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The Gila: River of History
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12:00 pm

The Gila: River of History

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge , AZ 85128 United States
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Six hundred miles long from its source in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River above Yuma, the Gila has been an important avenue for the movement of birds, animals, plants, and peoples across the desert for millennia. Many cultures have sprung up on its banks, and millions of... Read More

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5:00 pm

Three Generations of the American Indian Boarding School Experience

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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The U.S. federal government’s harsh policy of compulsory Indian education in the form of boarding schools began in 1879 and continued through the Great Depression, with boarding schools on and off Indian Reservations remaining prominent through 1970. Presently, boarding schools are still the main means of K-8 education in rural Indian communities. This presentation will... Read More

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6:00 pm

For the Love of Turquoise

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mohave Community College Kingman Campus, 1971 E Jagerson Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409 United States
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Turquoise has a long standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon... Read More

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