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Coverage for grant RZ-255760-17

Archaeology and Oral Histories along the Lower Gila River in Southwestern Arizona, 600-1830 AD
Aaron Wright, Archaeology Southwest

Grant details:

From the Gila River to Bears Ears, a renewed push to protect public lands in the Southwest (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Anton Delgado
Publication: Arizona Republic
Date: 4/22/2021
Abstract: News coverage of our field recording efforts on the lower Gila River embedded in larger discussion of landscape conservation in the West.

Culturescape of the Great Bend of the Gila (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Dyana Z. Furmansky
Publication: Desert Leaf
Date: 10/1/2022
Abstract: Where the Gila River sharply elbows past basaltic mountains and extinct volcanoes, the land is like a dry parchment that has been written on by the forebears of 13 sovereign tribal nations. Ak- Chin, Cocopah, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort McDowell Yavapai, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Fort Yuma Quechan, Gila River Indian, Hopi Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Tohono O’odham, Yavapai-Apache, Yavapai-Prescott, and Zuni trace their sacred past through a vast swath of geography known as the Great Bend of the Gila. Bumping up against about 300,000 acres of the Gila River valley, which is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are the exurbs of Phoenix and Yuma. Petroglyphs, potsherds, pit houses, trails, ball courts, villages, and canals that have endured for more than 1,000 years are there for any visitor to respectfully see. Or carelessly destroy.