Dates: Oct. 15-18, 2017
Trip Leaders: Lyle Balenquah (Hopi tribal member/archaeologist) & Kim Spurr (MNA Archaeology Division Director)
Cost: $1,275 Member/$1,375 Non-Member
Easy to moderate. Most venues will involve short hikes but several are across the landscape without established trails. Some venues require short but steep hikes on constructed trails with stairs.
The Hopi people have occupied northern Arizona for generations beyond recall, and they are a society comprised of people who migrated to their current home from many regions. Hopi migration stories sustain traditional ties to broad areas and specific locations, which are often marked by “footprints” such as archaeological sites and petroglyph panels. These footprints mark migration routes, former habitation locations, and sacred landscapes that remain important in Hopi world view. Explore some of these places and gain a better understanding of Hopi history and heritage. Visit ancient pueblos in Wupatki National Monument and discuss the connection between oral history and archaeological research. Travel to Moenkopi and visit two petroglyph sites that showcase Hopi clan symbols and elements that pertain to traditional stories. Moving on to the Hopi Mesas, learn from modern artists how designs on prehistoric ceramics and petroglyphs influence modern designs, and how they are tied to the traditional stories. On the return route, visit visit Rock Art Ranch to view ancient and historic Hopi petroglyphs, then conclude with a visit to the Museum and explore exhibits and collections that showcase Hopi heritage and artistry.
Transportation from MNA, three nights hotel lodging (Moenkopi Lodge and Hopi Cultural Center), one dinner at the Hopi Cultural Center, tour and permit fees. Readings, weather information, and equipment recommendations will be provided prior to the trip.
What to Expect:
The trip will begin and end in Flagstaff. Guests will travel in a 12-passenger van. Elevations range from 5,000 up to 7,000 feet. Expect mainly highway drives with a few short dirt roads. Participants should be comfortable walking for much of each day. Health history and information are required at the time of registration.
Please call (928) 774-5211 x222 with questions or concerns.Register Now