From Acoma to Zuni…New Mexico Arts, Culture & History
in Acoma and Zuni, New Mexico?
Chaco Archaeology? Mesa Verde Archaeology?
have a Delightful New and Comprehensive
2017 Program for you!
us with any questions: 520-887-2340
lovely spring weather with scholar, author, Indian Trader Mark
offered in May
5 - 9, 2009. We hope to see you next time it's scheduled.
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
program was last produced in May, 2009.
will be offered again in the next several years.
Call Mary & Piet at (520) 887-2340, or
to request your detailed brochure today!
Jo Falls at Tohono Chul: 520-742-6455
Some of Baja's Frontier Tours' most special
and unique learning vacations are produced for members of Tucson's Tohono Chul Park, a
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
Call Jo Falls, Director of Public Programs, (520) 742-6455
X-228 for more information. Or e-mail Jo at
brochure with more details of this trip is yours for the asking. Call Mary & Piet Van de
We produce this
learning vacation personally and look forward to answering your
to speak with you to discuss your interests and what we have to
Please call or email to
make your reservations well in advance. Space is limited.
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under construction. Please call us with
any questions. Any time.
Mary & Piet Van de Mark
Frontier Tours LLC Tucson, Arizona 2008