Tony Hillerman News and Scholarship

This page features news, announcements, and scholarly articles about Tony Hillerman and Southwestern Literature. Visit often for updates, or subscribe to the RSS feed (below). Brief announcements and articles are also posted each month on the Portal FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/TonyHillermanPortal).

  • Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 4/7/2016

    Quite a few challenges accompany the process of writing encyclopedic entries for the eHillerman portal. We encounter fictitious locations, Navajo terminology...

    --DISC Staff (06/22/2020 - 07:58)

  • by Stephanie Mack, Hillerman Fellow
    Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 6/10/2016

    It was a historic moment in history on September 26, 2014: the Navajo Tribal Council approved a $554 million dollar...

    --DISC Staff (06/22/2020 - 07:49)

  • by Darcy Brazen, Digital Hillerman Fellow
    Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 7/31/2017

    One of my designated duties as a digital initiatives fellow involves the researching and writing authentic...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 16:09)

  • by Sophie Ell, Senior Digital Hillerman Fellow
    Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/1/2018

    As my last term as a Hillerman graduate fellow is coming to an end, and as I am wrapping up my last project...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 16:02)

  • by Darcy Brazen, Digital Hillerman Fellow
    Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/19/2016

    As a Master’s candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, working with Hillerman’s...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 15:58)

  • Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/1/2018
    The sun is out, but the air is cold, very cold. The Hillerman Project team of graduate fellows is back to work after a long and satisfying winter break. The...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 15:49)

  • Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/1/2018
    Autumn at the Tony Hillerman Portal hub was a vibrant season full of important and exciting events. The term opened with a new initiative for community outreach...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 15:41)

  • Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/19/2016
    Who is Jim Chee? A cop. A Navajo. A scholar. A healer. Unlike Joe Leaphorn, the confident lieutenant who is rational, calculated, and skeptical of traditional...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 15:37)

  • by Stephanie Mack and Sophie Ell
    Originally published on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 6/10/2016

    Tony Hillerman is well known for his ability to paint the majestic landscape of the American Southwest; however, the...

    --DISC Staff (06/02/2020 - 15:33)

  • Originally posted on Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, 8/19/2016

    In Hillerman’s 1980 novel PEOPLE OF DARKNESS, Jim Chee pursues a lead that takes him to Crownpoint Elementary School, the location of the Crownpoint Navajo Rug...

    --DISC Staff (06/01/2020 - 15:12)

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