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“Society is like a stew. If you don’t keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.”

–Edward Abbey

Bibliography of Materials Currently Digitized by Lore of the Land and Collaborators

The following digitized and archived material resources are the foundation of the Loreoftheland.org web site. Resources continue to be added through Lore of the Land’s ongoing aural documentation programs and web site contributors.

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Estevan Arellano

Los Acequieros Resources contributed to Lore of the Land website

  • 20 hours of digitized interviews with mayordomos in the Taos area from 1990
  • 1,000 articles dealing with irrigation and traditional agriculture
  • 5 to 10 scanned historical documents from Spain about acequias
  • Thousands of digitized historic black and white and color photos

Lyle Balenquah

Interviews conducted through the Lore of the Land Aural History Program

  • Ms. Enei Begaye (Navajo/Tohono O’odham), Co-Director, Black Mesa Water Coalition
  • Ms. Candice Lomahaftewa (Hopi, Snow Clan, Shungopavi Village, Second Mesa), Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Black Mesa Water Coalition
  • Mr. Bob Lomadopkie (Hopi, Coyote Clan, Hotevilla Village, Third Mesa), Owner-Isvaki Art Gallery
  • Mr. William Talashoma (Hopi, Walpi Village, First Mesa), Flutist/Carver
  • Mr. Lyle Balenquah (Hopi, Greasewood Clan, Bacavi Village, Third Mesa), Archaeological Consultant
  • Various Hopi Traditional Songs
  • Various Natural sounds (water, bird songs, etc.)

William deBuys

Over 20 hours of audio interviews recorded in 2008 for a project called “The Great Aridness” which was funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship. Mr. deBuys interviewed experts from different fields to create a collective account of global climate change in the Southwestern region of North America.

1. Ed L. Fredrickson (1st)

July 2, 2008

Research Rangeland Scientist

Jornada Experimental Range

Las Cruces, New Mexico

2. Craig D. Allen

July 13, 2008

Research Ecologist

USGS Jemez Mountain Field Station

Los Alamos, New Mexico

3. Brian Hurd

Sept. 10, 2008


Dept. of Agricultural Economics

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico

4. Ed L. Fredrickson (2nd)

Sept. 10, 2008

5. Ricky Lightfoot

Sept. 23, 2008

President and CEO

Crow Canyon Archeological Center

Cortez, Colorado

6. Mark Varien

Sept. 24, 2008

Vice President of Programs

Crow Canyon Archeological Center

Cortez, Colorado

7. Julio Betancourt

Oct. 7, 2008

Senior Scientist

National Research Program

US Geological Survey

Tucson, Arizona

8. Jeffrey Dean

Oct. 8, 2008

Professor (Archaeology)

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

9. Dave Breshears

Oct. 8, 2008


School of Natural Resources

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

10. Peter Warshall

Oct. 9, 2008

Conservation Biologist

Tucson, Arizona

11. Tom Swetnam

Oct. 9, 2008


Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

12. Jonathan Overpeck

Oct. 10,2008


Institute for the Study of Planet Earth

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

13. Kathy Jacobs

Oct. 10, 2008

Executive Director

Arizona Water Institute


14. Connie Woodhouse

Oct. 10, 2008

Associate Professor

Department of Geography and Regional Development

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

15. Richard Seager

Nov. 4, 2008

Doherty Senior Research Scientist

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Columbia University

Palisades, New York

16. Chris Milly

Nov. 10, 2008

Hydrologist and Project Chief

Continental Water, Climate, and Earth-System Dynamics Project

US Geological Survey

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Princeton, New Jersey

17. Mark Muro

Nov. 24, 2008

Senior Fellow and Policy Director

Metropolitan Policy Program

The Brookings Institution

Washington, DC

18. Eric Blinman

Feb. 16, 2009


Office of Archaeological Studies

Museum of New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM

19. Dinah Bear

April 28, 2009

Former General Counsel

Council on Environmental Quality

Washington, DC

Roy Kady

29 interviews with Navajo about raising sheep, agriculture, and other traditional Navajo ways of life.

Roy Kady Tape 1

Location: Pinon Chapter House, AZ

Date Recorded: 3/20/2004

Performers: Pinon Spin off, Interview with Slow Foods

Roy Kady Tape 2

Location: Navajo Nation

Date Recorded: 12/30/2003

Performers: Daisy Ute, Mary K. Clah, et al.

Roy Kady Tape 3

Date Digitized: 8/26/05

Location: Navajo Nation

Performers: various

Roy Kady Tape 4


Location: Kady Sheep Camp

Performers: Mr. Kady, et. al.

