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Art of the Internment Camps: Culture Behind Barbed Wire – Green Valley
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12:00 am

Art of the Internment Camps: Culture Behind Barbed Wire – Green Valley

November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 am
AZ United States

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1942 WWII Executive Order 9066 forced the removal of nearly 125,000 Japanese-American citizens from the west coast, incarcerating them in ten remote internment camps in seven states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Government photographers Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Ansel Adams documented the internment, and artists Toyo Miyatake,... Read More

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8:00 am

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Mesa

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leisure World Recreation Center #2, 908 S Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored... Read More

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9:00 am

Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit – Florence

November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2018

McFarland State Historic Park, 24 W. Ruggles St
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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The Smithsonian is coming to Florence! Please join us to experience Water/Ways at McFarland State Historic Park! November 17 – December 30, 2018 McFarland State Historic Park 24 West Ruggles (corner of Main St. and Ruggles) (520)868-4496     www.waterwaysaz.org/host-sites/florence Days/hours:  Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm For a full schedule of programs, visit: http://waterwaysaz.org/host-sites/florence/

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12:00 pm

Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery – Coolidge

November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge , AZ 85128 United States
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In this presentation, Mr. Dart shows and discusses Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific peoples and eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about 1450, and talks about how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He discusses the importance of context in archaeology, such as how things people make... Read More

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3:00 pm

Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Phoenix

November 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85310 United States
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Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics... Read More

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4:00 pm

In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes – Ajo

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Salazar-Ajo Library, 15 W. Plaza St. #179
Ajo, AZ 85321 United States
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Martha Summerhayes was a refined New England woman who entered the Arizona Territory in 1874 as the young bride of an Army Lieutenant. Traveling in horrific conditions and dreadful heat, she soon despised the wild and untamed land. She gave birth to the first anglo child born at Fort Apache where the native women took... Read More

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