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Contact: Rita Garcia, (928) 524-6228 ext. 273
Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month at Petrified Forest National Park
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 American Indian Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing the intertribal cultures, the events and lifeways, the designs and achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Activities at Petrified Forest include the following:
Cultural demonstrators will be featured each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) at the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark as a special opportunity to observe traditional skills in practice today:
- November 10th: The Setalla family, traditional Hopi pottery making and firing
- November 17th: Eileen Yatsattie, traditional Zuni pottery making
- November 24th: Otto Lucio, Zuni silversmith and jewelry-making
More demonstrators will be scheduled.
Take a tour of Puerco Pueblo and Petroglyphs, a site on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the trailhead for Puerco Pueblo every day at 11:00 a.m. MST.
Take a tour of the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark and look for the architectural details that reflect the American Indian Heritage of the region, including murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie. Meet at Painted Desert Inn every day at 1:00 p.m. MST.
The visitor centers have information on other programs being given in November.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.