The American Southwest: A New History for an Ancient Land

Explore the art, history, and cultures of the Southwest, from ancient Native American homeland to contemporary multicultural mosaic. Learn about the 2,000-year-old ancestral Pueblo culture, and explore major archaeological sites—Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly—and their spectacular compounds, cliff dwellings, and intriguing petroglyphs. Learn about the historical communities of the Hopi and Zuni peoples, along with their Navajo and Apache neighbors. Topics include the impact of the Spanish arrival, the role of Anglos as settlers, the vibrant avant-garde arts scene of the 1920s and ’30s, and contemporary literary and art figures.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Greater familiarity with the art, history, and cultures of the Southwest
  • Knowledge of the 2,000-year-old ancestral Pueblo culture and major archaeological sites

Ideal for

  • Art and history buffs
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
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