Photographs of the Navajo People and Monument Valley by Earl Waggoner

Photographs of the Navajo People and Monument Valley by Earl Waggoner

Award-winning photographer and California native Earl Chester Waggoner’s (1916-1990) permanent artistic influence remains to be seen today through his candid, richly-colored, and emotionally resonating photographs of the Navajo people of the Monument Valley area in Arizona. Earl’s background in sociocultural anthropology has been deposited into each vibrant photograph of his career, and his candid but… Continue Reading

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Throughout the course of the 20th century, code talkers played a huge role in the success of the U.S. military. Code talkers were military personnel who utilized obscure languages in order to communicate secret tactical messages during times of war. From the Cherokee code talkers who served alongside British soldiers during the Second Battle of… Continue Reading

Trips of Transformation: Visiting the Sedona Vortexes

Trips of Transformation: Visiting the Sedona Vortexes

Visitors to Sedona, Arizona report feeling at peace after visiting one of the Sedona vortexes that exist in various parts of the city. These centers of natural beauty are awe-inspiring to the spiritual sojourners who are drawn into their depths. The Sedona Vortexes are conducive to healing, self-exploration, and meditation, and we highly recommend a… Continue Reading

Native Americans in Film Today

Native Americans in Film Today

Since the early days of cinema, Native American actors have been given only a very specific spot in the limelight, often portrayed half-heartedly or as extras for a battle scene. Throughout the 30s and 40s and into the present day, Native Americans have advocated for their accurate portrayal. Here we contextualize the Native American actor… Continue Reading