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  • February 5, 2023 - 3:00 pm

    On Sunday afternoon, February 5, 2023, at 3:00 pm, Dr. Maurice Crandall will present a special program titled, "After the Whirlwind: Yavapai-Apache Scouts and the Worlds They Made" at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. The event will also feature two performance groups from the Yavapai-Apache Nation: The Bird Singers and the Dilzhe’e Group.

    During the 1870s, Yavapai and Dilzhe'e Apache peoples were violently forced out of their homes in the Verde Valley, Bradshaw Mountains, Mogollon Rim Country, and around the confluence of the Verde and Salt Rivers. They were imprisoned, sometimes for decades, on military reservations, and only allowed to return to their homelands when the threat of "breakouts" had subsided. While many are familiar with at least some of this history, fewer are aware of the complicated history surrounding Yavapai and Apache service as U.S. Army Indian Scouts during this troubled time. While serving as Scouts, these men gained the crucial knowledge and experience to then help their people reestablish their homes in central Arizona. Reservation communities in the Verde Valley, Prescott, Payson, and Fort McDowell exist today largely thanks to the tireless work of Indian Scout veterans.

    Maurice Crandall is an Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University and an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. He previously taught at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Professor Crandall is a multi-award-winning author and public intellectual who has presented his research throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. His first book, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2019. He is hard at work on his second book, which is on the history of Yavapai-Apache Scouts. He received his PhD in History from the University of New Mexico, and is a graduate of Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona

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  • March 5, 2023 3:00 pm

    Telescopes Around (And Out Of) This World by Dr. Jeffery Hall

    Sunday, March 5th at 3:00pm

    Join us for a free admission presentation on March 5 at 3:00 pm. Dr. Jeffery Hall, Executive Director of Lowell Observatory, will present a program titled, Telescopes Around (And Out Of) This World. Dr. Hall will take attendees on a tour of the most exciting telescopes in use today, including the new James Webb Space Telescope.


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