Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, Pecos National Historical Park; Village of Tyuonyi and Talus House of the Bandelier National Monument.
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures
Explore their Stories in the National Park System


Credits

The Places Reflecting America’s Diverse Cultures Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The itinerary features units of the National Park System that preserve and tell the stories of the diverse peoples who have played a role in American history, most of which are identified in the National Park Service Park History Program thematic index of national parks associated with various ethnic groups at http://www.nps.gov/history/history/categrs/index.htm. The itinerary uses registration information on historic places in the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections and National Park Service websites and brochures for units of the National Park System. The National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections archives are kept at 1201 Eye St., NW, Washington, D.C. and are open to the public. Much of the collection is online, particularly for the units of the National Park System that are included in this itinerary.

Carol Shull, Interim Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places and Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service, developed the concept for the itinerary, edited it, and managed its production. Dr. Alan M. Kraut, historian and professor at American University, wrote the essay “America, the Nation of Nations.” Mr. James A. Percoco, historian and teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia, wrote the essay “Divided We Stand: Markers of Conflict and Change on the Landscape.” Dr. Robert Sutton, Chief Historian of the National Park Service and manager of the Park History Program, wrote the essay “The National Park Service: Preserving the Places and Stories of America’s Diverse Cultural Heritage.” Cynthia Jarrin, Seth Tinkham, and Cassie Ward wrote most of the content and selected many of the photos. Brittany Bowers, Elizabeth R. Morse, Rebecca Reese, Zachary Lifton, and Zachary Siegel contributed written material, editorial comments, and wrote some site descriptions. Units of the National Park System featured in the itinerary and their staffs provided a number of images and other information. Kristin Roberts, Katherine Orr, Jennifer Jablonsky, Zachary Siegel, Matthew Klein, James Nelson, Nancy Bazar, Emma Byrnes, Adam Rubin, Tomas Ramirez, Thomas Hardej, Elizabeth Morse, Brittany Bowers, Mae Maginnis, and Alex Knabe also assisted in the preparation of the itinerary while serving as graduate and undergraduate student interns for the National Park Service Heritage Education Services. Cassie Ward programmed the itinerary into the template. Hyejung Kwon designed the original computer template for the itineraries as the practicum for her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) at George Washington University’s School of Business, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Kathryn Warnes, contractor with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, has adjusted the template.

Christine Messing and Stephanie Massaro, contractors with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers with the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, assisted with the National Register nomination research. Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks staff provided very valuable advice and assistance in the development of the itinerary.

The itinerary was produced with the support of the National Park Service's Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources and Science; Jon Smith, Assistant Associate Director for Heritage Preservation Services; Bryan Mitchell, Chief, Heritage Preservation Services; Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks; Robert Sutton, Chief Historian and Manager, Park History Program; Ronald C. Wilson, Chief Curator and Manager, Park Museum Management Program; and Richard O’Connor, Chief, Historical Documentation Programs.

Homepage Photo Captions:
Banner 1: “Nuestra Herencia-Our Heritage” mural by Carlos Flores at the Chamizal National Memorial, courtesy of the National Park Service; players at Preservation Hall entertain an audience, courtesy of rickz on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Banner 2: Statue of Liberty at Dusk, courtesy of the National Park Service Digital Archives; Caribbean dancers perform at the Annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration, courtesy of National Park Service; Jackson Square, New Orleans, courtesy of James Nix/Nomadic Pursuits on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Banner 3: Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde, courtesy of the National Park Service; Suzie McGowan, a Mono Lake Paiute, stands in a meadow near Yosemite Falls with her baby Sadie in a cradle basket on her back, courtesy of National Park Service; Sitka National Historical Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; Banner 4: Col. John Gibbon and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, courtesy of the National Park Service; The Battlefield at Pea Ridge, courtesy of the National Park Service; Banner 5: Reenactor at Fort Larned National Historic Site, courtesy of the National Park Service; Historic photo of the north wall of Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; Eskimo women from the village of Shishmaref, courtesy of the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection; Banner 6: Capt. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., of Washington, D.C., climbing into an Advanced Trainer, Tuskegee, Alabama; Brooks Range, courtesy of the National Park Service, Christy Spletcher; Banner 7: View of the Cedar House, Courtesy of the National Park Service; John Brown, courtesy of the Library of Congress, 2009633567; Hawaiian woman performing traditional Hawaiian carving at the Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, courtesy of the National Park Service; Banner 8: children in traditional garments at Effigy Mounds, courtesy of the National Park Service; Chalmette National Cemetery, courtesy of NCPTT Media; Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, courtesy of Charles Henry, Flickr’s Creative Commons; Banner 9: John Brown Fort, courtesy of the National Park Service; Rosa Yearout at the annual commemoration at the Big Hole National Battlefield; Fajada Butte at Sunset at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; Banner 10:“Five Beauties” Tule Lake Unit, courtesy of Library of Congress; Japanese shrine in the Manzanar cemetery, courtesy of Daniel Mayer
on Wikicommons; Banner 11: George Washington Carver, courtesy of the Library of Congress; Castillo de San Marco reenactors, courtesy of Daniel Schwen from WikiCommons; Banner 12: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde, courtesy of the National Park Service; Painting of Juan Bautista de Anza at the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico, courtesy of the National Park Service.

