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Summer Slostice Events at Chaco

Acoma Sky City Group Dancers
Acoma Dancers
Russ Bodnar

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News Release Date: June 3, 2008
Contact: Russ Bodnar, 505-786-7014 ext. 240
Contact: G. B. Cornucopia, 505-786-7014 ext. 243

Chaco Culture National Historical Park will host Cyrus Concho and the Acoma Sky City Group Dancers who will present traditional social dances in the plaza of Pueblo Bonito throughout the day on Saturday, June 21, 2008. The public is invited to attend the dances and celebrate the start of summer at Chaco with our special guests from the Pueblo of Acoma.

The Acoma Sky City Group Dancers will dance at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm in the plaza of Pueblo Bonito. Pueblo Bonito is located 4 1/2 miles from the visitor center on the canyon loop drive. Photography (non-commercial) is permitted.

On the mornings of June 20th, 21st, and 22nd Park Ranger G. B. Cornucopia will present a solstice sunrise program at the great kiva Casa Rinconada at sunrise (6:00 am) where a solstice marker can be observed. Park gates will open at 5:30 am.

Pueblo potters Diane and Roger Candelaria from San Felipe Pueblo will demonstrate their traditional art on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm at the visitor center patio.

Did You Know?

Photo of Navajo Stabilization crew working in Chaco Canyon

Beginning in 1937 the CCC funded an experimental Mobil Unit to work on ruins stabilization. The crew was mostly Navajo and even had one female member. They passed their knowledge to future generations, and many members of the preservation crew today are related to the original team. More...