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Geographic Facts • Region includes: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma • Rocky Mountain • Guadalupe Mountain • The Colorado River http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/wyoming/rocky-mountains http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Guadalupe+Mountains http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/misc/gc_coriv.htm
The US Census Population (2010) • 6.4M • 3.8M • 2.1M • 25.2M
The US Census Population 2010, Percentage Change in Population • Arizona –24.6% • New Mexico-13.2% • Texas - 20.6% • Oklahoma-8.7%
The Racial/Ethnic Make-up • Southwest
Famous Cities in the South West • Austin, Texas • Named after Stephen F. Austin • Also known as: City of the “Violet Crown,” for the purple glow after sunset http://www.austintxestates.com/wp-content/uploads /2010/06/Austin-texas.jpg http://pics2.city-data.com/city/maps/fr15.png
Famous Cities in the South West • Phoenix, Arizona • Home to 1,445,632 people • Large Hispanic population • The name Arizona comes from the Indian "Arizonac" which means "little spring” http://www.opentravelinfo.com/files/images/Phoenix-Skyline_0.jpg http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/arizona/images/s/phoenix-arizona.jpg
Percentage of Immigrants • 31.1% of the population of Texas are immigrants. • 28.1% of the population of Arizona are immigrants. • 2.8% of the population of Oklahoma are immigrants • 85.8% of the population of New Mexico are immigrants • The overall population for the South-West is 62.86% https://segue.atlas.uiuc.edu/uploads/hancho/ImmigrationMap2003.gif
Tourist Attractions • Aztec Ruins National Monument • Northern New Mexico • Buildings date back from the 11th to 13th centuries • Aztecs migrated to what is now South America around year 1300 • Leaving behind ‘ruins’ http://www.jqjacobs.net/southwest/aztec.html
Tourist Attractions • Agua Fria National Monument: • “A desert grassland extends across an extensive mesa cut by canyon walls and the Agua Fria River.” • In Arizona • Leopard frog • Garter snake • Desert tortoise • Blend of semi-desert Eco-systems http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4889112447_858b494100.jpg
Tourist Attractions • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: • In Texas • Rainbow-hued flint all around • Flint was used by Native Americans for spearheads Flint of the Quarries http://www.americansouthwest.net/texas/photographs700/flint2.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfl_alibates_20060726164737.jpg
Stories of the South West • EL MUERTO: A cowboy named Bigfoot fights Mexican gangs and Indian tribes • Aghost called El Muerto comes to haunt him, and stays close behind him http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-texas/ElMuerto.jpg http://d3ds4oy7g1wrqq.cloudfront.net/fantasticexpress/myfiles/el%20muerto%20poster.jpg
South Western Music • Blue grass music • Country-like music with folk spin • Banjo • Guitar • Fiddle • Other string instruments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alison_Krauss_MerleFest_2007_01.jpg Alison Krauss, a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass singer and fiddler.
South Western Food • Mexican and Hispanic food, spicy • Influenced geographically; near Mexico • Texas, “Tex-Mex.” mild; American & Mexican • Salsa, beans, chili, tacos http://www.mexican-food-info.com/UserFiles/Image/1_MF_1.jpg http://www.naturesbasket.co.in/nbblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mexican-food.jpg
Current Events • Illegal immigration from Mexico , disagreement • Americans are concerned about Mexicans coming to the United States • “They will take Americans’ Jobs unrightfully” • Did not earn their right to live there • 19th century to the early 20th century, left a negative legacy to start http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2001-2005_imm_rate_US.PNG
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