Roy Kady Tape 5

3/28/2004 and 3/29/2004

Location: Bluff, Utah

Performers: Daisy Ute, Mary K. Clan, E. Black

Roy Kady Tape 6


Location: Teec Nos Pos, AZ

Performers: Navajo Earth Cake-including Hannah Howard, Ella Begay, Virginia Joe, Faye Tso, Robert Tso Jr., Mary K. Clan, Jerry Lansing, Sara Adakai, Imojene MacDonald, Marlene and Christian Adakai, Roy Kady

Roy Kady Tape 7


Location: Pinon, AZ

Performers: Piñon Spin off, Johnny Jack, Jim Keyes NCS reg. workshop

Roy Kady Tape 8


Location: Carrizo Mtn., Teec Nos Pos, AZ

Performers: Interviews with Tyra, Jay, and Robert

Roy Kady Tape 9


Location: Carrizo Mtn., Teec Nos Pos, AZ

Performers: Sheep butchering, interview with kids, blessing of meal

Roy Kady Tape 10

7/22/2004 and 7/25/2004

Location: Carrizo Mtn. Teec Nos Pos, AZ

Performers: Unknown

Additional individual interviews on Diné Sheep Culture and Navajo-Churro Sheep:

11. Tahnibaa Naataanii 39:52

12. Arnold Clifford 68:12

13. Evelyn White Poyer 36:20

14. Anderson Hoskie 43:44

15. Anderson Hoskie 34:27

16. Kenneth Nabahe 70:27

17. Trent Teegerstrom, presenter 12/3/06 38:10

18. Stella Mae Black 14:14

19. Colleen Biakeddy 6/16/07 8:08

20. Sam Cummingham & Peggy Miller 8:10

21. Cindy Dvergsten 12/13/06 38:40

22. Jay Begay, Jr. 24:39

23. Shearing, clipping sounds 1:54

24. Dr. Ruby, Fertility test, blood test 14:01

25. Judy Chism registering Navajo Churro sheep 2:56

26. TNP Chapter House livestock ranch workshop 10:53

27. Cindy

Dvergsten 12/13/06 58:04

28. Jay Begay, Presenter, grazing 8:35

29. Roy Kady Radio Program for Lore of the Land

Featuring Arnold Clifford 28:50

Enrique Lamadrid

Selected text, illustrations, and documents from the following books:

  • E. Lamadrid, Estevan Arellano, Amy Córdova. Juan the Bear and the Water of Life / La Acequia de Juan del Oso . Albq: UNM Press, 2008.
  • E. Lamadrid, Jack Loeffler, Tomás Martínez Saldaña. “El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.” English & Spanish Gallery Guides / El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Socorro, NM. Santa Fe: NM Dept of Cultural Affairs, 2005.
  • E. Lamadrid. Hermanitos Comanchitos: Rituals of Captivity, Redemption and Transculturation in the Indo-Hispano Folklore of NM. Albuquerque: UNM Press, 2003. Univ. of Chicago Folklore Prize 2004. SW Book Award 2005.
  • E. Lamadrid. Nuevo México Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland. With Miguel Gandert, Ramón Gutiérrez, Lucy Lippard, and Chris Wilson. Santa Fe: Museum of NM Press, 2000. SW Book Award 2001.
  • E. Lamadrid. La Música de los Viejitos: Hispano Folk Music of the Río Grande del Norte. With Jack and Katherine Loeffler, recordist and illustrator. Albq: UNM Press, 1999 and 2007.
  • Music and Culture on the Río Grande del Norte: the Juan B. Rael Collection of Hispano Folk Music. Washington, D.C.: American Digital Library, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center. (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ rghtml/rghome .html) Essays, biography, bibliography, discography, transcripts, translations, 8 hrs of sound files.

Jack Loeffler

Archives and radio series, with transcriptions of the interviews. Programming from the Loeffler Aural History Archive is continually added to the Lore of the Land. All of this programming is available for download free of charge under the Community Commons guidelines.

  • Loeffler Ethno Digitized Archives, over 900 digitized reel-to-reel tapes
  • Loeffler DAT Digitized Archives, over 400 digitized DAT tapes
  • The Spirit of Place, 1996, funded by the Roth Mott Fund

13 thirty-minute programs addressing relationship of indigenous culture to respective habitat;

  • Moving Waters: The Colorado Riv

    er and the West, 2002, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, 6 thirty-minute programs addressing the evolution of water use in the Colorado River;

  • The Lore of the Land, 2008, funded by the Ford Foundation and the New Mexico Humanities Council, 15 thirty-minute programs focusing on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the New Deal of the 1930s in New Mexico, and philosophical considerations concerning a path through current dilemmas in the Southwest;
  • Edward Abbey: A Self Portrait, 2008, funded by the Christensen Fund and the New Mexico Humanities Council, a one-hour program based on an interview with the late author conducted by his compañero, Jack Loeffler;
  • Aldo Leopold in the Southwest, 2008, funded by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the Christensen Fund;
  • Humanity in Motion, a two-hour sound collage focusing on ancient and modern trails, roads and railroads in New Mexico, 2009, funded by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Books-selected text, illustrations, and documents from the following books:

  • Headed Upstream: Interviews with Iconoclasts. Tucson: Harbinger House, 1989.
  • La Música de los Viejitos: Hispano Folk Music of the Río Grande del Norte. Enrique Lamadrid, with Jack and Katherine Loeffler, recordist and illustrator. Albq: UNM Press, 1999 and 2007. (including a 3-CD set)
  • Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey. Albq: UNM Press, 2003.
  • Survival Along the Continental Divide. Albq: UNM Press, 2008;
  • Healing the West: Voices of Culture and Habitat. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008.
  • Tesoros del Espíritu: A Portrait in Sound of Hispanic New Mexico. Bilingual publication with a 3-CD sound collage. Enrique Lamadrid, with Jack Loeffler, sound collage artist, and Miguel Gandert, photographer. Albq.: Academia del Norte, 1994.

