Visitor Center Rennovations
April, May, & June 2014 are scheduled for major electrical and heating/cooling system rennovation. The Visitor Center will be closed but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area will remain open (no fees during rennovation).
Native American Arts Fest Dancers
2013 Featured Dancers
Saturday Morning Opening at 10 am
River People Basket Dancers
The River People Basket Dancers are from Blackwater, Arizona in the Gila River Indian Community. The group has performed traditional Akimel O'odham dances since 1984. Barnaby Lewis is the main singer for the group. We are honored that for the fifth year the River People Basket Dancers will welcome visitors to the American Indian Music Fest at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the home of their ancestors.
Sunday Morning Opening at 10 am
Hashan-Kehk Traditional Dancers
The Hashan-kehk Traditional Dancers & Singers have been together for over ten years and travel extensively through the Gila River area and Arizona. The dancers and singers are from the Gila River Indian Reservation. Each dance and song is a blessing to everyone who hears the songs and sees the dances. The Hashan-Kehk Traditional Dancers and Singers are honored to be a part of the American Indian Music Fest 2013 and ask that each and everyone take the blessings of the songs and dances with them and within their hearts.
Did You Know?
The ancient Sonoran Desert people made shell jewelry bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. Some of the jewelry was inlaid with turquoise, others had designs etched into the surface. The shells were acquired from as far away as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.