The ONWARD Project Stories Website is a tool developed to help identify and gather stories connected to people in photographs related to the historic 1930’s Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition (RBMVE). After countless requests from different communities and individuals, The ONWARD Project has created a website that gives public access to some of the hundreds of images surrounding the Expedition. Our collaborators include the Museum of Northern Arizona, The Fowler Museum at UCLA, Explorer’s Club, Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College and University of New Mexico.
The ONWARD Project turns to the public in search of people with information, stories, or relationships to the Expedition and/or the area. With permission, these contributions will be incorporated into the greater storytelling project to better reflect the diverse perspectives surrounding the RBMVE and the landscape in which it took place.
We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest Spotlight… Corey Smallcanyon. He is an independent historian and genealogist who focuses on Native American research. Much of his work deals with the Navajo history, land, and its people. He is of the Navajo Nation coming from the Gallup, New Mexico area. He currently resides in Utah. […]
In our newest series, Native Artist Spotlight, we highlight Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and historians from all over the U.S. These artists will share their stories and knowledge through their preferred medium and through their own lens. As a resource for Native American history and education, The ONWARD Project is dedicated to amplifying Native […]
An Examination of the Legacy and Archives of the RBMVExpedition A note from Artist Hans Baumann… This project is the culmination of an approximately 18-month period in 2019 and 2020 studying the archives of the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition (RBMVE). The project is structured around my interactions with this data and places in the present […]
Visit the Stories Website now at: https://stories.onwardproject.org/#/ The ONWARD Project Stories Website is a tool developed to help identify and gather stories connected to people in photographs related to the historic 1930’s Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition (RBMVE). After countless requests from different communities and individuals, The ONWARD Project has created a website that gives public access […]
Allison Fischer-Olson, our Head of Research, published an article in The Southwestern Archivist, February 2020 newsletter, the publication of the Society of Southwest Archivists. Congratulations to Allison Hana Fischer-Olson for another successful publication! Click the link below to read it! https://societyofsouthwestarchivists.wildapricot.org/…
We are introducing a new segment to our newsletters, stories relating to recent news and matters of note within Tribal communities and around the country. Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Indian Market postponed until 2021: Curator Andrea Hanley Highlights Five Artists Curator Joe D. Horse Capture Highlights Five Artists to Watch from the Indian […]
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/onwardrainmv A little over a year ago, The ONWARD Project was accepted as a partner of The Arizona Memory Project (AMP), a wonderful gateway for public access to archival resources about the history of Arizona. Since then, I have worked to create a representative sample of The ONWARD Project’s archive, built up from material collected […]
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) 16th Film Festival was held at the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California on March 5-7, 2020. CEO/Director Elizabeth Kahn was invited to speak on a panel called “Tensions in Digital Heritage Inside and Outside Indigenous Collaborations” with colleagues Eric Hanson/BluePlanetVR and […]
This weekend we had the pleasure of attending “Sovereignty Expanded, Indigenous Geographies of the Contemporary American West”, at Pitzer College. Elizabeth Kahn spoke on a panel called “Narratives of Sovereignty” along with Terria Smith and Pamela Peters. We then experienced Hans Baumann’s exhibit: 5 Distillations (Salton Sea) at the Lezner Family Art Gallery on campus. We […]
Our Head of Research Allison Hana Fischer-Olson and Claire Louise were recently published as the cover story in The Public Historian February 2020 issue! They have worked so hard over many many months to create this insightful article chronicling The ONWARD Project’s work. Congratulations Allison and Claire! To read the entire article click the link […]