Journal of the Southwest

This journal publishes articles, essays and reviews regarding the Greater Southwest history, folklore, politics, borderland studies, anthropology, and more.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer

Land of (Re)enchantment: Tourism and Sacred Space at Roswell and Chimayo, New Mexico
The myths and legends of New Mexico spring from its very soil. --NEW MEXICO TOURIST AD By 1922, the year he would turn thirty-seven years old, British author and world traveler D. H. Lawrence was exhausted spiritually and emotionally. While he...
Land Use, Looting, and Archaeology in Chihuahua, Mexico: A Speculative History
The present state of archaeological resources forms the baseline for thinking about the past. Archaeologists tend to think in terms of what they encounter on or ha the ground, or in collections. The way in which archaeological resources reached their...
Letters from Eighteenth-Century Sonora: Father Segesser Writes to His Family in Switzerland
At the very end of the seventeenth century a ten-year-old boy in Lucerne, Switzerland, decided to become a Jesuit missionary saving souls in faraway lands. He was inspired by the missionary success of St. Francis Xavier in India and Japan in the sixteenth...
The Other Arizona, Redux
In 1871 an O'odham war party slipped north of the Salt River and attacked a group of Yavapais below Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mountains. The Pimas killed most of the adults but took the children captive, including a little boy named Wassaja. They...