Ian Record is Senior Lecturer for American Indian Studies Department at the University of Arizona. I inadvertently discovered his 2008 book while shopping at Petroglyphs in the Lost Barrio.
The full title is Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle For Place. I was instantly drawn to it because, according to the book’s jacket, it promised to reveal a new and in depth understanding of a proud people who once inhabited all of a large, rugged landscape the Western (aka San Carlos) Apaches call Arapa, a place that has great meaning for them still.
Moreover, the book’s jacket promised to enlighten me as to the history and culture of a people who once flourished in a place within Arapa that Ms. Karen & I consider one of Southern Arizona’s premier treasures: Aravaipa Canyon. Read More