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Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month, November 2010

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Date: October 15, 2010
Contact: Hallie Larsen, 928-524-6228 x274

Petrified Forest, AZ—Petrified Forest National Park is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the history and culture of American Indians during National Native American Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing the cultures, their lifeways, the designs and achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Activities at Petrified Forest include:

Cultural demonstratorswill be featured each Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm at the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark as a special opportunity to observe traditional skills in practice today.

Nov. 6: Jimmy Yawakia, Zuni Fetish Carver

Nov. 13: Lonn Parker, Navajo Silversmith

Nov. 27: Otto Lucio, Zuni Silversmith

Daily 10 am and 3 pm: Take a tour of Puerco Pueblo and Petroglyphs, a site on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the trailhead of Puerco Pueblo for one of the daily ranger-guided discovery walks at this ancient village.

Daily 12 pm: Take a tour of the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark and look for the design details that reflect the American Indian Heritage of the region, including murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie. Meet at Painted Desert Inn.

For information call (928) 524-6228, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST); or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.

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