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Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
602-495-0901

October 2014

Grants Workshop (Phoenix)

October 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities (AH) for a workshop FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about AH and how to write a competitive grant proposal. Registration is limited and closes one business day prior to the workshop. If you would like to register for a workshop that is already closed, please contact Whitney Klotz, Programs and Grants Coordinator. Thursday, October 30: 10:00-11:00am - Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85034) Click Here to Register Today!

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November 2014

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

November 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 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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January 2015

Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices

January 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Throughout history, the ability of a people to survive has been tied to environmental conditions.  The skill to predict the seasons was an essential element in the ability to “control” those conditions. Seasonal calendars became the foundation of early cultures for hunting and gathering, planting and harvesting, worshiping and celebrating. The goal of cultural astronomy is to understand how these early skywatchers fashioned and refined systems for regulating their calendars around celestial events, both cyclical and unique. This presentation describes…

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February 2015

Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts

February 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and NaEarly traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native arts were exchanged for sugar and salt, pots, pans, bridles, and saddles. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation…

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March 2015

Arizona’s Civilian Conservation Corps and Our National Parks and Forests

March 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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In 1933, at the nadir of the Great Depression, the CCC was born. The program was designed to help unemployed and untrained young men learn new skills and earn money to support their families. CCCers fervently claim that the skill-building experiences forever changed their lives. These men built the roads, trails, picnic areas, ranger stations, fire lookouts and public campgrounds that we still use and appreciate today.  This presentation will provide a brief history of the Great Depression, the CCC…

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November 2015

The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, and the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join McNamee in…

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December 2015

Native Roads: A Virtual Guide to the Hopi and Navajo Nations

December 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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As editor of the third edition of Fran Kosik’s classic travel book, A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations, Turner retraced her routes in January 2013, updating information on dozens of intriguing Native American trading posts, prehistoric ruins, museums, and natural wonders. Using the pictures taken on that trip, this presentation creates a visual travelogue of this vast, beautiful, and culturally unique domain. Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than seventy…

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February 2016

Plants, Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotanyof the Grand Canyon

February 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 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.  Information…

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April 2016

Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout

April 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Mike Burns lived a long life in two worlds. Born in about 1862 into the Kwevkepaya (Yavapai) people, he was taken prisoner by U.S. soldiers after his family was massacred at a place called Skeleton Cave. He lived for years as something between a captive and a servant until joining the Indian Scouts, riding against Sitting Bull after the Battle of Little Bighorn and Geronimo in the Apache Wars. Gregory McNamee, the editor of Burns’s memoir The Only One Living…

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May 2016

The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868

May 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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In 1864, Navajo people were forced to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico.  Imprisoned on a 40-square mile reservation for four long years the people suffered from hunger, loneliness, illnesses, and severe environmental conditions. On June 1, 1868, U. S. officials and Navajo leaders reached an agreement, allowing the Navajos to return to a portion of their original lands located in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. The Long Walk has been collected in historical…

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A Boot in the Door: Pioneer Women Archaeologists of Arizona

May 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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The men who explored Arizona are legends in the history of the region and of anthropology, but what about the women who accompanied them or explored by themselves?  Did you know that Matilda Coxe Stevenson was a member of the first official government survey of Canyon de Chelly or that Emma Mindeleff surveyed ruins in the Verde Valley while Theresa Russell helped her husband locate Hohokam sites? Probably not, for none are listed in "official" histories. Learn about the hidden…

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October 2016

Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era

October 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education.  American Indians are the only ethnic group in the U.S. who were subjected to forced education by the federal government for generations.  Children were taken by force, placed in a boarding school, kept there for several years, and were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture.…

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December 2016

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

December 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Join the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, part of the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, on the back patio at PGM for an informal educational presentation on the plants, animals, history and conservation needs specific to the Sonoran Desert we call home. The City of Phoenix strongly supports environmental education and, together with ACNC, makes efforts toward instilling within visitors a sense of stewardship over the mountains and desert preserves. Click here to learn more. This program is supported by…

