Reexamining Curtis at the Arizona State Museum
Two truisms to live by—“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” This dichotomy of perception is never more pronounced than when the subject of Edward S. Curtis’s photography comes up. The famed photographer of the American West, who created iconic images of Native peoples at the start of the 20thcentury by photographing 80 tribes in more than 40,000 poses, has been both lauded and decried for the last 100 years. http://bit.ly/12ashty – Indian Country Today
Phoenix Schools Receive Grant to Share Regional History
If you flip through the pages of a standard high-school history book, you may notice something missing. (Or, at least, barely mentioned.) Take McDougal Littell’s “The Americans,” one of the most common textbooks on the subject. You’ll find nearly 100 pages on the Colonial era, but just a couple of paragraphs covering hundreds of years of mission life in the Southwest. http://bit.ly/15M0bq3 – Arizona Republic [Article Limit]
New Exhibit Celebrates the Legacy of Fred Harvey
Fred Harvey pioneered cultural tourism, the chain restaurant, and farm-to-table gastronomy. At the same time, he gave more than 100,000 young women steady employment in an era that limited their options to teaching or prostitution. As the railroads veined across New Mexico, a Harvey House emerged at every major stop. “Setting the Standard: the Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy,” a new addition to the exhibit “Telling New Mexico,” opens at the New Mexico History Museum on Dec. 7. http://bit.ly/1tC11cO – Albuquerque Journal [Survey-wall]
Celebrating Santa Fe Preservationist Socorro Aragón
In so many ways, Socorro Aragón is a bricklayer when it comes to preserving and promoting the Spanish history and culture of Northern New Mexico. http://bit.ly/1lCw6W4M – Santa Fe New Mexican
2015 Arizona Archaeology Expo Planning Meeting
The 2015 Archaeology Expo will be on March 7, 2015, in Yuma, at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. Join us for our next planning meeting for the Archaeology Expo. We will meet on Thursday, December 4, at Arizona State Parks in Phoenix at 10 am. For those of you who cannot make it to Phoenix, please let me know and I can send you a call in number so you can join us via teleconference. For additional information, please contact Kris Dobschuetz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-542-7141.
Reminder – Mimbres, Mesoamerica, and Macaws at Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café (Tucson)
On December 2, 2014m Dr. Patricia A. Gilman (University of Oklahoma, retired) will examine the ties among the three. We meet on the patio of Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave., Tucson. Enter through the restaurant. Presentations begin after 6:00 p.m. It is best to arrive before 5:30 p.m., as seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Archaeology Café is free, but guests are encouraged to order their own refreshments from the menu.http://bit.ly/1BGmg7w – Archaeology Southwest
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
An archaeologist at the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department will speak at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 North Market St., about Navajo cultural ties to the Anasazi, the early inhabitants of the Four Corners. William Tsosie, Jr., who received his degree from Fort Lewis College, will talk about how traditional Navajos see cultural affiliations between the two peoples. http://bit.ly/11FYQyu – Durango Herald
Lecture Opportunity – Phoenix
On December 3, at 7:30 PM, Kyle Woodson will present a Pueblo Grande Museum Lecture, Hohokam Pottery Production Areas and the Organization of Ceramic Production and Exchange in the Phoenix Basin at the Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to support public archaeology in Phoenix.
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
On December 18, archaeologist Allen Dart presents Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s 6 to 8:30 p.m. “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner at ULike Asian Buffet Restaurant, 330 S. Wilmot Rd., Tucson. He will discuss the introduction of agriculture to the Southwest and the irrigation systems that were developed here before anywhere else in North America. Guests may select and purchase dinner. There is no entry fee; donations will be requested. Seating is limited: Call 520-798-1201 and have your reservation confirmed before 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 17.