Friday, January 18, 2013
Photo: Heard Museum and Federal Immigration Building
The red tiled building is the Heard Museum, one of the leading museums of Native American art and culture in the country. I think its collection is far superior to the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
The white building in the foreground is a federal government building housing immigration offices and facilities. Immigration is a crucial part of Arizona culture, and, of course, Arizona was home to Native Americans and Latinos much earlier and for far longer than Arizona has been part of the USA.
There is a bit if irony that the federal government's immigration facility is across the street from a museum that showcases the culture of the peoples who land was taken the expansion of the USA.
This week we have photos showing what a Grand Canyon rafting trip is like, focusing on the camping experience, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.