A selection of Loeffler interviews conducted for the “Watersheds as Commons” Project:

Stewart Brand Writer, biologist

Freeman House Writer, watershed organizer

Gary Snyder Poet, essayist, environmental philosopher

Gary Nabhan Writer, ethnobiolist

William deBuys Writer, historian, environmentalist

Dave Hafner Bio-geographer

Dave Foreman Writer, grassroots environmentalist

Estella Leopold Paleo-botanist

Nina Leopold Geographer

Courtney White

Director, Quivira Coalition

Stewart Udall Former Secretary of Interior

Susan Flader Watershed thinker, Aldo Leopold scholar

Estevan Arellano Grassroots watershed organizer

Milford Muskett Navajo professor, environmental studies

Rina Swentzell Tewa Indian scholar

José Lucero Tewa Indian watershed scholar

Luna Leopold Ríos Colorado Y Grande hydrologist, deceased

William Swan Colorado River attorney

John Echohawk Director, Native American Rights Fund

Philip Tuwaletstiwa Hopi geodesist, scholar

Vernon Masayesva Hopi environmental activist

“Doc” Mayer NM rancher, Canadian River Watershed

Wanda Hughes 90 year old rancher, Clayton, NM

S.A. Bennett Resident Clayton, NM (Ogallalla Aquifer)

Sue Richardson Journalist, Clayton, NM

Loris Taylor Hopi radio producer

Roy Kady Navajo lore master

Florence Shepard Scientist, author

Mike Marshall Archaeologist

Fran Levine NM Water scholar, museum director

Herman Agoyo Tewa Indian historian

Carmella Padilla Writer, Hispano heritage specialist

Marc Simmons Historian, writer

Joe Sanchez Hispano scholar

Steven Fosberg Archaeologist

Alta Begay Navajo scholar

Harlyn Geronimo* Apache great-grandson of himself

Drummond Hadley Poet, rancher

William MacDonald Rancher

Ray Turner Ecologist

Warner Glenn Rancher

Sarah Schlanger Archaeologist

Lilian Hill Hopi scholar, environmental activist

John Roney Archaeologist

Camillus Lopez Tohono O’odham loremaster

Roberta Blackgoat Traditional Navajo, deceased

Daniel Kemmis Writer, political scientist

Howie Wolk Environmental activist

Jamie Pinkham Nez-Perce tribal scholar

Shonto Begay Navajo artist, poet

Fillman Bell Hiacite O’odham lore mistress

Angelo Joaquin Tohono O’odham loremaster

Danny Lopez Tohono O’odham loremaster

Millie Roanhorse Navajo lore mistress

Cipriano Vigil Folk musician, Hispano loremaster

Melissa Savage Biogeographer, Director of Four Corners Institute

Sarah & Leo Natani Traditional Navajos

Al Largo Navajo interpreter

Eulogio Ortega New Mexico Santero, philosopher

Annie Kahn Traditional Navajo storyteller, shepherdess, and fiber artist

David Brower Environmental activist, deceased

Alvin Josephy Writer, historian, deceased

Charles Wilkinson Author, environmental attorney, professor

Dave Robertson Bio-regional humanities professor

Martin Litton Writer, river-runner

Bruce Babbitt Former Secretary of the Interior

Floyd Dominy Former chairman, Bureau of Reclamation

William E. Brown Writer, retired NPS historian

John Cook Retired NPS Southwestern Superintendent

Patty Limerick Author, historian

Norris Hundley Author, Colorado River specialist

Patricia Mulroy Director, S. Nevada Water Authority

Anne Zwinger Writer, naturalist, river-runner

Charles Aguilar Hispano loremaster

Gwinn Vivian Archaeologist

Linda Cordell Archaeologist

Steve Lekson Writer, archaeologist

Additional interviews conducted by Native American Aural Scholars

These interviews have been conducted between 2004 and July 2010 with funding from The Christensen Fund and other sources, and are part of Lore of the Land Archives for incorporation into radio programs and the web site. All subject releases have been secured.

Lilian Hill, Hopi Interviews

  • Robert Lamadafkie
  • Loma Ishi
  • Michael Kabotie

Tessie Naranjo, Tewa Interviews

  • Gregorita Chavarria
  • Carol Naranjo
  • Albert Naranjo
  • Rina Swentzell
  • Tito Naranjo

Tessie Naranjo & Rina Swentzell, Puebloan Interviews

  • Porter Swentzell Santa Clara
  • Louie Hena Tesuque
  • Vickie Downey Tesuque
  • Joseph Suina Cochiti
  • Marie Reyna Taos
  • Albert Naranjo Santa Clara
  • Emily Martinez San Juan

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