Charles F. Lummis: Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo

(336 words)
  • Robert E. Fleming (University of New Mexico)

Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo is considered the finest work of southwestern writer and photographer Charles F. Lummis. A thorough revision of his earlier study of New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California, Some Strange Corners of Our Country (1892), Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo examines the geography, history, and population of the region with an eye to their picturesque details.

Geographical features such as the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest are treated both from the viewpoint of science and for their effect on the human imagination. Lummis traces mankind's relationship with the Grand Canyon from the earliest Indian settlements, evident in prehistoric ruins, through exploration by Spanish …

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Citation:
Fleming, Robert E.. "Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=3611, accessed 24 April 2014.]


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