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March 2018

Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona – Phoenix

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85310 United States
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For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Women, you would think Arizona earned some respect. Yet achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Jana borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and her work for Phoenix Magazine to put the 48th state into perspective. She shares some of the secrets prissy folks would rather forget. You will learn why this small state has had…

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The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments – Phoenix

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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How did the Apache impact late prehistoric peoples? Research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest as early as A.D. 1300. Evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from storage features (covered with grass or leaves), on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with other types of Apache material culture. A continuous sequence of use from the A.D. 1300s through the late 1700s provides new insights into a western route into this region and the…

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

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Broom Public Library, 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, 85331 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 for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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