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3/27/2009

EAC lecture series continues with “The Hualapai and Their Creation Story”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will present “The Hualapai and Their Creation Story” on April 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Pictured: Hualapai petroglyphs decorate the walls of Grapevine Canyon near the west bank of the Colorado River in Nevada. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will present “The Hualapai and Their Creation Story” on April 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. This slide show, lecture, and white board demonstration will be presented by Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus, and is suitable for all audiences.

Swanson will present one of the Hualapai’s primary creation stories as represented to him by Sylvia Querta, Hualapai culture preservationist, using the petroglyphs she showed him that can still be found along the Colorado River. He will also give some of the different interpretations of other story versions.

“Sylvia Querta, when I knew her, was one of the most exciting Hualapai mythology experts and cultural preservationists. Her storytelling was both instructional and beautiful,” says Swanson. “Of course, I cannot tell this important story with the same certainty and insider knowledge that she did, but I hope she would be proud of my attempt.”

For more information about this event or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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