Resources

There is a wealth of information available for those interested in the missions of northern Sonora and southern Arizona.  Below are some links and suggested readings.

 

Websites

Readings

  • Bleser, Nicholas, 2017. Tumacacóri: From Ranchería to National Park. Tucson: The Southwestern Mission Research Center.
  • Fontana, Bernard L., 2015. San Xavier del Bac: Portrait of a Desert Church. Tucson: The Southwestern Mission Research Center.
  • Wilder, Joseph Carleton (editor), 2014. “O’odham and the Pimería Alta,” Journal of the Southwest, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Summer). Tucson: The Southwest Center, University of Arizona.
  • Griffith, James S., and Francisco Javier Manzo Taylor, 2007.  The Face of Christ in Sonora/El Rostro del Señor en Sonora. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers.
  • Officer, James E., Mardith Schuetz-Miller, and Bernard Fontana (editors), 1996.  The Pimería Alta: Missions and More. Tucson: The Southwestern Mission Research Center.
  • Pickens, Buford (editor), 1993. The Missions of Northern Sonora: A 1935 Field Documentation. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Griffith, James S., 1992.  Beliefs and Holy Places: A Spiritual Geography of the Pimería Alta. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Simmons, Marc, 1991.  “Santiago: Reality and Myth.” In Simmons, Marc, Donna Pierce, and Joan Myers: Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Polzer, S.J., Charles, 1976. A Kino Guide: His Missions – His Monuments. Tucson: The Southwestern Mission Research Center.
  • Eckhart, George B. and James S. Griffith, 1975.  “Temples in the Wilderness: the Spanish Churches of Northern Sonora: Their Architecture, Their Past and Present Appearance, and How to Reach Them.” Monograph No. 3 of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson.