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Mescal Agave Use in Arizona: Food, Fiber, and Vessel

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium
The agave plant was used by Native peoples for numerous utilitarian items. Mescal served as a valuable food source still being harvested and prepared to this day by many Indigenous groups. For millennia people have pit roasted the heart of the plant yielding a nutritious food staple rich in calcium and zinc. This talk includes the life history of mescal, and the multitude of Tribal uses of this intriguing plant and their long relationship with this plant from centuries ago to the modern era. Presented by Carrie Cannon.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Burton Barr Central Library Chapter.
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Nevertheless She Persisted! Women Who Made a Difference on the Arizona Frontier

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Lecture Room 4th Floor
Meet an array of early Arizona women who endured troubles and hardships, along with achieving amazing feats and triumphs during the territory’s early days, bringing a unique perspective to a harsh, strange country. Some of these women faced and fought discrimination, some laid down their lives. Learn about Native women warriors and peacemakers as well as women who rode into the territory to discover a completely different way of life. Journey back to a time in history when women explored, conquered, settled, and civilized this raw, new land. This presentation celebrates Arizona women who persisted and persevered in their quest to explore, discover, and conquer new lands and new beginnings. Presented by Jan Cleere.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Burton Barr Central Library Chapter.
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Keeping Heritage Real in Arizona

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium
One may hear varying points of view when it comes to heritage – timeless creation or historical storytelling, all are imperative. Keeping heritage ‘real’ is important as it ensures the posterity for Native Americans. The vivid landscape, the many footprints, timeless settings, high and low points, conflict and adversity – all are real. In this era, people are continually evolving, some focus on ideas, some share, some don’t. Still, all are simply working every day to balance a modern lifestyle. Hear about some of the old ways to help participants begin to relate to what’s happening here and now.  Presented by Royce Manuel and Debbie Nez-Manuel

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Burton Barr Central Library Chapter.
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The Shadow Catchers: 150 Year of Arizona Photography

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium
For more than a century and a half some of the world’s best photographers focused their lenses on Arizona. In addition to the renowned Edward S. Curtis, Kate Cory lived with the Hopi and represented them in photographs and on canvas, while C. S. Fly gave us the famous Geronimo pictures. In the 20th century Josef Muench’s pictures brought the movies to Monument Valley, Dorothea Lange captured Dust Bowl families, Barry Goldwater depicted Navajo and Hopi culture, and Ansel Adams glorified Arizona’s skies, canyons, and mesas. This presentation’s powerful images make the land and its people come alive.  Presented by Jim Turner.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Burton Barr Central Library Chapter.
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