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January 2017

Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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January 21 - Ron Carlos & Jacob Butler Join Ron Carlos, Maricopa Potter and Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist, on the back patio for a drop-in informational program and demonstration about the process of making pottery. Discover the many steps involved from clay sourcing, processing raw clay, forming, painting, and finally the firing process. Guest will also enjoy a demonstration of the paddle and anvil technique, which is a style of pottery making indicative of many of the southern…

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February 2017

Native Arizonans at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – Phoenix

February 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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In 1904 the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was held in St Louis. Attending that fair were over 3,000 indigenous men, women and children who were engaged to show middle class American citizens how “the other half of the world lived.”  Included in this group were a group of Pima and Maricopa kindergarten students from the Sacaton Indian School, Navajo weavers,and  Maricopa and Akimel O’odham potters, as well as the stars of the exposition–Geronimo and his relatives from the the White Mountain…

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Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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February 18 - August Wood Join August Wood on the back patio for a drop-in informational program and demonstration about the process of making Pima baskets. Enjoy free, fun, educational programs on the back patio at Pueblo Grande Museum from local artists, and organizations specializing in prehistoric cultural practices, desert plants and animal conservation, and environmental education. These Drop-In Discovery programs are available on the third Saturday of the month, November through April from 10 a.m. to noon. Each program…

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March 2017

Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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March 18 - Arizona Herb Association Explore samples of plants found on the museum grounds with the perspective of how they fit into the medicine chest, sewing box, and kitchen pantry of those who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Still common in the landscape or scattered in the surrounding desert, plants that function aesthetically now were hugely important to those early settlers of the valley. Long before the Europeans brought new plants to the culture, people living in the…

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April 2017

The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise – Phoenix

April 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Tom Jeffords grew up in Ashtabula, OH, without much education and was promoted to lake captain in his early twenties. The lure of making his fortune called Tom west to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, the San Juan Rush and to the Colorado River. He scouted and was dispatch rider for the Army during the Civil War and was present at its bloodiest battle. After the war, he prospected, scouted and helped start Tucson’s mail service. Along the way, he…

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Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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April 15 - Phoenix Herpetological Society Learn about some of the native Arizona wildlife in this hands on demonstration. The PHS will also discuss some non-native reptiles who have made their way here over the past few decades. Finally, they'll explore methods of staying safe and co-existing within our Sonoran Desert environment. Click here to learn more through Pueblo Grande Museum. This program is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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October 2017

A Boot in the Door: Pioneer Women Archaeologists of Arizona – Phoenix

October 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Free

The men who explored Arizona are legends in the history of the region and of anthropology, but what about the women who accompanied them or explored by themselves?  Did you know that Matilda Coxe Stevenson was a member of the first official government survey of Canyon de Chelly or that Emma Mindeleff surveyed ruins in the Verde Valley while Theresa Russell helped her husband locate Hohokam sites? Probably not, for none are listed in “official” histories. Learn about the hidden…

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January 2018

Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery – Phoenix

January 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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In this presentation, Mr. Dart shows and discusses Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific peoples and eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about 1450, and talks about how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He discusses the importance of context in archaeology, such as how things people make change in style over time and how different styles are useful in identifying different cultures and dating archaeological sites. His many illustrations include examples of…

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February 2018

The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona – Phoenix

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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The ancient Hohokam culture of Arizona constructed at least 200 ball courts more than 800 years ago. These oval depressions were likely used to play a ball game that originated in southern Mexico, where the game was played with a rubber ball and had a very important role in reenacting the creation of humans in this world. This presentation will describe the recorded Hohokam ball courts located within Hohokam villages scattered throughout Arizona, summarize what archaeologists propose they were used…

