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Sep 28 2021


6:30 pm

Interpreting Rock Imagery – With Bertram Tsavadawa and Don Montoya

The Museum is excited to present a conversation with Hopi guide Bertram Tsavadawa and archeologist Don Montoya interpreting prominent rock imagery sites near Moab. Bertram Tsavadawa belongs to the corn clan from the village of Old Oraibi, 3rd Mesa. He shares his knowledge, experience, and insights into everyday Hopi lifeways on the tours he gives as the owner and guide of Ancient Pathways Tours. Don Montoya (now retired) spent much of his career as an archeologist working for the Bureau of Land Management in Moab. He conducts consultations with Native American tribes who have ancestral ties to the region.

Bertram and Don interpreted petroglyphs at Moonflower Canyon, Birthing Rock, Wall Street, and Poison Spider recently, and these interpretations can be seen in a video and a temporary exhibit now on view at the Museum.

This program, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live, and will feature discussion about petroglyph interpretations at prominent Moab petroglyph panels and discussion about the importance of protecting these cultural resources. This has been made possible with support from Utah Humanities, and is part of the 29th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival.

This free event will be held on Zoom and additionally broadcast on Facebook Live on the Moab Museum’s Facebook page. Join us at 6:30pm (Moab time)!

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89376529384

Zoom webinar ID: 893 7652 9384


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