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Discovery Park Campus to present “Who Are the Pueblo People?”

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Discovery Park Campus to present “Who Are the Pueblo People?”

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus lecture series will continue with a slide show and lecture entitled “Who are The Pueblo People?” on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Discovery Park Campus Jupiter Room. The free event is suitable for all ages. Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus, will highlight the village locations, symbols, arts, and other cultural manifestations of contemporary Pueblo peoples.

The modern Pueblo peoples are descendants of ancient cultures including the Anasazi, Mogollon, Salado, Singua and Hohokam. “These people continue to thrive in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, near the Little Colorado River and Upper Rio Grande,” says Swanson. “Their fierce determination and adaptation have enabled them to withstand the acculturation influences of early Spanish, Mexican, and American governments and military.”

Swanson’s lecture will cover a range of topics, including the different languages spoken by various Pueblos. “The Pueblo continue to practice unique cultural traditions—especially ritual and artistic ones—that have made them world-famous,” he continues. “Most Pueblos provide exciting glimpses into unique lifestyles, and this lecture will explore some of the hallmarks of those ‘exotic’ ways of life.”

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