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D.J. O'Malley, cowboy poet, c. 1896 Theories and perspectives of peoples, events, literature and art are explored

Cowboy Songs and Singers: Of Lifeways and Legends Includes cowboy poetry, audio of authentic cowboy poets reciting cowboy poems, videos of cowboy poets and teaching resources.

Desert Documentary: The Spanish Years, 1767-1821, by Kieran McCarty.

Documentary Relations of the Southwest (DRSW) the Arizona State Museum's Master Bibliography and Index

Hispanic Folk Arts & The Environment: A New Mexican Perspective A collaboration between the Museum of International Folk Art and New Mexico CultureNet.

Journal of the Southwest articles from ten issues of the Journal important to realizing an understanding of this topic.

Mexico: from Empire to Revolution / México: del Imperio a La Revolución This bilingual digital resource explores Mexican history and culture through photographs taken by foreign photographers between 1857 and 1923. Displayed are images documenting the brief empire of Maximilian in the 1860s, ruins of ancient pre-Hispanic empires, Mexico's growth as an industrialized nation, and the tumultuous revolution that began in 1910. Curatorial comments, historical background, and a list of related resources provide context for the materials presented here. All images are from the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections.

Multicultural American West From Washington State University, this site is "intended as a space for the interactive exchange of ideas, information, and educational tools related to American West in multicultural and intercultural perspective."

Texas State Historical Association and Center for Studies in Texas History, The WEBB site: Texas Online History. Features The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

Through Our Parents' Eyes: History & Culture of Southern Arizona brings forward community members telling their own stories and family histories. For example:

A Traditional Future: Navajo Nation, from Indivisible: Stories of American Community. "Here in the Southwest desert, tribal leaders have helped revive sheep farming among the Navajo with the reintroduction of the Churro sheep, which were once widely raised by the tribe."

Voices of the Colorado Plateau "This multimedia oral history of the Colorado Plateau features stories from the wilderness region defined by the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and its dams, and the surrounding desert and mountains. Old-timers share memories of life on the range, on the reservation, and in town. Listen to accounts from denizens of the young city of Page, Arizona, a town built by workers on the Glen Canyon Dam, or from residents of Flagstaff, the trading hub of the timber-rich high country of northern Arizona. Don't miss interviews with Georgie Clark, famed rafting pioneer and Crazy Woman of the River, and Paul Begay, a Navajo storyteller. Or explore ruggedly beautiful places like Zion National Park, the sandstone-sculpted Coconino plateau, and the vast man-made playground of Lake Powell."