Woody Guthrie and Sherman Alexie Narrate the Columbia

In this Google Earth tour Mark Auslander narrates a shortened version of his photo essay, Woody Guthrie and Sherman Alexie Narrate the Columbia.

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1. Woodie Guthrie's Fertile Month on the Columbia River (NPR)

2. Documentary: Woody Guthrie and the Bonnevile Power Administration (U of Oregon Media)


Script and Narration: Mark Auslander

Design and Technology: Marco Thompson


John Gold. Roll On Columbia: Woody Guthrie, Migrants' Tales, and Regional Transformation in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Cultural Geography Volume 18, Issue 1, 1998

Mark Pedelty. Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River: Propaganda, Art, and Irony. Popular Music and Society Volume 31, Issue 3, 2008

Nancy J. Peterson “If I were Jewish, how would I mourn the dead?”: Holocaust and Genocide in the Work of Sherman Alexie. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. Volume 35, Number 3, Fall 2010