Today has been a day of new opportunities based in old connections. I got an email from an old boss/friend in Northern Arizona telling me about a job opportunity with the Grand Canyon Trust which set me brain off on a trip through mental memory files about my time there. Which brought me to Chris. He’s a photojournalist living in Tucson, AZ and his work is amazing. If you want to get a good feel for life down in the southwest, take a look.
I also had an amusing email exchange with my favorite prof this morning. He recently published another book entitled ‘Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place’. Fascinating read.
Quote: In traditional scholarship, Native Americans have been conspicuously absent from urban history. Indians appear at the time of contact, are involved in fighting or treaties, and then seem to vanish, usually onto reservations. In Native Seattle, Coll Thrush explodes the commonly accepted notion that Indians and cities-and thus Indian and urban histories-are mutually exclusive, that Indians and cities cannot coexist, and that one must necessarily be eclipsed by the other. Native people and places played a vital part in the founding of Seattle and in what the city is today, just as urban changes transformed what it meant to be Native.