NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

Program Resources


Project

This workshop will emphasize experiential learning that supports academic inquiry, critical analysis, and reflection. The NEH participants will be asked to work as individuals or in groups on projects that are relevant and meaningful to them and that apply their understanding of the past and their current understanding of Pueblo history and culture to their particular educational setting. These projects will be aligned to national and/or state curriculum standards and may be formal lesson plans or projects that provide content for the classroom, including videos, interactive games, or oral histories. The projects will be uploaded to Crow Canyon’s learning platform.

2022 NEH Summer Institute Reading List

Detailed Reading List (organized by week)
**Note** This List is Subject to Change

Read Before the Institute

(note: books marked with “*” will be provided to participants at the start of the Institute):


Cabana, G. and J. Clark 

2011 Introduction: Migration in Anthropology, Where We Stand, in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration, edited by G. Cabana and J. Clark, pp 3-15. University Press of Florida, Tallahassee.


Catanach, S.V. and M. V. Agostini

2019 Toward the Center: Movement and Becoming at the Pueblo of Pojoaque. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by S. Duwe and R. Preucel, pp. 222-241. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 


Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

  2011 Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region [HTML Title]. Available http://www.crowcanyon.org/EducationProducts/peoples_mesa_verde/index.asp

Date of use January 2020.


Garcia, D. and K. F. Anschuetz

2019 Movement as an Acoma Way of Life. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by S. Duwe and R. Preucel, pp. 37-59. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 


Naranjo, T.

2008 Life as Movement: A Tewa View of Community and Identity. In The Social Constructions of Communities: Agency, Structure, and Identity in the Prehispanic Southwest, edited by M. D. Varien and J. M. Potter, pp. 251-262. AltaMira Press, New York City.


*Noble, D. G. (editor) 

2006 The Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press, 2006.


Preucel, R. W. and S. Duwe

2019 Introduction: Engaging with Pueblo Movement. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by S. Duwe and R. Preucel, pp. 1-36. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 


Tosa, P. and O. Seowtewa

2019 Commentary: Pueblo Perspectives on Movement and Becoming. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by S. Duwe and R. Preucel, pp. 254-260. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.


*Vivian, R. G. and B. Hilpert

2002 The Chaco Handbook: An Encyclopedic Guide. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Supplemental Readings by Week:

Week One (available at Crow Canyon or online to participants):


Brown, G. M., T. Windes and P. J. McKenna

2008 Animas Anamnesis: Aztec Ruins or Anasazi Capital? In Chaco’s Northern Prodigies: Salmon, Aztec, and the Ascendancy of the Middle San Juan Region after A.D. 1100, edited by P. F. Reed, pp. 231-250. The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.


Davis, M. E. and M. R. Connolly

  2000 Touching the Past. In Windows into the Past: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Guide for Teachers, edited by M. Elaine Davis and Marjorie R. Connolly, pp. 3–8. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.


Kantner, J. W. and K. Kintigh

2006 The Chaco World. In The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center, edited by S. H. Lekson, pp. 153-188. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.


Kendrick, J. W. and W. J. Judge

2000 Household Economic Autonomy and Great House Development in the Lowry Area. In Great House Communities Across the Chacoan Landscape, edited by J. Kantner and N. Mahoney, pp 113-129. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.


Ketchum, T. and P. Ermigiotti

 2000 Traditional Tools and Technology. In Windows into the Past: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Guide for Teachers, edited by M. Elaine Davis and Marjorie R. Connolly, pp. 75–83. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.


Lekson, S. H., T. Windes and P. J. McKenna

2006 Architecture. In The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center, edited by S. H. Lekson, pp. 67-116. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.


Lipe, W. D. and M. D. Varien

1999 Pueblo II (A.D. 900-1150). In Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Southern Colorado Drainage Basin, edited by W. D. Lipe, M. D. Varien and R. H. Wilshusen, pp. 242-289. Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, Denver.


Lister, R. H. and F. Lister

1987 Aztec Ruins on the Animas: Excavated, Preserved, and Interpreted. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.


Mills, B. J.

2002 Recent Research on Chaco: Changing Views on Economy, Ritual, and Society. Journal of Archaeological Research 10(1):65-117.


Reed, P.F

2008 Salmon Pueblo as a Ritual and Residential Chacoan Great House. In, Chaco’s Northern Prodigies: Salmon, Aztec, and the Ascendancy of the Middle San Juan Region after A.D. 1100, edited by P. F. Reed, pp. 42-61. The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.


Suina, J. H.

1992 Pueblo Secrecy: Result of Intrusions. New Mexico Magazine, January 1992.


Swentzell, R.

1990 Pueblo Space, Form, and Mythology. In Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture, edited by N. Markovich, W. Preiser, and F. Strum, pp. 21-29. Van Norstrand Reinhold, New York.


Tsuda, T. G.

2011 Modern Perspectives on Ancient Migrations. In Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration, edited by Graciela Cabana and Jeffery Clark, pp. 313-338. University Press of Florida, Tallahassee. 


Wills, W. H.

2009 Cultural Identity and the Archaeological Construction of Historical Narratives: An Example from Chaco Canyon. Journal of Archaeological Method Theory 16:283-319.

Week Two (available at Crow Canyon or online to participants):


Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

2001 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Field Manual [HTML Title]. Available: http://www.crowcanyon.org/fieldmanual. Date of use: 23 February 2020.


Lipe, W. D.

2010 Lost in Transit: The Central Mesa Verde Archaeological Complex. In Leaving Mesa Verde: Peril and Change in the Thirteenth-Century Southwest, edited by T. A. Kohler, Mark D. Varien, and Aaron M. Wright, pp. 262-284. Amerind Studies in Archaeology, J. A. Ware, general editor. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.


Minar, C. J. and P. L. Crown

2001 Learning and Craft Production. Journal of Anthropological Research 54:369-493


Ortman, S., L. Baxter, C. Graham, R. Lyle, L. Matis, J. Merewether, R. Satterwhite, J. Till

2005 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Laboratory Manual, Version 1 [HTML Title]. Available: http://www.crowcanyon.org/ResearchReports/LabManual/LaboratoryManual.pdf. Date of use: 23 February 2020.


Suina, J. H.

2019 Getting Accustomed to the Light. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by S. Duwe and R. Preucel, pp. 242-253. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 


Throgmorton, K., K. L. Hughes, S. C. Ryan, S. G. Fladd, R. Simon, S. R. Copeland, T. D. Wilcox, L. D. Webster, C. M. Fadem, and G. D. Coffey

2020 The Northern Chaco Outliers Project Permit Report for the State of Colorado, 2019: Archaeological Permit No. 73671. Electronic document, http://www.crowcanyon.org/ncop2019, accessed 29 January 2020.


Wilshusen, R. H. and R. Van Dyke

2006 Chaco’s Beginnings. In The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center, edited by S. H. Lekson, pp. 211-259. School of American Research, Santa Fe.