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Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain

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October 2022

For the Love of Turquoise with Carrie Cannon

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mesa Public Library: Red Mountain Branch, 635 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205 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 resin and inlaid turquoise. Found on six continents across the world, turquoise forms in arid regions through the process of water seeping through rock and…

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From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Dr. Laura Tohe

October 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mesa Public Library: Red Mountain Branch, 635 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home…

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