Charles F. Lummis, Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo

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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,

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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 missionaries and the scientific expeditions of John Wesley Powell. He also writes of

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Citation: Fleming, Robert E.. "Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001 [, accessed 29 February 2024.]

3611 Mesa, Canyon and Pueblo 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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