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“Third Thursday Food for Thought”
January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Apaches and Their Horses” dinner presentation will be given by archaeologist Dr. Deni J. Seymour on Thursday, January 21, 2016 (restaurant to be determined later), 6:00-8:30 PM. A traditional Apache story goes that the people did not become the Apache until the adoption of the horse – which is said to have triggered the raiding adaptation. In this presentation Dr. Seymour will address this and many other notions about the Apache and their horses. No doubt, horses played a central role in the Apachean world but the horse divide is not as pronounced as thought. She will discuss various ways in which horses changed the ancestral Apache lifeway, how horses survived and thrived without European horse culture, how horses shaped warfare and intercultural relations, and how horses were intertwined with family and inter-band relations through horse trading and gambling. While the horse is maintained in contemporary culture, archaeological traces document the animal’s historical role in rock art, horse bones, landscape use, and artifacts. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s educational efforts. Because seating is limited in order for the program to be in compliance with the Fire Code, those wishing to attend must call 520-798-1201 and must have their reservations confirmed before 5 PM Wednesday, January 20.