Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
This list represents a selection of books on Hispanic American heritage, available at the Interior Library. They are arranged alphabetically by author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
N6530 .C6 A32 The architecture and art of early Hispanic Colorado Adams, Robert, 1937-
F320 .S75 H57 The Hispanic presence in Florida Balseiro, José Agustín, 1900-
F799 .B3 The Spanish borderlands frontier, 1513-1821 Bannon, John Francis, 1905-
F799 .B63 Spanish colonization in the Southwest Blackmar, Frank W. (Frank Wilson), 1854-1931
F802 .S5 B78 Paraje (de Fra Cristobal): investigations of a territorial period Hispanic village site in southern New Mexico Boyd, Douglas K. (Douglas Kevin)
E78 .S7 S68 NO.54 Comerciantes, arrieros, y peones: the Hispanos and the Santa Fe Trade Boyle, Susan Calafate
HD243 .N5 L36 1987 Land, water, and culture: new perspectives on Hispanic land grants Briggs, Charles L., 1953-
F801.2 .B87 New Mexico: gift of the earth Butcher, Russell D.
F864 .C3 1976 Padres and people of old Mission San Antonio Casey, Beatrice (Tid)
ND259 .R5 A4 2011 Diego Rivera: murals for the Museum of Modern Art Dickerman, Leah, 1964-
E169.1 .F37 1971 The Spanish heritage in the United States Fernández Flórez, Darío
F801 .F56 2005 Women of the New Mexico frontier, 1846-1912 Foote, Cheryl J., 1947-
F1229 .G47 1982 The north frontier of New Spain Gerhard, Peter, 1920-
F799 .H7 Hawikuh and the Seven Cities of Cibola; historical background study Holland, F. Ross (Francis Ross), 1927-
F801 .H68 New Mexico's troubled years, the story of the early Territorial Governors Horn, Calvin
E78 .S7 J64 Storms brewed in other men's worlds: the confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795 John, Elizabeth Ann Harper, 1928
E184 .S75 J69 2009 Hispanic reflections on the American landscape: identifying and interpreting Hispanic heritage = Reflejos hispanos en el paisaje americano: identificación e interpretación de la herencia hispana Joyner, Brian D.
F801 .K35 The fabulous frontier; twelve New Mexico items Keleher, William Aloysius, 1886-1972
F801 .K355 Turmoil in New Mexico, 1846-1868 Keleher, William Aloysius, 1886-1972
F797 .K47 The missions of New Mexico since 1776 Kessell, John L.
NA5230 .N6 K8 1973 Religious architecture of New Mexico; in the colonial period and since the American occupation Kubler, George, 1912-
F799 .L38 1980 The Southwest Lavender, David Sievert, 1910-
F804 .E4 L5 Culture of a contemporary rural community, El Cerrito, New Mexico Leonard, Olen E. (Olen Earl), 1909-
Z2681 .L48 1996 Library of Congress Hispanic and Portuguese collections: an illustrated guide Library of Congress
F799 .L76 Pedro Vial and the roads to Santa Fe Loomis, Noel M., 1905-
F801.2 .L86 1979 Haunted highways: the ghost towns of New Mexico Looney, Ralph
F312 .S67 1993 The Spanish missions of La Florida McEwan, Bonnie G. (Bonnie Gair), 1954-
F790 .A1 M85 2001 The multicultural Southwest: a reader Meléndez, A. Gabriel (Anthony Gabriel)
F1226 .O94 2000 The Oxford history of Mexico Meyer, Michael C.
KF5569 .M49 1984 Water in the Hispanic Southwest: a social and legal history, 1550-1850 Meyer, Michael C.
F802 .M38 P4 The Maxwell land grant Pearson, Jim Berry
F802 .M38 M66 2001 Translating property: the Maxwell Land Grant and the conflict over land in the American West, 1840-1900 Montoya, María E., 1964-
F799 .M795 The presidio: bastion of the Spanish borderlands Moorhead, Max L.
