The name Black Hawk permeates the built environment in the upper Midwestern United States. It has been appropriated for everything from fitness clubs to used car dealerships. Re-Collecting Black Hawk examines the phenomena of this appropriation in the physical landscape, and the deeply rooted sentiments it evokes among Native Americans and descendants of European settlers. Nearly 170 original photographs are presented and juxtaposed with texts that reveal and complicate the significance of the imagery. Contributors include tribal officials, scholars, activists, and others.
Pastoral and Monumental chronicles America’s longtime fascination with dams as represented on picture postcards from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Through over four hundred images, Donald C. Jackson documents the remarkable transformation of dams and their significance to the environment and culture of America.
By canoe, raft, and on foot, Tim Palmer explores the river from its highest spring to its industrial end. He writes about the people, about the shaping of the land, and the land’s inevitable shaping of the people—from afternoon visitors to eighth generation natives. Strip mining, land development, and recreation management are explored. Includes maps and sixty photographs.