Southwest Seminars presents
August 2023 Lectures
AUGUST 7 | Classic Mimbres Painted Pottery & Hunter-Gatherer Pictographs of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands
Presented by | Dr. Harry J. Shafer
Archaeologist and Senior Curator, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Author: Mimbres Archaeology at the NAN Ranch Ruin; Ancient Texans: Rock Art & Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos, (w/Jim Zintgraff, photographer); Editor: Painters in Preshistory: Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands; Six decades of archaeological research: Lower Pecos, Mimbres, Lowland Maya.
Presented by | Dr. Andrew Gulliford
Historian, Photographer and Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Co.
Author: Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance; Sacred Objects and Sacred Places; Preserving Tribal Traditions; Award-winning author with long experience with the lands and people of Utah’s San Juan County.
AUGUST 21 | Who Are We and Why Does it Matter? Or “When Are Indians Going to be the 'Good Guys' in the Movies?”
Presented by | Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) & “The Ususal Suspects”
Recommended by our friend and mentor, Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo, Founding Trustee National Museum of the American Indian, President & Founder; The Morning Star Institute; Recipient, U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom; Tonight featuring native artists, friends, newsmakers, and influencers sharing whatever they wish!
Presented by |Carleton Bowekaty (Zuni)
Former Lt Governor, Zuni Pueblo (protection of sacred/cultural sites throughout Southwestern U.S). Clans: Sun and Child of Tobacco; part of Big Ember Medicine Society and Corn Kiva; Policy Director, Bears Ears Partnership (actively engage tribal nations in connections to their sacred landscapes and protection efforts); former Co-Chair, Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, Zuni representative, Chaco Heritage Tribal Association; U.S. Army Veteran: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal