American architect and designer. Raised in St Paul, MN, Mary (Elizabeth Jane) Colter graduated in 1890 from the California School of Design in San Francisco, then taught mechanical drawing at a St Paul high school and contributed to local Arts and Crafts societies as lecturer and craftswoman. These pursuits nourished Colter’s love of Native American art and the Southwest, interests also fostered by her first professional projects—the interior of the Indian Building at the Santa Fe Railway’s Albuquerque station (...
Underground ceremonial chamber of stone blocks and/or adobe bricks used by prehistoric and modern Pueblo Indians of the North American Southwest. By c.
G. Lola Worthington
Archaeological areas in eastern and southern North America reveal advanced mound building cultures from several different cultural phases. Around 1500