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Smoki Museum Pueblo

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Smoki Museum Pueblo

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147 N. Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86304 United States

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October 2016

The Creation of the American Southwest: 1750 to 1950

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gratton, Brian

Professor Gratton examines the role of indigenous persons, Hispanic groups, migrants and immigrants in the region that became the American Southwest.  Maps, census data,  images, video and audio reveal a thinly populated region initially dominated by Indian nations and ravaged by war and slavery. He then surveys the rapid growth of population between 1850 and 1900 in places like Arizona, through migration and immigration from other states, Europe and Asia.  Between 1900 and 1930, mass immigration from Mexico leads to…

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May 2017

Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era

May 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Parsons Yazzie, Evangeline

This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education.  American Indians are the only ethnic group in the U.S. who were subjected to forced education by the federal government for generations.  Children were taken by force, placed in a boarding school, kept there for several years, and were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture.…

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July 2017

Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The South Mountains in Phoenix contain more than 8,000 ancient petroglyphs. This program will discuss Dr. Bostwick’s long-term study of these Hohokam petroglyphs and will describe the various types of designs, their general distribution, and their possible meanings. Interpretations of the petroglyphs include the marking of trails, territories, and astronomical events, as well as dream or trance imagery based on O’odham (Pima) oral traditions. Most of the trails currently used by hikers contain Hohokam rock art, indicating that these trails…

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