Combining images from early masters and well-known fine art photographers with text and observations from noted writers, this is one of a kind book. The book provides stimulating perspectives on Santa Fe's transformation over the last 160 years. Reproduced to the highest standards, this landmark publication is companion to a major exhibition organized by Palace of the Governors Photo Archives to open at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe.
Semos Unlimited and New Mexico Highlands University have developed a New Mexico history anthology which is soon to be released. It is authored by various scholars. It was done as a topical anthology rather than a chronological book for two reasons. One is that Native American history really does not fit into a chronological telling of history. The second is that, with New Mexico's diversity of cultures, the members of those cultures need to speak for themselves. One author writing about these cultures would not be able to sense the deep culture that a native takes for granted. The book will come with a Teacher's Guide (by Georgia Roybal) on a disk. The Teacher's Guide contains the state content standards and benchmarks, a bibliography, charts/graphs/maps, suggested field trips, related music/ poetry/folklore/essays, periodicals, photos not contained in the book, suggested speakers, videos/movies/power points, web sites and worksheets (a crossword puzzle and study guide for each chapter) for each of the eight sections. Included in the disk will be some music, games and Power Points that relate to the sections.
‘The Return of the River: Writers, Scholars and Citizens Speak on Behalf of the Santa Fe River’ will be published this spring by Sunstone Press. Thank you so very much for contributing to this unique book. It is a collection of voices brought together out of faith and hope, a testament to the belief that language has the power to create meaningful change. Together we will begin to re-story the Santa Fe River and bring it back to life in the hearts and minds of our community.