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From Acoma to ZuniNew Mexico Arts, Culture & History

May 5 - 9, 2009 Enjoy lovely spring weather with scholar, author, Indian Trader Mark Bahti

  
 
Europeans’ fascination with Zuni Pueblo began in 1539, when Fray Marcos de Niza returned to Mexico from his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. Coronado came the following year to claim the treasure, and the rest is history… Our Tohono Chul Indian Country series continues as we once again join noted author/trader Mark Bahti with Piet & Mary Van de Mark’s Baja’s Frontier Tours for an intimate look at the arts, culture and history of Acoma, Laguna and Zuni pueblos. The golden cities remain myth, but treasure abounds in the form of knowledge and the wondrous arts and crafts of the pueblo people whom we’ll meet. Join us as we journey through Arizona into New Mexico, as we partake of classic western scenic vistas and meet Mark's old friends among the talented artists whose creations we'll admire...and some of us may even  bring a pot or necklace or ring or fetish home with us, yes?  From our base at a comfortable Best Western in historic Gallup, New Mexico, we’ll venture out daily to meet accomplished Indian artists and learn from demonstrations and conversations. A tour of Acoma pueblo, the ancient Sky City perched high atop a sandstone mesa is of special interest. Mark’s second-generation familiarity with the arts and artists permits us to meet his artist friends wherever we go: Zuni fetish carvers, silversmiths, potters and painters. We’ll meet other artists at Laguna and Acoma pueblos. We’ll stop & shop (collect or just enjoy!) at the very best places where you can trust the quality, pricing and authenticity. Our journey is round trip from Tucson. Comfortable lodging and transportation, all breakfasts and two lunches (one a traditional lunch at Zuni Pueblo) all included. Come experience the arts and culture and food and fun with Piet & Mary and Mark Bahti, who knows this stuff and shares it  so well!

This program was last produced in May, 2009.

It will be offered again in the next several years. Don't miss the next one!

Please call Jo Falls at Tohono Chul: 520-742-6455 x-228 (Tucson, Arizona) 

Or call Mary & Piet at (520) 887-2340, or email piet@bajasfrontiertours.com to request your detailed brochure today!

 
      
   
         

Reservations? Please call Jo Falls at Tohono Chul: 520-742-6455 x-228 (Tucson, Arizona) 

Some of Baja's Frontier Tours' most special and unique learning vacations are produced for members of Tucson's Tohono Chul Park, a non-profit botanical garden and art museum (with a gift shop and very pleasant restaurant, by the way). The Park's mission is to enrich people's lives by providing them the opportunity to find peace and inspiration in a place of beauty, to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert, and to gain knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of this region. Whenever you're in Tucson, plan an extended visit to the Park to learn more about it's mission and to further appreciate our Sonoran Desert.

 It's easy to become a member... http://www.tohonochulpark.org   

Call Jo Falls, Director of Public Programs, (520) 742-6455 X-228 for more information. Or e-mail Jo at jofalls@tohonochulpark.org 

 
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BROCHURE?   ITINERARY?   QUESTIONS?

Our brochure with more details of this trip is yours for the asking. Call Mary & Piet Van de Mark today.

We produce this learning vacation personally and look forward to answering your questions.

We're pleased to speak with you to discuss your interests and what we have to offer you.

520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)

Please call or email to make your reservations well in advance. Space is limited.

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