When Powell embarked on his journey through the Green and Colorado rivers, he used a map called the, “Arid Region of the United States” in order to direct him on where to go. This particular map is unique because it appears to look almost like a puzzle with all different hues and shapes representing where water drains into certain outlets and inlets. It is a great way to organize the Southwestern area of the United States.
- This particular map is arranged in various hues and shapes that are quite aesthetic.
- The map’s organizational set-up is dictated by the bodies of water and how they connect with one another.
- This is the map that was used by Powell and his explorers while going over the Green and Colorado rivers.
“Contained within such maps lie entire worldviews, reams of fact, conclusions, and assumptions, which can often persuade its viewers into confronting new, sometimes revolutionary, ways of taking in the world.”