F802 .S22 M9 1993 Salinas Pueblo Missions: national monument, New Mexico Murphy, Dan
F801 .M39 M87 1983 Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell, Napoleon of the Southwest Murphy, Lawrence R., 1942-
F797 .R43 2001 Recording a vanishing legacy: the historic American buildings survey in New Mexico, 1933-today New Mexico Architectural Foundation
F870 .M6 N5 The old mission churches and historic houses of California; their history, architecture, art and lore Newcomb, Rexford, 1886-1968
E78 .N65 C8 NO.11 El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Palmer, Gabrielle G., 1938-
F797 .P545 2004 Roadside New Mexico: a guide to historic markers Pike, David, 1964-
F799 .P85 Spanish mission churches of New Mexico Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922
E184 .S75 R67 2002 Brown: the last discovery of America Rodriguez, Richard
F804 .E4 R8 A camera report on El Cerrito, a typical Spanish-American community in New Mexico Rusinow, Irving
E184 .S75 C66 2013 Comparative colonialism, the Spanish black legend and Spain's legacy in the United States: perspectives on American Latino heritage and our national story Sánchez, Joseph P.
F799 .S27 1980 The road to Cíbola Sauer, Carl Ortwin, 1889-
F804 .S2 S45 The Palace of the Governors Shishkin, J. K.
F799 .S59 1996 Coronado's land: essays on daily life in colonial New Mexico Simmons, Marc
F786 .S56 2001 Following the Santa Fe Trail: a guide for modern travelers Simmons, Marc
F1413 .S55 2005 Modern Latin America Skidmore, Thomas E.
F869 .S175 S54 1932 The Mission of San Antonio de Padua (California) Smith, Frances Norris Rand
E184 .S75 H57 2006 Hispanic heritage at the Smithsonian: a decade of Latino initiatives Smithsonian Latino Center
F817 .T8 M5 1971 Mission church and grounds: Tumacacori National Monument, Arizona Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
F797 .S83 Monuments of New Mexico Stewart, Ronald L.
F801 .S9 Seeds of discord: New Mexico in the aftermath of the American conquest, 1846-1861 Sunseri, Alvin R.
F802 .M38 M327 O. P. McMains and the Maxwell land grant conflict Taylor, Morris F.
E99 .P9 T47 Pueblos, gods, and Spaniards Terrell, John Upton, 1900-
E184 .S75 T63 2005 Translation nation: defining a new American identity in the Spanish-speaking United States Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
E78 .N65 S38 NO.13 The Mission of San Gregorio de Abó; a report on the excavation and repair of a seventeenth-century New Mexico mission Toulouse, Joseph H.
E123 .A22 Our own Spanish-American citizens and the Southwest which they colonized United States. Dept. of the Interior
F799 .A4 1991 Alternative concepts for commemorating Spanish colonization: Spanish colonization study, New Mexico United States. National Park Service
E184 .S75 A56 2013 American Latinos and the making of the United States: a theme study United States. National Park Service
KDZ76 .V2 The background of Hispanic-American law: legal sources and juridical literature of Spain Vance, John Thomas, 1884-1943
F799 .V4413 1976 The Dominguez-Escalante journal: their expedition through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico in 1776 Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre, d. 1792
BV2190 .W35 2002 Mission San Juan Capistrano: a place of peace Walker, Kathleen
E59 .C58 W43 2005 Bárbaros: Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment Weber, David J.
E184 .M5 W42 1973 Foreigners in their native land; historical roots of the Mexican Americans Weber, David J.
F799 .N48 New Spain's far northern frontier: essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821 Weber, David J.
F799 .W42 1992 The Spanish frontier in North America Weber, David J.
F319 .B7 W43 2007 Small park, large issues: De Soto National Memorial and the commemoration of a difficult history Whisnant, David E., 1938-
F801 .W7 New Mexico; a guide to the colorful state compiled by workers of the Writers' program of the Work projects administration in the state of New Mexico Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New Mexico.
NK824 .H67 1977 Hispanic crafts of the Southwest: an exhibition catalogue Wroth, William, 1938-
N6538 .H58 Y67 2001 Arte latino: treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Yorba, Jonathan, 1958-