Message #167
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Wed, 13 May 1998
Subject: Fort Apache May-June Events

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

SASIG Ed. Note: See 320k PDF file: Fort Apache

From:  John Welch jwelch@mail.bia.gov

John R. Welch, Ph.D.
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and Archaeologist
P.O. Box 584, Fort Apache, Arizona 85926
jwelch@mail.bia.gov
(520) 338-5430 / (Fax) 338-5488


Here is a listing of ongoing programs at the Culture
Center at Fort Apache:


Nowike' Bagowa: House of Our Footprints White Mountain
Apache Cultural Center

Preserving the Wisdom of the Past to Serve the Needs
of Future Generations of the White Mountain Apache
People 

Cultural Programs - Spring and Summer 1998

Traditional Apache Arts and Crafts - Funded by the
Arizona Commission on the Arts. Don't miss this
opportunity to talk with the Artists!

Throughout May and June Apache artists will provide
demonstrations of basket weaving, beading, and
cradleboard and moccasin making free to the public.  

Demonstrations are scheduled for Thursday, Friday
and Saturday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Call (520) 338-4625 for information.

TUS AND TATS'AA: Apache Basketry Through Time
An exploration of the historic and modern roles
of baskets in the lives of the White Mountain
Apache people.

Historically the Apache used baskets for many
practical purposes, and they continue to play an
important part in the ceremonial life of the White
Mountain Apache, serving as a traditional link to
an earlier way of life.  The exhibit features more
than 50 historic and modern Western Apache baskets
on loan from the Arizona State Museum.  Apache
concepts of space were used to inform the layout of
the exhibit, which is color coded to the four
directions (East - Black,  South-Green, West-Yellow
and North-White)  Audio recordings of Apache stories,
songs and an interviews.

Opening in June: 

MICHAEL LACAPA: Artist/Illustrator  
An exhibition of illustrations from Michael Lacapa's
awarding winning children's books. Michael Lacapa's
Apache, Tewa and Hopi heritage provides a source of
inspiration for his artistry. His beautiful
illustrations, drawing on cultural images, serve to
illuminate the Native American folktales that he
preserve through his children's books. Illustrations
from three books will be on exhibit along with
sketches showing the artistic process of book
illustration.

THE BURBANK APACHES: Portraits from the Hubbell
Collection Portraits by E.A. Burbank of prominent
Apache figures at the turn of the last century.
After studying art in Munich, E.A. Burbank traveled
throughout the West painting the portraits of
Native American tribal leaders and other prominent
figures. Burbank's "redhead drawings,"  so named for
the color of the images, are recognized for their
detail and accuracy in portraying the subjects as
individuals rather than cultural caricatures. This
exhibit of 11 drawings from the Hubbell Trading Post
Collection includes images of Geronimo, and Chiefs
Chiquito and Bailish of Cibecue. 

Current Hours of Operation: Tuesday Through Saturday
8:00 to 5:00. Call 338-4625 for holiday hours and
demonstration schedules.

May 1998 - Arts and Crafts Demonstration Schedule
Apache Cultural Center

Thursday  May 7th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Lorita Gregg - Basket weaving

Friday May 8th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/moc.

Saturday May 9th 10:00-12 noon
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday May 9th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

Thursday May 14th 10-12 noon
Thelene Albert - Basket weaving

Friday May 15th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday May 16th 10:00-12 noon
Aurelia Tate - Basket weaving

Saturday May 16th 2:00-4:00 P.M.        

Thursday May 21st 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Friday May 22nd 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

Saturday May 23rd 10:00-12 noon
Lorita Gregg - Basket weaving

Saturday May 23rd 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/Moc.

Thursday May 28th 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/Moc.

Friday May 29th 10:00-12 noon
Lorita Gregg - Basket weaving

Saturday May 30th 2:00-4:00 P.M.        

Saturday May 30th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

     
June 1998 - Arts and Crafts Demonstration Schedule
Apache Cultural Center

Thursday June 4th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Friday June 5th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/Moc.

Saturday June 6th 10:00-12 noon
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday June 6th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

Thursday June 11th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

Friday June 12th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday June 13th 10:00-12 noon
Thelene Albert - Basket weaving

Saturday June 13th 2:00-4:00 P.M.        

Thursday June 18th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Friday June 19th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket weaving

Saturday June 20th 10:00-12 noon
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday June 20th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/Moc.

Thursday June 25th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Thelene Albert - Cradleboard/Moc.

Friday June 26th 2:00-4:00 P.M.        

Saturday June 27th 10:00-12 noon
Clementine Potter - Beadwork

Saturday June 27th 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Aurilia Tate - Basket