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Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library

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1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
928-505-3337 http://www.mohave.edu/about/havasu

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November 2017

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

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 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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Plants, Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotany of the Grand Canyon – Lake Havasu

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Where lies the cure to diabetes? “Ask the prickly pear, or the mesquite bean pod…maybe they will tell you.” This is the answer you may hear from elder instructors of the Hualapai Ethnobotany Youth Project. The ethnobotanical story of the Hualapai Tribe begins with the plant knowledge the people have inherited from their great grandparents who lived entirely off the land. Hualapai grandchildren live in a completely different modern world. A world of cell phones, text messages, and iPods. The…

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