The ONWARD Project amplifies Native voices to inspire new understandings of history and place in the American Southwest. We tell the stories of the largest historic research program in the region and interrogate historic implications through art, technology and diverse perspectives.

In this second Graphic Narrative, we focus on Ray Garner, a young Expedition filmmaker, who carefully documented his days in journals throughout his time on the 1937 Expedition.


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Max Littlesalt: A Graphic Biography is an animated graphic biography built on a family’s oral histories.


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This website is seeking stories sparked by the photographs related to the historic 1930’s Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition. Our mission is to revitalize this history, story by story, in order to compile a more inclusive narrative of the past.


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Explore the four defining pillars of The ONWARD Project in detail, through Landscape, People, Digital and The ONWARD Project.


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