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Holiday Mercado

December 16-17, 2017

10:00 am-4:00 pm


Join us for your holiday shopping while also supporting Amerind. Many Amerind friends have given us their own collections of art, pottery, jewelry, carvings, and so much more, specifically for us to resell to the public. At this two-day Holiday Mercado you will find treasures to add to your own collections or to give as gifts this holiday season. This eclectic assortment of items includes Nambe ware, ironwood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery, Native American and Mexican pottery, folk art, Western and Native American paintings, contemporary art and paintings, Hopi kachina dolls, Native American jewelry, notecards, Native American baskets, and posters at prices ranging from $5.00 to $5,000.

 Free with regular Museum Admission!


Amerind’s Annual Holiday Tamale Class

December 16, 2017, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

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Tamales Cooking Class 2017

This year we will prepare delicate Oaxacan Tamales de Cambray and a sweet coconut milk and raisin tamale, both steamed in banana leaves. Also New Mexico Pueblo blue corn lamb tamales and our favorite classic green corn tamale pie served with fresh pineapple salsa will be served.

Class Menu:

Tamales de Cambray: A delicate tamale from the Juchitan region, in the southern part of Oaxaca. A combination of shredded pork and flank steak and chicken is mixed with, plantain, raisins, olives, green chile, and spices, all steamed in a banana leaf or corn husk.

Blue corn lamb tamales: Small chunks of lamb, chile, and spices fill blue corn meal masa steamed in corn husk.

Our favorite Green corn tamale pie: Fresh sweet corn, green chile and cheese baked to perfection and served with fresh pineapple salsa.

Tamales de Dulce: Fresh masa mixed with coconut milk, sugar, and cinnamon with a golden raisin filling steamed in a banana leaf.

$75 per person per class, feasting included. Bring your apron and your appetite! To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666 or debbie@amerind.org.


Public Presentation:

Casas Grandes Clothing and Identity

Christine VanPool, PhD

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00 pm


Photo by Joe Kozlowski

Medio Period Casas Grandes human effigies portray males and females in different stances and types of clothing. These variances reflect aspects of Casas Grandes gender roles, identity, and ritual. Join Dr. Christine VanPool (University of Missouri) as she examines these differences and provides insight into Casas Grandes culture. VanPool has written extensively on Casas Grandes and Southwestern archaeology, iconography, religion, and archaeological method and theory. Her writings include Signs of the Casas Grandes Shamans and Religion in the Pre-Hispanic Southwest.

This program is supported in part by Arizona Humanities.


Presentation, Performance, and Photography Exhibit

Water Protectors: The Standing Rock Camps through the Lens of

Gabriel Ayala


Friday, January 12, 11:00 am



 Photo by Gabriel Ayala

 Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, has traveled the world performing and teaching. When he heard about the events taking place near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Ayala decided to stand with the Water Protectors, a group of predominately Indigenous community members who opposed the construction of a petroleum pipeline.

Ayala was forever changed by his time at the Standing Rock Camps. His photographs, on exhibit at Amerind, document his experiences at the camps. Ayala will talk about these experiences and will perform his award-winning classical music.


Chef Debbie’s Italian Adventure Cooking Class  


Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Chef Debbie presents an adventure through southern Italy, sharing recipes and stories gathered from Rome to Puglia and even a touch of Sardinia.  Learn how to make ricotta cheese that will complement grilled bruchetta. Then prepare your taste buds for orichetti pasta with a saffron cream and pork sausage. To top off your experience Debbie will demonstrate how to make chocolate gelato! Get ready to nourish your tummy and soul during this rustic Italian feast!


Class Menu:

Bruchetta brushed with olive oil, grilled and topped with ricotta, fresh tomato, and basil...yes, we will make ricotta cheese!


Orichetti (little ears) pasta with saffron cream and pork sausage.


 Chocolate gelato!

$75 per person per class, feasting included. Bring your apron and your appetite! To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666 or debbie@amerind.org.


Mata Ortiz Show and Sale

February 9-11, 2018

10:00 am–4:00 pm daily


Front: Pottery by Hector Gallegos and Laura Bugarini.

Take a trip to Amerind and witness the talent of pottery artists Javier Martinez, Hector Gallegos, and Laura Bugarini from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. The artists will conduct demonstrations, firings (weather permitting), and offer their exquisite ceramic vessels for sale.

You will also have the opportunity to meet Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez. Gutierrez will give presentations each day at 2:00 pm examining his family’s weaving and natural dye traditions.

Free with regular museum admission!

For more information contact Amerind at 520.586.3666 or visit amerind@amerind.org. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Machu Picchu and Beyond with Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV

July 21-August 4, 2018


Join Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV (Northern Arizona University) as we discover the history, archaeology, and natural beauty of Peru. This 15-day excursion will include flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines, witnessing the wildlife of Paracas, and visiting the breathtaking archeological site of Machu Picchu. Reserve your space today to take part in this unforgettable journey.

Members: $6,500 per person (Double occupancy, includes accommodations, ground transportation and most meals, single supplement of $1,545 for solo travelers. Domestic and international air travel and gratuity is not included.)

The tour is limited to 20 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early. Contact Monika Leuenberger of Avenues of the World Travel at 928.556.0853 to register or for more information.



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