What we do

Ethnography

Exploring cultural interaction with the environment

Ethnography employs a holistic approach to understanding cultural and social issues. Our staff use an array of observational, participatory, and interviewing research techniques to gather both qualitative and quantitative data to help our clients comply with federal and state regulations. Our experience involves Native American consultation, identifying traditional cultural properties (TCPs), conducting oral history and ethnohistoric work, and assessing resources in relation to cultural landscapes.

Route 66 & Native Americans | Parametrix

The Native American Experience of Route 66 in New Mexico Ethnohistoric Mitigation Project Ethnographic Study
New Mexico

Client: NMDOT

Parametrix, on behalf of NMDOT, worked with multiple tribes and Pueblos to examine the historic relationship between Native Americans in New Mexico and Historic U.S. Route 66. Our research focused on how Native American communities and individuals experienced Route 66 and its role in Native American history in New Mexico. We coordinated with a number of tribes to document the historical relationship between their communities and Route 66, using both archival records and interviews with tribal members. The final deliverable was designed for interactive display with high-resolution photographs, maps, and other graphics to accompany the rich personal experiences and historic details provided regarding the historic road. The report will help tribes along Route 66 preserve this important aspect of their history for future generations, as well as inform the general public on the relationships between Native Americans and Route 66 in New Mexico.

 

VIEW OUR ETHNOGRAPHY PROJECTS

  • Galisteo Basin | Parametrix

    Galisteo Basin Ethnographic Study

  • Route 66 & Native Americans | Parametrix

    The Native American Experience of Route 66 in New Mexico Ethnohistoric Mitigation Project

  • Capulin Volcano | Parametrix

    Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Assessment