Creating pottery in Betatakin

  • Title: Creating pottery in Betatakin
  • Creator: Nugent, Robert
  • Subject: Institute of American Indian Arts; Indian arts -- United States.; Indians of North America -- Education.; Randolph, Leonard
  • Description: Some say this cliff village was left by ancestors of the Hopi, about 1280. Located in the Navaho National Monument, near Kayenta, Arizona. Here the workshop completed a composite poem led by Leonard Randolph (far right) Director of Literature programs, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. The stop at Betatakin was part of the two-day, overnight trip to Chaco Canyon, through Navaho country, overnight at Kayenta, the visit to the Navaho National Monument, on through Tuba City and viewing the Hopi Spotted Kachina dance at Shongopovy, Second Mesa, Arizona. National Park Service personnel from Washington D.C., and Santa Fe introduced thier Park Education program in these visitied national monumnets and the group discussed their relationship to such an ecology-cored program from within the BIA schools.
  • Date: 1971
  • Collection: Institute of American Indian Arts
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