southwestern United States

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Synonyms for southwestern United States

the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado

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About a dozen megadroughts struck the American Southwest during the 9th through the 15th centuries, but then they mysteriously ceased around the year 1600.
A small town in the American Southwest and its diverse denizens are the focal point of the three overlapping, intertwining stories of Chip Ward's sardonic, smart, and richly descriptive Stony Mesa Sagas.
Critique: Informed and informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, ""Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest" is an extraordinary and absorbing read from beginning to end and very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library American History reference collections in general and the supplemental studies reading lists of American Southwest history in particular.
Also described are the dangers associated with the administration of push-back to a racial hierarchy that was well-established in the American Southwest. Blanton also infers a glaring contradiction between the rich heritage and bleak future of Mexican Americans in the rural Southwest that drove Sanchez to affect the status quo.
Among her topics are the people and their arrival in the American Southwest, the puberty rite and women's responsibility in society, the powers and the place of the shaman in the religious environment, raid and warfare as practiced among the Apache, and the history from 1541 through the Civil War to reservations.
The exhibit offers work shot by the Eugene photographer while exploring the ruins of Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. The exhibit will remain on the walls through July 21.
From the story of one Virgin who successfully pursued a thief accused of stealing two slaves, to the evolution of slave thieves in other areas and the evolving face of capitalistic endeavors during the times, this offers a vivid portrait of American Southwest history and is a solid pick for any history holding seeking lively scholarship.
How this clan of Roman Catholic Hispanos became carriers of this mutation is the subject of a new book by Jeff Wheelwright: The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA tells Medina's tragic tale as well as the story of how one specific genetic marker could have made its way from Ancient Babylonia to the contemporary American southwest. Wheelwright joins Vox Tablet host Sara Ivry to talk about the resilience of the breast-cancer gene, and how the Jewish Diaspora can be traced by following the appearance of the gene around the world.
US wholesale insurance broker AmWINS Group said Thursday it has improved its non-standard automobile insurance capabilities through the acquisition of American Southwest Insurance Managers (ASIM), Excel General Agency and technology firm Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions.
The Anasazi of the American Southwest, the Maya of Mexico, and the first inhabitants of Easter Island are but a few examples of indigenous cultures whose demise was in part or entirely due to anthropogenic environmental degradation.
Williamson, co-founder of the New Mexico Herpetological Society and the first curator of birds and reptiles at the Rio Grande Zoological Park in Albuquerque, takes readers along on his journeys with his family and colleagues through the American Southwest and parts of Mexico to observe snakes, reptiles, and other animals.
Jaguars once roamed much of the American Southwest, but with the arrival of cattle ranchers in the 19th century, they had been hunted to extinction in the U.S.
University of Ozarks' Olivia Fisher was tabbed as the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week on Jan.
Together they go on a crime spree across the American Southwest, staging a series of elaborate and often hilarious cons.
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