Banner Photo Captions:
Col. John Gibbon and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, courtesy of the National Park Service; view of Tallapoosa River from Horseshoe Bend, courtesy of The National Park Service; “The Immigrants” outside Castle Clinton, courtesy of melanzane1013 through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Tumacacori National Historical Park, courtesy of John Menard through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Geronimo Portrait, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administrator; headdress (war bonnet) of the Nez Perce, courtesy of National Park Service, Museum Management Program; three Portuguese “mill girls,” Courtesy of the Library of Congress through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Locomotive 119 Winter Steam Demo, courtesy of the National Park Service; Mill and Boarding House at Lowell National Historical Park, courtesy of JIpapple through wikimedia’s creative commons; internees at Manzanar worked in a variety of professions as illustrated in this photograph by Ansel Adams, courtesy of the National Park Service; remembering Manzanar, courtesy of Jason Hickey through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch, courtesy of the National Park Service; view of the Lower Cliff Dwelling at Tonto National Monument, courtesy of National Park Service, photos by Rex Lavoie; Mindioka Internment National Historic Site coop store of block 30, courtesy of the National Archives; Montezuma Well, courtesy of Dan Shouse on Flickr; eskimo women from the village of Shishmaref, courtesy of the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection; Seperntine Spring at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve courtesy of The National Park Service through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Salinas Missions National Historical Park, courtesy of Patrick Gibbons through Flickr’s Creative Commons, whitman Mission National Historic Site, courtesy of Glenn Scofield Williams through Flickr’s Creative Commons, Pecos National Historical Park, courtesy of Jennifer L. Sovanski through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Shiloh National Military Park courtesy of Kevin King through Flickr’s Creative Commons; George Washington Carver seated with the institute’s faculty and staff, courtesy of The Library of Congress; Mount Washington Tavern, Fort Necessity, courtesy of the National Park Service; Robert S. Yellowtail, courtesy of the National Park Service, view of San Diego with Cabrillo National Monument in the foreground, courtesy of SD Dirk through Flickr’s Creative Commons; interior of a reconstructed earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages, courtesy of rscottjones on Flickr; “Nuestra Herencia-Our Heritage” mural by Carlos Flores at the Chamizal National Memorial, courtesy of the National Park Service; The Oaks was the home of the Tuskegee Institute founder, Booker T. Washington, courtesy of the National Park Service; Sitka National Historical Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; Mission San Jose at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, courtesy of The National Park Service; Pecos National Historical Park also preserves the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, courtesy of the National Park Service; Village of Tyuonyi and Talus House of the Bandelier National Monument, courtesy of the National Park Service through Bandelier National Monument’s Flickr; Suzie McGowan, a Mono Lake Paiute, stands in a meadow near Yosemite Falls with her baby Sadie in a cradle basket on her back, courtesy of National Park Service; Yosemite Falls, courtesy of tychay on Flickr; Fort Scott National Historic Site, courtesy of National Parks through Creative Commons; looking out from Glacier Point in Yosemite, courtesy of smif on Flickr; Chief Looking Glass as photographed by the US Army in 1877, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration; Nez Perce dress, courtesy of National Park Service, Museum Management Program; Beacon Hill at dusk, courtesy of Michael Krigsman on Flickr’s Creative Commons; plants and animals in Everglades National Park, courtesy of Ha Ree on Flickr’s Creative Commons; bears at Katmai, courtesy of Pam Link on Flickr’s Creative Commons; hallway at Fort Barrancas, courtesy of Grauke on Flickr’s Creative Commons; aerial image of the Lincoln Memorial, courtesy of D.O.D., Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Air Force; aerial view of visitor center, West Ruin, and Great Kiva, courtesy of the National Park Service; Fort Jefferson on Garden Key at Dry Tortugas National Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; players at Preservation Hall, in New Orleans, entertain an audience, courtesy of Rick Z. on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Statue of Liberty at dusk, courtesy of the National Park Service Digital Archives; sunset at the Everglades National Park, courtesy of Aditi on Flickr’s Creative Commons; soldiers wait in trenches at Petersburg, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, Mathew Brady; Monroe School, a National Historic Landmark and the site of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, courtesy of the National Park Service and National Register of Historic Places; Padre Island National Seashore Sand Dunes, courtesy of the National Park Service; blockhouse at Fort Larned, courtesy of the National Park Service; Hopewell Mounds from the Mound City Group, courtesy of Herb Roe on Wikimedia Commons; Alibates flint rock, courtesy of the National Park Service; C&H Warehouse No.1, courtesy of the National Park Service; Gila Cliff Dwellings, courtesy of the National Park Service; Boy Carver Statue, courtesy of the National Park Service; seven riders on horseback and dog trek against the background of Canyon de Chelly, 1904, photo by Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of the Library of Congress; foggy morning sunrise in Big Cypress National Preserve, courtesy of Bill Swindamen on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Gloria Dei Cemetery, courtesy of Michael L. Dorn on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial; courtesy of the National Park Service; view of Kalaupapa from look-out, courtesy of J. Shyun on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Civil War re-enactors at Richmond National Battlefield Park, courtesy of the National Park Service; view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights, courtesy of Beverly Vealach on Flickr’s Creative Commons; the Noatak River winds through a glacial valley, courtesy of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (AK/RO/02893); view of the Cedar House, courtesy of the National Park Service; the Natchez passes in front of Jackson Square and the Saint Louis , courtesy of Jeffrey K. Edwards on Flickr’s Creative Commons; re-enactors at the African Burial Ground National Monument, courtesy of the National Park Service; children in traditional garments at Effigy Mounds, courtesy of the National Park Service; women at Tule Lake, courtesy of the Library of Congress; female re-enactor at Fort Larned, courtesy of the National Park Service; male re-enactor at the Roger Williams National Memorial, courtesy of the National Park Service; re-enactor at Fort Matanzas, courtesy of the National Park Service; Fort Point at the Golden Gate National Recreational Area , courtesy of Appalachian Encounters on Flickr’s Creative Commons; Thurgood Marshall, courtesy of the National Park Service; Timucuan National Ecological and Historical Preserve, courtesy of the National Park Service.


