This course explores the natural environments and human geography of the Mexican-American borderland, a binational and bicultural region. Examines settlement, boundary issues, ethnic subregions, population change, industrial development, and urban growth.
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We're located in Hayden Library, Labriola Center, 2nd floor and Luhrs Reading Room, 4th floor. Click here for library hours.
Philip Decker, an American photographer, documented the lives of Mexican farm workers while crossing the border and in Arizona. The goal of his project was to highlight the fact that the majority of “illegal aliens” are not criminals but hard working people who contribute to America’s economy.
Tribes directly affected by the U.S. Mexican Border: Pascua Yaqui, Yaqui in Mexico, Tohono O'odham, Tohono O'odham in Mexico, Cocopah, Pima,Gila River, Akimel O'odham, Pai Pai, Kumeyaay, Lipan Apache, Jumano-Apache, Quechan, TIgua, Kickapoo, Mescalero Apache, and Hualapai.
Database for journal articles on various topics dealing with American Indian Nations. Covers the history, life and culture of native North Americans. Indexes works from the 16th century to the present, including monographs, essays, journal articles, government documents, historical and ethnographic books, and dissertations.
Project documents the lives of undocumented students, known as dreamers, who have, and are currently, pursuing a more inclusive US immigration policy. These students have captured the public attention for the extensive social and political movement that they have built on college campuses around the U.S.
The Ralph Cameron Oral History digital collection originally resides as an audio tape collection in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, on the second floor of Hayden Library. The call number for the collection is LAB LO-1. The series of 7 interviews with Ralph Cameron interviewed by his son Leroy Cameron discuss education at both Phoenix Indian School and Sherman Institute in Riverside, California, World War II military exploits, community activities, speaking to his grandchildren, and children's stories. A small portion of the interview is in the Maricopa language.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.