Pueblo Indians of New Mexico (Postcard History Series)

Pueblo Indians of New Mexico (Postcard History Series)


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Beginning about 1900, tourism greatly increased in the American Southwest, chiefly a response to the combined promotional efforts of the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company. Postcard images of Southwestern Native Americans in particular became a mainstay of a widespread advertising campaign to promote the region to potential travelers. Postcards also quickly became popular with visitors as collectibles and for expedient communications with friends and family back home. In New Mexico, hundreds of published images portrayed the beauty of the Pueblo villages, as well as views of economic and domestic activities, arts and crafts, and religious aspects of the various Pueblo communities in the northern part of the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738548364
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/20/2008
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Featuring more than 220 vintage postcard images of New Mexico's Pueblo Indians from their personal collection, Tucson authors Paul and Kathleen Nickens offer a companion volume to their previous Arcadia book, Native Americans of Arizona. The selected views, along with associated narrative, reveal the early beginnings of a long-standing interaction between the Pueblos and tourism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Ancestral Pueblos     9
Rio Grande Pueblos: Northern Region     17
Rio Grande Pueblos: Central Region     39
Rio Grande Pueblos: Southern Region     67
Western Pueblos     79
Pueblo People     101
Early Railroads and Tourism     113
Bibliography     127

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