Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
This list represents a selection of books on Indian arts, available at the Interior Library. 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.
ND1329.3 .I53 C74 2000 Indian summers: Washington State College and the Nespelem Art Colony, 1937-41 Creighton, Jeff, 1953-
E78 .C15 D18 2000 Indian basketmakers of California and the Great Basin: the living art and fine tradition Dalrymple, Larry.
E78 .N78 D38 Tongues & totems: comparative arts of the Pacific Basin; a comparison of Northwest coast Indian art with art forms of other cultures around the Pacific Basin, with special reference to the collection of the Alaska International Art Institute Davis, Starr.
E78 .N78 G8 Art in the life of the Northwest Coast Indians. With a catalog of the Rasmussen collection of Northwest Indian art at the Portland Art Museum Gunther, Erna, 1896-
E98 .T65 H3 Totem poles: an illustrated guide Halpin, Marjorie M., 1937-
E78 .N78 H587 1983 The box of daylight: northwest coast Indian art Holm, Bill, 1925-
E78 .N78 H59 1976 Indian art of the northwest coast: a dialogue on craftsmanship and aesthetics Holm, Bill, 1925-
E78 .N78 H6 Northwest coast Indian art; an analysis of form Holm, Bill, 1925-
E98 .A7 I6 Art of the Northwest Coast Indians Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-
E98 .T65 J66 2010 The totem pole: an intercultural history Jonaitis, Aldona, 1948-
E51 .C2 V.24 NO.7 The carver's art of the Indians of northwestern California Kelly, Isabel Truesdell, 1906-
E78 .C64 M47 2005 People of the river: native arts of the Oregon territory Mercer, Bill, 1960-
E78 .N78 W48 Arts of a vanished era Whatcom Museum of History and Art.
E78 .B9 W93 1999 Mythic beings: spirit art of the Northwest Coast Wyatt, Gary, 1958-