In the background of this "Vanishing American" movie poster there are more American Indians than one can count. The same is true when we attempt to acknowledge the number of individuals and organizations to be thanked for their role in helping this web story come to pass; but we are, nonetheless, going to try. If we miss someone, let us know. In this digital world, it's easy to add you later and we will be happy to do so.
Before naming anyone else, we need to thanks the Navajo, Hopi and Paiute people who lived the "Vanishing American Experience." It's a trajedy that Zane Grey had to write a novel to bring your ancestor's situation to public attention. Though conditions have improved, we are sorry they have not yet risen to an appropriate level.
Next we need to thank Zane Grey for writing The Vanishing American and to The Ladies Home Journal, Harpers Brothers Publishing, Five Star Westerns and Paramount Pictures (and other productions) from bringing his story into the light of day.
Specific to this web story, we thank Zane Grey's Society members Henry Nardi, Harvey Leake and Ed Meyer for the hundreds of hours they spent on this production.
From this point on, space does not allow us to define everyone's specific contribution. Some are, sadly, no longer with us. Many provided access to documents that greatly helped our research. Many contributed images which we appropriately credited. We hope you will all understand:
Dr. Joseph Wheeler
Dr. Loren Grey
Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Collections
Utah State University, Special Collections
The Wetherill Family Collection
Northern Arizona University, Special Collections
University of Arizona, Special Collections
University of Pennsylvania, Penn Libraries
Bethel College, Mennonite Library and Archives
Arizona Memory Project
Museum of Northern Arizona
Arizona Department of Education
United States Attorney General’s Office
The Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States National Archives
Wikipedia and Creative Commons
Dell Comics (Zane Grey Comics