These projects were funded by the Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Strip field office and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. These projects focused on understanding and documenting Southern Paiute history and cultural connections throughout the region known as the Arizona Strip.

The first project which was funded solely by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was entitled,the Arizona Strip Cultural Landscape and Place Name Study. The study had five main objectives: (1) to provide an overview of American Indian Cultural Landscapes and their relevance for federal agency practices, (2) to describe the ethnographic, historic, and cultural bases for Southern Paiute communities’ access to particular sites within the Arizona Strip, (3) to identify Numic place names, trails, and stories associated with selected cultural landscape sites within the Arizona Strip, (4) to include descriptions of the cultural significance of natural resources and physical environmental features at selected cultural landscape sites, and (5) to determine the need for future studies based on gaps identified in the historic and ethnographic record.

The study is intended to serve as a foundation for identifying and managing Native American resources, cultural sites and cultural landscapes on the Arizona Strip. This work resulted in two volumes. The first volume is entitledYanawant – Paiute Places and Landscapes in the Arizona Strip Volume 1. The second report is entitledYanawant – Paiute Places and Landscapes in the Arizona Strip Volume 2, and it draws upon historical accounts, diaries, and oral histories to document Southern Paiute occupation and use of the Arizona Strip from the time of European and Euro-American contact until the middle of the twentieth century.

The second project was funded in 2011 by Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. This study served as a follow up to the 2005 reports. The second study focused on the Southern Paiute cultural response to the Little Springs volcanic eruption and subsequent lava flow, which occurred just south of Mount Trumbull around A. D. 1075.

In addition to the ethnographic reports produced for this collection, the following articles and book chapters were produced:

Stoffle, R. W., and M. Evans
1976 Resource Competition and Population Change: A Kaibab Paiute Ethnohistorical Case. Ethnohistory 23(2):173-197.

Stoffle, R. W., and M. Evans
1978 Kaibab Paiute History: The Early Years. Fredonia: Kaibab Paiute Tribe. Kaibab Paiute Cultural Heritage Series, #1.

Stoffle, R. W., K. L. Jones, and H. F. Dobyns
1995 Direct European Immigrant Transmission of Old World Pathogens to Nimic Indians During the Nineteenth Century. American Indian Quarterly 19(2):181-203.


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