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The Yavapai-Apache Forced March – Flagstaff
November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Part of Native American Heritage Month, supported by an Arizona Humanities grant.
2018 Native American Heritage Month
November 2, 6pm: Lecture on Yavapai-Apache forced march
Jane Russell-Winiecki presents the history of the forced removal in 1875 of 1,500 Yavapai and Apache from the Rio Verde Indian Reserve to San Carlos.
November 11, 2pm: Öngtupqa Hopi flute performance
Come hear one of the oldest instruments of the Southwest played by a talented trio and learn the history of the Hopi long flute.
November 24, 2pm: Benally Family Dancers
The internationally acclaimed Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe (Navajo/Dine) performs, led by Jones Benally, a world champion hoop dancer.
November 29, 6 pm: Dinè Women and weaving
Dr. Jen McLerran will provide an overall introduction to the centuries-old art form, decode symbolic iconography, and discuss how this tradition has been passed down from generation to generation.
November 30, 6-7 pm: Native Art Market members preview
December 1, 10 am-5 pm: Native Art Market
Join the Museum in celebrating all 10 tribes of the Colorado Plateau, through the varied programming and the new Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau exhibition. Learn the travails of the Yavapai-Apache. Enjoy music and dance. Buy authentic art directly from the artists of many tribal backgrounds.