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2:00 pm

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

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Smoki Museum Pueblo, 147 N. Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86304 United States

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... Read More

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Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona’s Historic Military Sites – Sedona

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States

When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps.  By war’s end, Arizona had trained more pilots than any other state, hosted the country’s largest POW camp, and was part of the largest military training grounds in history. ... Read More

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7:00 pm

Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts – Cottonwood

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Deadhorse Ranch State Park –, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States

Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native Arts were exchanged for food and necessities. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation in Arizona. Traders became the intermediaries between... Read More

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