Thank you for your interest in joining our webinar, "Untold Histories in Arizona's Copper Mining Communities - Women and Apache miners and other lesser known groups like Jewish miners," on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The webinar will run from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (MST), Arizona time.
Popular histories of early Arizona mining settlements often focus on the role of male prospectors, military men, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and those quintessentially Western pioneers who have inspired books, movies, and television series. Unfortunately, western women have not been fully recognized for the important and diverse roles they played in the formation of Arizona’s burgeoning industrial communities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many Apache men found work in the copper mines and associated communities in the east central region of Arizona. While many Apache integrated into Anglo American lifestyles and labor systems through mining, they were also able to retain aspects of their traditional culture and values. Yet, the diversity of the various people involved in the early Arizona copper mines influenced and were impact by the development of social norms, laws, and community regulations.BIOS:
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