The Formative Era (~2500 BCE – 250 CE) in the Americas was a time that featured widespread establishment of agriculture and large regional ceremonial centers accompanied by artistic styles used to present the most potent symbols of the diverse societies who
During the early postwar period, the US government increased its efforts to facilitate schooling for Diné youth to abate an economic disaster, as Diné lost war-related employment and faced hardships such as the blizzard of 1947-1948. “Emergency
Colorado’s San Luis Valley has a rich cultural history from the Clovis period all the way up to the modern era. Few archaeological sites in the region, however, preserve much evidence of repeated occupations over millennia. The Scott Miller site, in Rio
Because of the 1851 yellow fever epidemic, the Hia Ced O'odham were compelled to seek safety among their Tohono O'odham relatives. Ever since, the people known alternately as the "Areneños" and "Sand Papago" have endured the consequences of being regarded as
Join us for a special two-part mini-series featuring author Craig Childs and Hopi archaeologist Lyle Balenquah. While trekking through beautiful Southeast Utah, Craig and Lyle comment on the rich history of the Hopi people throughout the area while
This presentation examines sociologist Solon Kimball’s reports on Navajos in conversation with Milton Snow’s in the aftermath of the livestock reduction in the 1930s and into the 1940s. US Indian Commission John Collier intended to rehabilitate Navajo
In 1896, excavations in Room 28 in Pueblo Bonito made several extraordinary finds: 173 whole ceramic vessels, including 112 Chacoan cylinder jars, as well as hundreds of ornaments and copper objects. After discovering residues of cacao in cylinder jars in
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