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EAC’s Discovery Park Campus presents lecture “Southwest Tools, Toys, and Medicine”

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[Click Image to Enlarge]  EAC’s Discovery Park Campus presents “Southwest Tools, Toys, and Medicines” in its lecture series at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. Admission is free. Pictured are a variety of Native American items. [Contributed photo]

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus cultural lecture series continues with “Southwest Tools, Toys, and Medicine,” a free slideshow and lecture to be presented on Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus.

The hour-long program will focus on how the Southwest Native Americans traditionally used natural materials, especially plant materials, to create medicines, toys, and other implements. Harry Swanson, dean of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, says, “Southwest Native Americans, both past and present, have a surprising array of natural medications, ritual instruments, toys for teaching children, and tools for accomplishing everyday tasks.”

For more information about this lecture or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260.