« What is probably one of the mostsignificant projects in the history ofWestern Indians is in its first stagesiilong the lower Colorado river near Par-ker, Arizona. Last September, 24 Hopifamilies moved from their barren mesahomes in northern Arizona to establishwhat is hoped will be the nucleus of amuch greater colony of Hopi and otherIndian tribes who are finding it impos-sible to produce sufficient food in theirtraditional homelands. Dama Langley<;oon will report to DESERT readers theprogress they have made to date.• Richard Van Valkenburgh is not con-fining his interest these days to arche-ology and Indian lore. At Tucson he is
The Arizona Nightingale,
tabloid about people and things in south-ern Arizona. There's a little bit of verse,
lot of humor, sprinkled with history,travel notes and miscellaneous news inthe personal Western style." Lon Garrison, who wrote Hard RockJihorty yarns in DESERT several yearssnd for whom various writers have beenpinch hitting, took up his new dutiesFebruary 20 as assistant to Superinten-dent Harold C. Bryant, at Grand Canyonnational park. He transferred from assis-tant superintendent position at Glaciernational park. Previously he had servedat Sequoia and Yosemite national parks,Hopewell Village national historic site.He is a native of Iowa, a graduate ofStanford and has taught school in Alas-ka. Lon is a free lance writer for outdoorpublications.
Green Corn Indian fes-tival, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mex-
May 3—Green Corn ceremonial, TaosPueblo, New Mexico.May 4—Pioneer May Day, TwentyninePalms, California. Parade, "mid-way," barbecue, horse events, enter-tainment.May 4-5—Food Fair, Shrine auditorium,Phoenix, Arizona.May 4-5—Ramona Outdoor play, Hemet,California. Starts 2:45 p. m. (Firstperformances, April 27-28; lastweekend, May 11-12.)May 4-June 28—Fifth annual exhibitionof gems and jewelry made by mem-bers of Los Angeles lapidary society,main art gallery Los Angeles Muse-um, Exposition Park. Daily free ad-mission. Evenings of May 4-5 only,exhibition of lapidary equip'tnent.May 8-11—Festival of art and music,Boulder City, Nevada.May 18-19—First annual show of Impe-rial lapidary guild and ImperialValley gem and mineral society, Le-gion Hall, El Centro, California.
Volume 9MAY, 1946Number 7COVER
PALM CANYON, near Palm Springs, California.Photo
Prize winning photos
Wage Earner—The Navajo MustChoose,
your desert knowledge
Rare Gemstone of the AncientsBy JOHN HILTON 10
Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 12
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KimbroughBy MARY MARGARET HUNTINGTON
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When Hawaiians Came to the Utah DesertBy CHARLES KELLY 17
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By Jalopy Through the 'Sweepings of the World'By RANDALL HENDERSON 23
Notes on May Bloom 28
Country Cousins of the DandelionsBy MARY BEAL 29
Comment from Desert readers 30
Here and There on the Desert 31
Gems and Minerals—Edited by ARTHUR L. EATON 37
Current news briefs 44
Amateur Gem Cutter,
Just Between You and Me,
Pueblo Indian World, and other reviews
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