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Third Thursday Food for Thought – “Epics of the American Southwest: Hopi, Dine and Hispanic Narratives of Heroes and Heroines in Mythic Literature”
December 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature a presentation titled “Epics of the American Southwest: Hopi, Diné and Hispanic Narratives of Heroes and Heroines in Mythic Literature” by Dr. Sharonah Fredrick at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant, 5252 S. Mission Road, Tucson; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu).
Too often the claim is heard that there is very little ancient history or literature in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether it is the Hopi epics of the wanderings of Long Sash and the exploits of the Koshare twins; the Navajo legends that connect the cultures of the Southwest with the great late-Medieval stories of Toltec-Aztec Mexico; or the adventures of Spanish men and women who deserted Francisco de Coronado’s expedition in protest over Coronado’s treatment of the Native peoples, Arizona and the whole American Southwest are a treasure trove of epic narratives. This lecture stresses the social and moral messages transmitted in these oral and written texts.
Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’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 have their reservations confirmed before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date.