New Mexico Regional Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement - Undergraduate thesis presented to the Texas Tech University Honors College and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program by Roxanna S. Cummings, April 2001. 101 pages.
- Through Our Parents' Eyes: Tucson's Diverse Community - Southwest Land, Culture, and Society program, University of Arizona.
- Tlaquepaque - Arts & crafts village in Sedona.
- Tracking Dinosaurs in our Parks - Discovery Channel visits 6 National Parks:
- The Badlands, S.D.
- Badlands (Day 2)
- Badlands (Day 3)
- Fossil Butte National Park, Wyo
- Fossil Butte (Day 2)
- Fossil Butte (Day 3
- Dinosaur National Monument, Utah
- Dinosaur National Monument (Day 2)
- Arches National Park, Utah
- Arches National Park (Day 2)
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
- Petrified National Forest, Arizona
- Petriried National Forest (Day 2)
- Traders: Voices from the Trading Post - Site includes history of the United Indian Traders Association (UITA), which was founded in 1860 for traders primarily on the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni reservations. There are over 40 Oral Histories, available in written transcripts or audio files, exhibits of trade goods, and a clickable Map of Reservation lands. (Northern Arizona University, Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Department).
- Tribal Leaders Directory - 243 page directory (pdf) provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Southwest region begins on p. 105. See also Tribal Leaders and Natural and Cultural Resources Personnel - Arizona (2007).
- Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
- USDA Forest Service - Has links to
Rock Mountain Research Station (RMRS) General Technical Reports, including From the Rio to the Sierra: An environmental history of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, RMRS-GTR-5, 1998 (440 pages);
National Forests by State including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Coconino National Forest, near Flagstaff and Sedona, offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Hiking trails include Fay Canyon, Boynton Canyon and Secret Canyon.
- University of Arizona Library - Has a list of Library Web Exhibits and provides access to their online catalog. Their Southwest Electronic Text Center has a number of projects which include the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, Borderman: the Memoirs of Federico José María Ronstadt and Tubac Through Four Centuries: An Historical Resume and Analysis by Henry F. Dobyns. It also provides access to selected articles from the Journal of Arizona History published quarterly by the Arizona Historical Society.
- University of Arizona Press
- University of Nebraska Press - Strong in the field of Native studies and history of the American West, the site is searchable and provides current and recent catalogs online.
- University of New Mexico Press - With Hot Picks, New Books, Recent Titles and access to the entire catalog in pdf format.
- U.S. Gazetteer - Place name search engine from the U.S. Census Bureau
- USDA Forest Service: Southwestern Region
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Field Offices: Southwest
- Utah Bureau of Land Management - Has a section for the BLM Moab Field Office which has a Janunary 16, 2001 announcement of New Travel Restriction in Moab Area, with maps.
- United States Bureau of Reclamation - Has a Dam & Resevoir Database, browsable by state, region, and name.
- Utah History Encyclopedia - 575 articles by over two hundred contributors on individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history. Edited by Allan Kent Powell and originally published by the University of Utah Press. You can also search the Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia.
- Utah Natural Resources - Utah Department of Natural Resources. Offers list of Utah State Parks.
- Utah Travel Council
- Valles Caldera National Preserve - New Mexico
- Virtual Birder - Has a section on Birding in Arizona.
- Virtual Landscapes of Texas - University of Texas at Austin.
- Voyage to Another Universe - Karen M. Strom's dense and heavily hyperlinked account of her 17 day trip through Arizona and New Mexico in 1994 is full of photographs, poetry and intelligent commentary. There is a Table of Contents. Strom maintains the comprehensive Index of Native American Resources on the Internet. (See also her Travels With Daniel and Thanksgiving in the Yucatan).
- War Over the West - From Time Magazine, July 16, 2001 Vol. 158 No. 2.
- Washington Post Travel Index - With many Southwest destinations. Also has Subject Index. Articles available include A Working Vacation (Bryce Canyon, Utah),In Utah, a Yurt Worth Falling For, Pachelbel's Canyon (Utah's Green River), Retro-Hip Trailer Park (Bisbee, Arizona), Hi-Yo, Silverton: Seriously Away (Silverton, Colorado), In Taos, Finding the Season's Missing Lynx and Between a Rock And a Heart Place (New Mexico's Gila Wilderness.
- The West - PBS site devoted to the 1996 documentary by Ken Burns and Stephen Ives. The site is searchable. Places in the West has locator maps with information about historic sites. Other sectioins include People in the West, Archives of the West, Events in the West and Tour the West.
- Western Films - Tim Dirks
- Western Governors' Association
- Western Folklife Center - With audio files of the 17th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (2001)
- Western Waters Digital Library - Provides "access to water-related resources regarding the Trans-Mississippi region of North America. The currently available resources include classic water literature, government reports, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and audio/video materials associated with the major river basins of the Western United States."
- Western Writers of America
- White Mountain Apache Tribe Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Division - With map.
- White Mountain Apache Tribe
- Wigwam Resort - Phoenix - "Focusing on a famous labor conflict known as the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, Benton-Cohen discusses the meaning of race in an area—including Wyatt Earp's Tombstone—whose promise of land and work drew seekers of all nationalities." August 2, 2009 [lecture, Georgetown Webcasts]
- Who Was American in the 1917 Southwest: An interview with Katherine Benton-Cohen
- Wood Plenty, Grass Good, Water None - Subtitled "Featuring Twenty-three days with Lieutenant Amiel Weeks Whipple in his 1854 exploration of the Upper Verde Watershed, emphasizing conditions of vegetation at that time and changes that have ocured since." A publication of the Juniper Institute which conducts and facilitates natural science research in the Pinyon Juniper Woodlands of the Southwest. (David Coblentz, University of Texas at El Paso)
- World Wide Web Virtual Library: Museums - Has links to U.S. Museums
- Yahoo! States:
- New Mexico
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