List of Sites Page Side Panel Photo Captions:
View of the Cedar House, Courtesy of the National Park Service; Second Lt. Henry O. Flipper of the Tenth U.S Cavalry, courtesy of the United States Military Academy through Creative Commons; this historic 1881 house is a stop on the Carver Nature Trail, courtesy of the National Park Service; the natural beauty of Katmai National Park and Preserve, courtesy of whaledancer99 on Flickr – Dawna Raven; Eskimo women from the village of Shishmaref, courtesy of the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection; a cavate is only accessible by ladder, courtesy of the National Park Service through Bandelier National Monument’s Flickr; Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, courtesy of the National Park Service; Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, courtesy of the National Park Service; “Five Beauties” Tule Lake Unit, courtesy of Library of Congress; Manzanar Relocation Center Auditorium, courtesy of the National Park Service; Slater Mill on the Blackstone River, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, photo by Forest J. Handford, Wikimedia Commons; three Portuguese “mill girls,” Courtesy of the Library of Congress through Flickr’s Creative Commons; The Old Point Loma Lighthouse aided navigation into San Diego Bay from 1855 to 1891, courtesy of Lee Coursey through Flickr’s Creative Commons; Fort Pickens, courtesy of the National Park Service; interior view of the Officer’s Quarters at Fort Matanzas National Monument, courtesy of the National Park Service; artist’s rendering of the death of Keoua’s army due to an explosive eruption of Kilauea, courtesy of the National Park Service, HAVO Archives; the reconstructed Kaloka Fishpond Kuapa (seawall), courtesy of the National Park Service; guns and other structures erected to defend the island by both Japanese and American forces, courtesy of Anna Lee, Flickr’s Creative Commons.

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