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March 2018

The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments – Phoenix

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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How did the Apache impact late prehistoric peoples? Research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest as early as A.D. 1300. Evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from storage features (covered with grass or leaves), on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with other types of Apache material culture. A continuous sequence of use from the A.D. 1300s through the late 1700s provides new insights into a western route into this region and the…

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Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historic – Phoenix

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Saturday, March 10 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Event This program is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities. Test your technology skills at the 18th Annual Ancient Technology Day on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Enjoy a hands-on experience, fun for the whole family, where visitors can try their hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), weaving their own cloth, and sample roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in…

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April 2018

Father Kino: Journey to Discovery – Phoenix

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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  Father Kino bridged the gap between the Anglo world and the Native American through his charismatic and caring heart. He was a cartographer, explorer, geographer, scientist, and a man with a mission. Through his knowledge of agriculture, he introduced new livestock breeds and taught animal husbandry to native groups. The new plants and fruit trees he brought to the New World introduced native groups to a variety of foods to eat and increased their ability to withstand seasonal changes.…

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December 2018

42nd Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market – Phoenix

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 9, 2018

Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Grantee Highlight: 42nd Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum, December 8-9 Celebrate Native American Arts and Culture at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Explore The Ki:him (O'odham word for village) and experience demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities. The Ki:him encourages visitors to see, hear and interact with American Indian artists, crafts people, and performers. Highlights include: Atlatl and Rabbit Sticks with Amil Pedro, Bow and Arrow Making with Royce Manuel, and Navajo Weaving techniques with Emily Malone. Saturday, December…

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42nd Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market – Phoenix

December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 9, 2018

Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/annual-pgma-indian-market/

Grantee Highlight: 42nd Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum, December 8-9 Celebrate Native American Arts and Culture at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Explore The Ki:him (O'odham word for village) and experience demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities. The Ki:him encourages visitors to see, hear and interact with American Indian artists, crafts people, and performers. Highlights include: Atlatl and Rabbit Sticks with Amil Pedro, Bow and Arrow Making with Royce Manuel, and Navajo Weaving techniques with Emily Malone. Saturday, December…

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March 2019

Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West (Phoenix)

March 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana's verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West in the 1800s had to be full of grit and spit to survive and Jana has collected the stories of dozens of women who prove it. Ever heard of Donaldina Cameron or Biddy Mason? Sharlot Hall or Pearl Hart—Arizona's infamous stagecoach robber? Jana reveals the…

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November 2019

The Salado Phenomenon in the U.S. Southwest

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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In the early 20th century, archaeologists in the southwestern U.S. viewed a constellation of distinctive cultural traits – multicolored pottery, houses arranged in walled compounds, and monumental architecture – as evidence of a cultural group they termed “Salado.” Subsequent discoveries cause us to question what the Salado traits really represent. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates some of the so-called Salado culture attributes, reviews theories about Salado origins, and discusses how Salado relates to the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, Hohokam,…

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February 2020

The Gila: River of History

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 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 people depend on the river today—whether they know it or not. Gregory McNamee, author of the prizewinning book Gila: The Life and Death of an…

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March 2020

The Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Before AD 1500, Native American cultures took advantage of southern Arizona’s long growing season and tackled its challenge of limited precipitation by developing the earliest and most extensive irrigation works in all of North America. Agriculture was introduced to Arizona more than 4,000 years before present, and irrigation systems were developed in our state at least 3,500 years ago – several hundred years before irrigation was established in ancient Mexico. This presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart provides an overview of…

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April 2020

CANCELED – Mescal Agave Use in Arizona: Food, Fiber and Vessel

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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The agave plant was used by Native peoples for numerous utilitarian items. Mescal served as a valuable food source still being harvested and prepared to this day by many Indigenous groups. For millennia people have pit roasted the heart of the plant yielding a nutritious food staple rich in calcium and zinc. This talk includes the life history of mescal, and the multitude of Tribal uses of this intriguing plant and their long relationship with this plant from centuries ago…

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