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September/October 2001

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September/October 2001

Storylines America

In spaces as vast as Montana, book groups take to the airwaves.

By Tina Pamintuan

Volume 22, Issue 5

Tejon Ranch, Lebec, California.

©Kurt Markus, 2001

  • Features

    Watershed

    Seven states that share the waters of the mighty Colorado examine their heritage.

    By Paulette W. Campbell

    People of the Rivers

    Tribes of the Northern Plateau speak of creation stories and customs in their own language in a new exhibition.

    By Joanna Rudnick

    Write ’Em Cowboy

    Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.

    By Margaret Ford

    Excavating the Delta

    Bodies found in an ancient cemetery may yield new clues to Cambodia's past.

    By Miriam Stark

    The Temple and Its Poem

    A poem inscribed in Cambodia's most famous temple is being translated into English for the first time.

    By Rachel Galvin

    The Making of a Museum

    How a deal between a railroad financier and an Italian priest brought art to Baltimore.

    By William R. Johnston

    In Their Own Words

    From recessions to computers, changes upend the steel belt near Detroit.

    By Rebecca Webber

    Through the Eyes of Children

    A website looks at Milwaukee's history through the recollections of its Italian immigrants.

    By Lisa Rogers

    Images of Contentment

    Kensett's paintings of Long Island Sound evoke a simpler time.

    By Maya Dalinsky
  • Departments

    Conversation

    Outgrowing Myths

    Writer William Kittredge reflects on the passing of the Old West and the growing pains of the new with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris.

    In Focus

    Michael Bouman of Missouri

    Michael Bouman borrows the language of business but says his product is a changed human being.

    By Margaret Ford

    EdNote