River Flowing from the Sunrise
River Flowing from the Sunrise
River Flowing from the Sunrise
James M. Aton & Robert S. McPherson

232 pages
Published: 2000

$28.95 paper
ISBN 978-0-87421-403-1

$18.95 ebook
ISBN: 978-0-87421-397-3

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River Flowing from the Sunrise

An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan

2000 Norris and Carol Hundley Award, American Historical Association - Pacific Branch

James M. Aton & Robert S. McPherson

Also by James M. Aton - The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green

Also by Robert S. McPherson - The Northern Navajo Frontier, 1860 - 1900, The Journey of Navajo Oshley, and Comb Ridge and Its People

The authors recount twelve millennia of history along the lower San Juan River, much of it the story of mostly unsuccessful human attempts to make a living from the river's arid and fickle environment. From the Anasazi to government dam builders, from Navajo to Mormon herders and farmers, from scientific explorers to busted miners, the San Juan has attracted more attention and fueled more hopes than such a remote, unpromising, and muddy stream would seem to merit.

Book Review The Western Historical Quarterly Spring 2002 / Michael A. Amundson