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10/23/2009

“Who Are the Athapaskans?” to be held at EAC’s Discovery Park Campus

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[Click Image to Enlarge] The Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue with a free slideshow and lecture titled, “Who Are the Athapaskans?” to be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Pictured: The Beaver Clan House, Beaver Clan House -- largest clan house in Alaska. Built mostly out of Western Red Cedar. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—The Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue with a free slideshow and lecture titled, “Who Are the Athapaskans?” to be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. This lecture, presented by the Discovery Park Campus dean, Harry Swanson, will discuss many of the representatives of the Athapaskan peoples in the western United States.

“Many may not be aware that the Dine' (Navajo) and N'deh (Apache) peoples are of this cultural stock,” says Swanson. “So too are many peoples that inhabit northern Mexico, California, Oregon, and Alaska.” In this lecture, the mythology and anthropology of several of these important cultures will be highlighted.

“Having lived in Alaska for over 20 years, I have always been fascinated by the wonderful lifeways of the Athapaskan peoples there,” says Swanson. “When I discovered that the Dine' and N'deh were also of this same cultural stock, I was amazed. It is my hope to share some of this wonder with our audience.”

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

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