College of Liberal Arts

Historian Discusses Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest

Thursday Nov 19, 2009 8:00 PM | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Salon B

The Department of History presents a talk "Selling the Southwest: Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest, 1868-1940" by Erika M. Bsumek, associate professor of history.

Bsumek's talk will chronicle how the tourist industry influenced what it meant for something to be called "Indian-made" and how such meanings changed the lives of Navajo weavers and silversmiths. She is currently working on an environmental history of the American West titled "The Concrete West: Engineering Society and Culture in the Arid West".

Please RSVP by Nov. 18 to Courtney Meador, 512-471-5491.

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