The Vanishing American

This exhibit tells the back story of Zane Grey's tribute to the Navajo people, The Vanishing American.  It is a story of love, trajedy and one man's spiritual journey.

For those not familiar with the author's works, Dr. Joe Wheeler explains:

"Zane Grey, the Western writer, shaped the way the world will forever perceive the 'Old West.' Zane Grey's name on theater marquees was a bigger draw than the top Hollywood stars of his day.  In 57 novels, 10 books of Western nonfiction, and 130 movies, Grey, who died in 1939 at age 67, almost single-handedly created the 'Myth of the West.' His respectful treatment of Indians was ahead of its time; his word paintings of some of the worlds most spectacular country may never be equaled."

(Points West Chronicle: Spring-Summer 1996)

Our guests can click here to read The Vanishing American in its entirety.