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U.S. Senate Passes the STOP Act
Dear Friends, My message today is simple: Thank you. Last week, I highlighted the GoFundMe campaign to support Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm in Boulder, Utah. I described it as an essential element (ingredient?) of the ecosystem of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The campaig...
STOP Act Passes US House of Representatives
Dear Friends, An advocacy trip to promote the protection of the Great Bend of the Gila has me meeting with the Tribal Council of the Fort Yuma Quechan (pronounced “kwahtsahn”) this morning. I’m here with Tribal Outreach Fellow Skylar Begay. The Tribal offices are on the California side of...
“Now is the time to celebrate America’s public lands…”
Dear Friends, It would be interesting to ask today’s residents of cities in the US Southwest a simple question: “When was the last time you visited an archaeological site?” I predict many wrong answers. Many people would say “never,” and many more would try to recall when they last visi...
Tribal Elders and Leaders Share Information on How to Visit with Respect
Dear Friends, Archaeology Southwest wrapped up our 2020–2021 Archaeology Café series last Tuesday, and now we’ll be taking the summer off. (Not really. Our field school students show up soon.) The miracle of Zoom made for a successful and varied set of talks by Archaeology Southwest staff ...