Join us on Tuesday, April 6, as Jim Turner presents a FREE program on The Pima Villages: Oasis at a Cultural Crossroads. The presentation begins at 6:30.
Here’s more information from the Arizona Humanities Council site:
For almost two centuries, the Pima Villages along the banks of the Gila River near Phoenix were an oasis for travelers between Tucson and Yuma. Spanish missionaries, Forty-Niners, Civil War soldiers and eventually American settlers benefited from The Pima Indians’ plentiful crops and hospitality. These Gileños (people of the Gila River) preferred farming to fighting, but their successes against Apaches guaranteed travelers a safe haven anywhere within two days ride of their villages. In 1865 the Pimas and neighboring Maricopa Indians enlisted as the First Arizona Volunteers and helped end Apache conflicts. Through missionary and military reports, diaries, and the words of the Pimas themselves this pictorial history uses paintings and photographs to take you back in time for a virtual journey of the oasis at a cultural crossroads.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Arizona Humanities Council. Thank you!