Tucson Festival of Books

Restoring Indigenous Heritage

Join these two insightful authors for a profound discussion as they explore the preservation of the land and its people. Discover the connection between ecological sustainability, spiritual landscapes, and community well-being in a conversation that reaches beyond the border of time and tradition.

Daisy Ocampo

Daisy Ocampo (Caxcan) is an assistant professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino. Her research focuses on Native and public history as they intersect with Indigenous peoples, voices and community narratives....

Jared Orsi

Jared Orsi is professor of history at Colorado State University, specializing in environmental and borderlands history. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, he holds a master's from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison....

Peoples of a Sonoran Desert Oasis
Recovering the Lost History and Culture of Quitobaquito
Jared Orsi
Nature / Environment
University of Oklahoma Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780806192956
226 pages
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In the southwestern corner of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, on the border between Arizona and Mexico, one finds Quitobaquito, the second-largest oasis in the Sonoran Desert. More/less

Where We Belong
Chemehuevi and Caxcan Preservation of Sacred Mountains
Daisy Ocampo
Nature / Environment
University of Arizona Press
June 2023
ISBN 9780816541812
295 pages
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