Grand Staircase Escalante Cultural Landscape Study1
This report is a Southern Paiute ethnographic study of the Grand Staircase- Escalante NM. This is the first report of activities conducted by the University of Arizona regarding Kaibab Paiute ethnographic resources currently within the boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). The GSENM is a very large area that has been carved out of some of the most topographically and ecologically diverse lands in North America and contain a range of important Southern Paiute cultural resources and places. The Kaibab Paiute people were one of a number of Southern Paiute districts of the Southern Paiute nation who traditionally and aboriginally occupied and used the biotic and abiotic resources of this area.
This study details the physical, prehistoric, historic, and cultural ties between the Southern Paiutes and the GSENM. In addition, this report presents the current relations of Southern Paiutes to this cultural landscape and the ways in which resource appropriation from the past continues to impact expressions of power in the present.
In addition to the ethnographic reports produced for this collection, the following articles and book chapters were produced:
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.