Through a unique blend of imagery and sound, this website captures the complex oral traditions of Native American communities in the American Southwest. Songs are sung and stories told within the landscapes which inspired them. The tapes explore a world in which words and place possess symbolic and time-honored significance.
Welcome to this digital version of James F. Cooper's 1989 book, Places in the Sun.
Places in the Sun is an excellent addition to Through Our Parents’ Eyes architecture resources.
Our thanks go to Joe Cooper, James F. Cooper’s son, for granting us permission to create a digital version of his father’s book. Joe has a business in Tucson, Pueblo Home Inspection, and has been performing at The Gaslight Theater since 1983.
This website contains a digital version of the 1980 book, The South Corner of Time: Hopi, Navajo, Papago, Yaqui Tribal Literature. This book was previously published as Sun Tracks, An American Indian Literary Series.
Larry Evers, ed. The South Corner of Time.
Definitions alter over time, between people, and beyond borders. Landmasses change as physical and human forces exert pressure upon them. And a region is carved, molded, and defined by people in historical relation to it. In Defining the Southwest , we gather multiple visions of what the Southwest might entail. To quote Reed Way Dasenbrook, "What is the Southwest? For whom is it the Southwest? What is the Southwest southwest of?"
About the Defining the Southwest website
Founded by homesteaders, cowboys, and soldiers, Tucson's African American community has a long and proud history that has contributed much to Tucson's rich heritage. These pioneers built neighborhoods, established churches and businesses, and fought to end discrimination and prejudice. Their descendants are leaders today in business, education, government and the arts.