We Call The Canyon Home: Indigenous Peoples of the Grand Canyon Region by Stephen Hirst

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Author: Stephen Hirst

Details: The story of the Grand Canyon extends well beyond the political and geographic boundaries that are shown on modern maps: we must understand the larger landscape and its histories to truly appreciate the canyon. -Richard M. Begay, Navajo Traditional Scholar

Long before the countless numbers of explorers, prospectors, railroad men and entrepreneurs came to explore and exploit the Grand Canyon, the canyon had a place in the lives of the many Southwest's American Indian people. Known today in National Park Service policy as Traditionally Associated Tribes, they share a long and deep historical, cultural, and spiritual connection to the land in and around the Grand Canyon National Park, and are profoundly invested in what happens here. As tribal representatives often say, "We have been here since time immemorial, we still are here, and we will always be here,"

 This book grew out of a genuine interest to better understand each of the Traditionally Associated Tribes and their relationship to the Grand Canyon. -Janet Cohen, Tribal Program Manager, Grand Canyon Nation Park

TRIBES: Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Las Vegas Tribe Paiute Indians, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, the Navajo Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Pueblo of Zuni, San Juan southern Paiute Tribe, and the Yavapai-Apache Nation. 

Paperback: 134 pages

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