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Ceremonial Items Returned to Yaqui Community
Dear Friends, I am blessed to work with an incredible staff at Archaeology Southwest. They are super-smart, they are very good at what they do, and I learn a great deal from interacting with and just listening to them. This week a number of us have been kicking around a tough problem. Stewing,...
Lifeways of the Little Colorado River
Dear Friends, “It’s impolite to talk behind someone’s back” is a phrase I’ve heard since I was a youngster. (Let’s not talk about how long ago that’s been…) So I guess I’m going to be impolite today. Skylar Begay, who began his work with Archaeology Southwest in Janu...
Archaeology Southwest Welcomes Wyss Fellow Skylar Begay
Begay’s two-year commitment as Tribal Outreach Fellow will support National Conservation Area campaign in southern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (December 29, 2020)—Archaeology Southwest is pleased to welcome Skylar Begay for a two-year fellowship made possible by a generous grant from the Wyss Founda...
Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands
Commentary: Rosemont Mine Will Be Disastrous for Tohono O'odham Sacred Lands The mountainous area southeast of Tucson is sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation. For thousands of years, our people have used these ancestral lands to reflect and pray. We gather medicinal plants and food, and bear grass...
A Perspective on the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project
Skylar Begay (April 22, 2019)—Before I begin, I feel it’s important to provide context for the reader as to who I am. My name is Skylar Begay and I’m 25 years old. I was born on the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. I have lived in various places on the reservation, but I call...