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Amerind Museum Closes Temporarily

Given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and our concern for the community, we believe it is in the best interest of our visitors and staff to temporarily close our doors. Our reopening date has yet to be determined. We will continue to monitor the guidance of public health officials, respond to their recommendations, and keep you up to date about Amerind’s hours and programs. We appreciate all of your understanding and support of our beloved Amerind. We wish each of you good health.



Brown Bag Seminar: Gifts, Trade, and Taxes in Ancient Economies

May 22, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm


Photo courtesy of Ken Hirth

The economy was fundamental to the growth and development of all ancient societies.  It was through the economy that important social, political, and religious institutions produced and mobilized the resources required to carry out their activities and functions. This brown bag seminar discusses some of the common fundamental aspects of how ancient societies at all levels of complexity were organized. Come meet this international group of scholars who will discuss ancient economies of the Pacific Northwest Coast, horticulturalists of the American Southwest, pastoralists of East Africa and Mongolia, the Aztec, Inka, and Roman states, medieval urban societies of India and Europe, Bronze age societies of Mesopotamia and Scandanavia, and Mississipian chiefdoms.


Texas Canyon Trail Run


The Arizona Department of Health Services has updated its recommended guidelines to the public regarding public gatherings. The new guidelines follow the CDC’s recommendation to postpone gatherings of 50 or more people. For our community members’ health and safety, Amerind will be postponing the Texas Canyon Trail Run until this fall.

The new date for the Trail Run will be Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 am start time for 10K participants

9:20 am start time for 5K participants

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The Amerind Museum presents the 7th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in beautiful Texas Canyon. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement. 

In a culture of running, it is no surprise that many Native communities have ways of encouraging runners along their path. Among the O'odham of Arizona and Sonora, singing is important at all community events and celebrations. At the Texas Canyon Trail Run, Amerind is honored to welcome the No:lic Traditional Singers and Dancers. They are from the community of No:lic on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Most of their singers belong to a multi-generational family that values their ancient singing and dance traditions. On September 12, they will sing traditional O'odham songs in their Native language to encourage the trail runners along their way.

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 Amerind's Annual Tamale Cooking Class

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Tamale Class December 2020

Tamales are a favorite meal along the borderlands. Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to make a variety of types during this Special Spring Tamale Class. The menu includes red chili beef tamales, chicken tamales, and tamale pie. To garnish your tamales, you will also make a mango chili salsa. Lastly, no cooking class would be complete without something sweet and you will learn to prepare a decadent tres leches cake.

Cost: $75 per person for member, feasting included.


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