2018 Travel Preview

 

RochesterPanel Utah Spring 2018
Stories on Stone: Southeast Utah
Explore Utah’s canyon country while learning about rock paintings and petroglyphs. Our scholars will share important stories regarding some of the oldest and most impressive ritualistic rock imagery in the Four Corners. Find out how these iconic stories relate to ceremonial aspects of modern-day Pueblos. Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A., (Hopi); Steve Simms, Ph.D.

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Spring 2018
Southwest Indian Art: Origins and Revivals 
In this exclusive art seminar, we journey through the majestic landscapes of northern New Mexico and Arizona with members of one of the oldest trading post families in the Southwest—the Tanners. Discover the origins of iconic art forms, and meet the contemporary revivalists who are keeping the traditions alive. Scholars: the Tanner family (Tanner Indian Arts).

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Navajo Weaving Workshop 
Steeped in the traditions of Navajo weaving, our scholars are known far and wide for their exquisite Two Gray Hills textiles. Learn the art of weaving on location in Canyon de Chelly and Window Rock, while absorbing personal Navajo stories about coming of age—then create your own textile masterpiece. Scholars: Barbara Ornelas (Navajo) and Lynda Pete (Navajo).
Chaco Canyon Summer 2018
Chaco to Mesa Verde
Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde are integral to the history of the Four Corners area. Together they reveal a rich indigenous history of the Southwest. We'll visit ancestral Pueblo sites well away from the tourist crowds to understand how the Chaco empire influenced events that followed through the greater Mesa Verde area. Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A., (Hopi); Kyle Bocinsky, Ph.D.
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Summer 2018
Zuni Migrations
From the famous La Posada hotel in Winslow, day-trip to exotic landscapes to explore indigenous migrations from A.D. 1080 to 1250. At Zuni Pueblo, visit nearby rock art and ancient architecture, and then enjoy traditional Solstice dances while feasting on culinary delights. Scholars: Dan Simplicio (Zuni, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center); Kimberly Spurr, M.A.

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Flowing through Time: The Rogue River
The Rogue River holds a cultural history defined by extraordinary resources: steelhead and salmon, clear-running emerald waters, otters, turtles, and bears. Enjoy a five-day rafting excursion with the luxury of cabin lodging at night. Scholars: Shannon Tushingham, Ph.D.; guest tribal scholars from the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians.
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Bountiful Harvest and Cuisine Workshop 
Learn about wild edible plants and indigenous foods from experts of the Southwest. Deepen your knowledge about nutritional cuisine and preparation and the uses of plants while creating together in the kitchen. Scholars: Katrina Blair (Turtle Lake Refuge, Durango); Norma Naranjo (Ohkay Owingeh); chef Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa, Red Mesa Cuisine).
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The Ultimate Chaco Canyon Experience
Sometime during the mid-twelfth century the once vibrant great houses and small houses of Chaco Canyon fell silent as the people of Chaco left their canyon homes. We spend a week immersed in the canyon taking time to explore the far reaches of this enigmatic national historic park. Scholars: Susan Ryan, Ph.D. (Crow Canyon Archaeological Center) and other scholars.
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Mississippian Mound Builders 
At the same time Chaco was at its height of influence, the mound-building Mississippian people were also at the zenith of their civilization in the Midwest. Explore Cahokia, the focal point of Mississippian culture in A.D. 1050, and study the effects Cahokia had on outlier communities in the area. Scholars: Gerardo Gutierrez, Ph.D.; Steve Lekson, Ph.D.; Tim Pauketat, Ph.D.
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Backcountry Archaeology: The Bears Ears
The newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah includes extraordinary landscapes such as Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, and Elk Ridge. Venture into the backcountry, exploring the area's diverse archaeology while gaining perspectives from present-day Native cultures. Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A., (Hopi); Ben Bellorado, Ph.D. candidate.
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Kayenta Migrations and Hohokam Connections
Marvel at the complexity of platform mounds, ancient canals, and ballcourts of the Phoenix and Tucson basins. Retrace the migrations of the Kayenta people from northern Arizona to the Hohokam areas of southern Arizona while exploring archaeological and indigenous perspectives. Scholars: Doug Craig, Ph.D.; Angela Garcia-Lewis (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community).
Guatemala highlands Fall/Winter 2018
The Guatemala Highlands: Tradition and Ritual
Explore ritual ceremonies and traditional agricultural practices in present-day Tz’utujil, K’iché, and Kaqchiquel—Maya communities in the highlands of Guatemala. This trip offers an extraordinary experience to engage with Maya and Hopi scholars as they compare cosmologies. Scholars: Stewart Koyiyumptewa (Hopi); Luisa Zea.
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Baja Rock Art  
In the dramatic landscape of Baja Mexico thousands of brilliant paintings are preserved in caves and rock shelters. Though the culture that lived here remains a mystery to the archaeological world, oral traditions link people of the American Southwest, such as the Zuni tribe, to this area through trade and migration stories. Scholars: To be announced.

 

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