• 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.

8/01 Lincoln & Bessie Shepherd, Navajo Woodcarvers and Silversmiths
8/02 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/03 Lincoln & Bessie Shepherd, Navajo Woodcarvers and Silversmiths
8/04 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/05 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/06 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/07 Jane Benally, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/08 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths
8/09 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths
8/10 6th Annual Art Market at the Painted Desert Visitor Center 10:00 am to 4:00pm
8/11 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths
8/12 Lincoln & Bessie Shepherd, Navajo Woodcarvers and Silversmiths
8/13 Jane Benally, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/14 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/15 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/16 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/17 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/18 Teddy & Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo Silversmith and Beading
8/19 Alberta and Weaver Selina, Hopi Basketry and Silversmithing
8/20 Jane Benally, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/21 Lincoln & Bessie Shepherd, Navajo Woodcarvers and Silversmiths
8/22 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/23 Otto Lucio, Zuni Silversmith
8/24 Otto Lucio, Zuni Silversmith
8/25 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/26 Jane Benally, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/27 Alberta and Weaver Selina, Hopi Basketry and Silversmithing
8/28 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths
8/29 Alice Hawthorne & Angeline Murphy, Navajo Weaving and Beading
8/30 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths
8/31 Justin & Irene Morris, Navajo Silversmiths

 
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?

Agate House pueblo made with petrified wood chunks

Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.