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Dragon’s View Restaurant

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400 N. Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
520-623-9855 http://www.dragonviewrestaurant.com/

October 2014

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey

October 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dragon’s View Restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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Charles Lindbergh is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But few realize that Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, played a brief but important role in archaeology.  In 1929 they teamed up with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct an unprecedented aerial photographic survey of Southwest prehistoric sites and geologic features including Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly.  Featuring Lindbergh’s historic photographs, this presentation describes this adventurous pioneering collaboration of aviation and archaeology.…

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November 2014

Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park

November 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dragon’s View Restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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The South Mountains in Phoenix contain more than 8,000 ancient petroglyphs. This program will discuss Dr. Bostwick’s long-term study of these Hohokam petroglyphs and will describe the various types of designs, their general distribution, and their possible meanings. Interpretations of the petroglyphs include the marking of trails, territories, and astronomical events, as well as dream or trance imagery based on O’odham (Pima) oral traditions. Most of the trails currently used by hikers in the South Mountains contain Hohokam rock art,…

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April 2015

The Billingsley Hopi Dancers

April 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dragon’s View Restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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In 1921 the Hopi were told that “church people” petitioned Congress to stop their “pagan” dancing. A platform was erected on the U.S. Capitol steps where both Houses of Congress assembled with their families to see the Hopi dancers. Following the performance, Congress passed a Resolution giving the Hopi permission to carry on their dancing “for all time.” The dancers continued to perform culminating in performances at Carnegie Hall in 1955. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Hopi Tribe jointly…

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April 2016

Himdak doo IIna: A Way of Life. How Societies Shape Culture.

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dragon’s View Restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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For tribal groups in Arizona, understanding the connections between physical, social, mental and spiritual identity of the people prior to birth through 102 years old is a way of life. Tribes in Arizona often illustrate their balance between patriarch and matriarch societies through symbolism. Illustrating with the Man in the maze and the Navajo basket designs, Royce Manuel, Auk-Mierl Aw-Thum and Debbie Nez-Manuel, Diné unfold the general understanding of two common designs. Royce Manuel (Akimel O’odham) best describes his work…

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