- The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History
- America in 1492
- European Invasions and Early Settlement, 1500–1680
- Living in a Reordered World, 1680–1763
- The Age of Imperial Expansion, 1763–1821
- US Expansion and Its Consequences, 1815–1890
- Surviving in the Twentieth Century, 1890–1960
- The Indian Renaissance, 1960–2000: Stumbling to Victory, or Anecdotes of Persistence?
- Contemporary History: Native America in the Twenty-First Century
- The Great Lakes
- The Southwest
- The Plains
- The Pacific Northwest
- The South
- The Atlantic Northeast
- Indian Territory and Oklahoma
- The Great Basin
- Gender, Sexuality, and Family History: Naynaabeak’s Fishing Net
- Population, Health, and Public Welfare
- Native American Expressive Arts
- Collectors and Museums: From Cabinets of Curiosities to Indigenous Cultural Centers
- Indians in the Marketplace
- Intellectual History
- Treaties and Treaty Making
- Urban Native Histories
- American Indians in Popular Culture
- American Indians in World History
Abstract and Keywords
Few traveling between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Rio Grande valley realize that they are traversing one of the most significant American Indian migration and settlement corridors in the Southwest, a well-watered and fertile floodplain that served to link peoples of the southern Rocky Mountains and the San Juan River to those of the Jemez range and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Rio Grande, across some 300 miles. This chapter gives an overview of Pueblo (Tiwa, Tewa, Towa, Keres, Hopi, and Zuni), Apache, Navajo, and O’odham histories, and reveals a dual process of migration and place making across a millennium. The Southwest has a high variability in seasonal precipitation, and its peoples have demonstrated creative and adaptable cultures that allowed for movement to new locations and the creation of new homelands as a crucial aspect of their survival.
James F. Brooks, former President of the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of the award-winning Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship and Community in the Southwest Borderlands (2002) and editor of several other volumes including Small Worlds: Method, Meaning and Narrative in Microhistory (2008). He is currently at work on Mesa of Sorrows, a history of Awat'ovi Pueblo that seeks to understand a massacre that occurred among the Hopis in the year 1700.
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