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.
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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 ContentsAcknowledgments 6
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