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The Billingsley Hopi Dancers

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The Billingsley Hopi Dancers

January 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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In 1921 the Hopi were told that “church people” petitioned Congress to stop their “pagan” dancing.  A platform was erected on the U.S.Capitol steps where both Houses of Congress assembled with their families to see the Hopi dancers.  Following the performance, Congress passed a Resolution giving the Hopi permission to carry on their dancing “for all time.”  The dancers continued to perform culminating in performances at Carnegie Hall in 1955. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Hopi Tribe jointly received a grant to preserve a rare 1957 film of the dancers.  This presentation provides background and shows the film.

 

Ken Zoll photo - WEBKen Zoll is the Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde.  He is also a site steward with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, and a volunteer docent at cultural heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in cultural astronomy of the Southwest and is a certified instructor in cultural astronomy with the Arizona Archaeological Society.  Zoll is the author of several popular books on cultural astronomy and rock art in Central Arizona, as well as several cultural astronomy articles in professional publications.

Details

Date:
January 14, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church
6502 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331 United States
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Phone:
(480) 488-3283
Website:
goodshepherdaz.org