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March 04, 2014
Demonstration at Tuzigoot National Monument Highlights Cultural and Artistic Innovation from Lands to the South
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Two cultural demonstrators from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will exhibit the techniques used to make traditional paddle and anvil ceramics and etched marine shell jewelry and figurines on Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ. Ron Carlos and Jacob Butler continue to make artistic creations in the manner of the Hohokam people of southern Arizona, using ancient skills and hand-collected materials.

December 15, 2013
Make and Play Your Own Native American Flute at Montezuma Castle
On Saturday, December 28, Don Decker from the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument, showing how the Dilzhe’e or Western Apache people make traditional reed flutes. From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., while the materials last, Mr. Decker will show visitors how to make and play their own reed flutes.

December 08, 2013
Bi-Monthly Bird Walks at Montezuma Well
Beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014, the National Park Service will offer winter bird walks at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. Visitors can join Ranger Melinda McFarland to explore the diverse bird life inhabiting the different ecosystems around the Well.

May 14, 2013
Teachers Become Rangers at Montezuma Well
When they return to school in the fall, teachers’ new experiences help them connect students with all that awaits them in America’s great outdoor spaces. At the same time, teachers help park rangers improve educational programs. Rangers are able to make field trips more engaging, while tailoring talks and tours to the state curricula to better support teachers’ needs.


April 15, 2010
Research on Southwestern Cuckoos (aka Roadrunners) Subject of Presentation at Tuzigoot
Clarkdale, AZ: A special slide presentation, “Southwestern Cuckoos: a Study in Contrasts”, will be held Wednesday, May 5, 1 p.m. in the Tuzigoot National Monument Visitor Center, Clarkdale, Az. Susan MacVean, a biologist with Arizona Game and Fish, will describe the natural history and conservation of these animals, members of one of the largest and most diverse families of birds.

Did You Know?

Excavation of Tuzigoot National Monument

The ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument were excavated between 1933 and 1934 as part of the New Deal. Uncovering and reconstructing the 110-room pueblo gave out-of-work copper miners new skills.