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AKA-260429-18
Growing the Heart of Texas: Exploring the Role of Mexican Americans in Food Production and Rural Communities
Gabriela Zapata, Texas A & M University, College Station

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AKA-260429-18

Growing the Heart of Texas: Exploring the Role of Mexican-Americans in Food Production and Rural Communities (Web Resources)
Title: Growing the Heart of Texas: Exploring the Role of Mexican-Americans in Food Production and Rural Communities
Author: Gabriela C. Zapata
Abstract: This website provides information about the project, links to the instructional materials created (syllabi and sample units), and other useful resources.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://bit.ly/HeartTexas

Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (Exhibition)
Title: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy
Curator: Humanities Texas
Abstract: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” an exhibition created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the early 1970s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. The exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. Poster for the exhibit is included in the website for the grant.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://bit.ly/HeartTexas


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