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Carter Jones Meyer

I may have been born, raised and educated on the east coast, but my teaching and scholarly interests fall squarely on the West. I recently retired as a Professor of History at Ramapo College of New Jersey. At Ramapo I taught courses on late nineteenth and early twentieth century American history, with a specialty in the history of the American West and American Indian history. My scholarship focuses on early twentieth century New Mexico. For a number of years, I have been researching and writing about Edgar Hewett, archaeologist, educator and master promoter of New Mexico and the Southwest. He was involved in a wide variety of promotions of Southwestern history and culture, including archaeological excavations, art exhibitions, the Spanish-Pueblo architectural revival of Santa Fe, the recreation of the Santa Fe Fiesta and the promotion of Indian arts through the Southwest Indian Fair (known today as Indian Market).  His work tells us much about the process by which regional identity was constructed in early twentieth century America. 

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