• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Cultural Demonstrations

several pots are manipulated by tongs in a firepit

Firing pottery at Painted Desert Inn.

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The Cultural Demonstrator Program at Petrified Forest National Park provides the opportunity for regional people to share their history and traditional crafts in the dynamic setting of Petrified Forest National Park.

The park is pleased to promote awareness and appreciation for the diverse history and cultures of the region in March and during the summer. Through cultural demonstrators, we can recognize the ancient peoples, intertribal relationships, European-descent cultures and even Route 66 history.

October 2014

10/01 Alphonso John, Beader
10/02 Jane Benally, Weaving/Beading
10/03 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Weaving/Beading
10/04 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Weaving/Beading
10/05 Jane Benally, Weaving/Beading
10/06 Weaver and Alberta Selina, Silversmith
10/07 Alphonso John, Beader
10/08 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Weaving/Beading
10/09 Jane Benally, Weaving/Beading
10/11 Teddy & Rebecca Goodlucks, Silversmith/Beading
10/12 Teddy & Rebecca Goodlucks, Silversmith/Beading
10/14 Weaver and Alberta Selina, Silversmith
10/15 Alphonso John, Beader
10/16 Teddy & Rebecca Goodlucks, Silversmith/Beading
10/17 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Weaving/Beading
10/18 Justin & Irene Morris, Silversmith
10/19 Justin & Irene Morris, Silversmith
10/20 Jane Benally, Weaving/Beading
10/21 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Weaving/Beading
10/24 Weaver and Alberta Selina, Silversmith
10/25 Teddy & Rebecca Goodlucks, Silversmith/Beading
10/26 Teddy & Rebecca Goodlucks, Silversmith/Beading
10/27 Justin & Irene Morris, Silversmith
10/28 Alphonso John, Beader
10/29 Alphonso John, Beader

 
Alice and Angeline

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Alice Hawthorne and Angeline Murphy—Navajo Weavers,

 
Teddy and Rebecca Goodluck

Teddy and Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths

 
Lincoln and Bessie Shepherd—Navajo Silversmiths

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Lincoln and Bessie Shepherd—Navajo Silversmiths

 
Otto Lucio—Zuni Silversmith

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Otto Lucio—Zuni Silversmith

 
Justin Morris—Navajo Silversmith

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Justin Morris—Navajo Silversmith

 
JImmy Yawakia—Zuni Fetish Carver

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JImmy Yawakia—Zuni Fetish Carver

 

Did You Know?

spiral petroglyph marks the summer solstice

Petroglyphs are sometimes calendars, marking events like the summer solstice with interactions between the glyph, the sun, and natural landscape features.