Photographs documenting Hohokam canals, excavations of Hohokam houses, and the surrounding desert. A photograph dated 1968 is by E.E. Hertzog.
The Hohokam were an ancient peoples living in the Salt River Valley, possibly as early as 300 B.C. They were farmers who built an irrigation system of canals over 100 miles long, which forms the basis of the modern Salt River Project irrigation system.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-60
Copy prints made by United States Bureau of Reclamation, circa 1975.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Hohokam canals can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 3.
Additional photographs by the Bureau of Reclamation can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 32.
The libraries at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas hold additional photographs made by E.E. Hertzog for the Bureau of Reclamation.