Book Signing with Author Charmayne Samuelson

Please join us on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2024, 10am-3pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer and cowboy Juan Quezada. She will be signing books for during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

“Many books and articles have been written about Juan Quezada and the potters of Mata Ortiz. Now author Charmayne Samuelson has written an important book that tells the story of anthropologist Spencer MacCallum, who was the first to recognize Juan Quezada’s potential as a world-class artist; and who helped the Mata Ortiz potters create arguably the most important ceramic art movement in the second half of the 20th century.  Walter Parks, The Miracle of Mata Ortiz

“This is a wonderfully written and truly entertaining book! It is full of many interesting nuggets about Spencer never before published. I really appreciate the exciting stories in it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the fascinating life of Spencer and the story of Mata Ortiz pottery. Congratulations to author Charmayne Samuelson on a great job well done.” Ron Bridgemon, The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz

She will be signing books during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!

This event is included with Museum Admission

Walking to Magdalena: Personhood and Place in Tohono O’odham Songs, Sticks, and Stories

 

Please Join Us:  Saturday, April 22, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm

For a Book signing with Author Seth Schermerhorn

Walking to Magdalena: Personhood and Place in Tohono O’odham Songs, Sticks, and Stories

In Walking to Magdalena, Seth Schermerhorn examines the annual pilgrimage of the Tohono O’odham to Magdalena in Sonora, Mexico, exploring how these indigenous people of southern Arizona have made Christianity their own.

With scholarly rigor and passionate empathy, Schermerhorn offers a deep understanding of Tohono O’odham Christian traditions as practiced in everyday life and in the words of the O’odham themselves. The author’s rich ethnographic description and analyses are also drawn from his experiences accompanying a group of O’odham walkers on their pilgrimage to Saint Francis in Magdalena.

Walking to Magdalena offers insight into religious life and expressive culture, relying on extensive field study, videotaped and transcribed oral histories of the O’odham, and archival research. The book illuminates indigenous theories of personhood and place in the everyday life, narratives, songs, and material culture of the Tohono O’odham.

Seth Schermerhorn is Associate Professor of American Studies at Hamilton College. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of indigenous traditions, particularly in the southwestern United States. Although Schermerhorn has worked with several indigenous nations, he works most extensively with the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona. His first book, Walking to Magdalena: Personhood and Place in Tohono O’odham Songs, Sticks, and Stories, was co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the American Philosophical Society in 2019. Walking to Magdalena was selected for an “Author Meets Critics” panel at the American Academy of Religion, and the book has received glowing reviews from more than a dozen academic journals across the fields of anthropology, history, religious studies, and Native American and Indigenous studies. He is the Founding Editor of Indigenous Religious Traditions, a new interdisciplinary, international peer-reviewed academic journal. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Edward H. & Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation.

Amerind Free Online Children’s Book Reading with Violet Duncan

Violet Duncan

Amerind Free Online Children’s Book Reading with Violet Duncan

 

Amerind Free Online

Children’s Book Reading with Violet Duncan

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos

Join Amerind as we welcome author Violet Duncan (Plains Cree and Taino from Kehewin Cree Nation) for an online children’s book reading. After becoming a mother of four, Violet saw a need for Native American representation in literature. She took it upon herself to author three children’s books; I am NativeWhen We Dance, and Let’s Hoop Dance! She has recently joined the family of Penguin Random House with two new children’s books coming out 2023-2024. Violet is currently the Indigenous Cultural Advisor at the Tempe Center for the Arts, where she aims to create space for a permanent program of Indigenous performance and practice. Enjoy this special opportunity to listen to Violet share her stories with you and your family, followed by a Q&A.

Violet Duncan is Plains Cree and Taino from Kehewin Cree Nation. Touring nationally and internationally since 1991, she has performed for audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe through work as a Native dancer, hoop dancer, choreographer, storyteller and author. Violet is a former “Miss Indian World,” representing Indigenous Peoples of North America. Violet has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and mentor and has been a motivational speaker to Native Women and Youth. She has an incredible ability to engage and connect with young people. Much of her work is centered on strengthening and empowering Indigenous Youth. After becoming a mother of four and seeing the need for Native representation in literature, she took it upon herself to author three award winning children’s books, I am Native, When We Dance and Lets Hoop Dance! She has recently joined the family of Penguin Random House with two new children’s books coming out 2023/24. Violet is currently the Indigenous Cultural Advisor at the Tempe Center for the Arts, where she aims to create space for a permanent program of Indigenous performance and practice.

Find out more about Violet at www.violetduncan.com

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline081322

Free Online Children’s Book Reading with Violet Duncan

Free Online Children’s Book Reading with Violet Duncan

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Join Amerind as we welcome author Violet Duncan (Plains Cree of Kehewin Cree Nation and Taino) for an online children’s book reading. After becoming a mother of four, Violet saw a need for Native American representation in literature. She took it upon herself to author three children’s books; I am NativeWhen We Dance, and Let’s Hoop Dance! She is now a featured storyteller at national, as well as international festivals and is currently a professor at the South Mountain Community College: Storytelling Institute. Enjoy this special opportunity to listen to Violet share her stories with you and your family, followed by a Q&A.

This online program is free, but space is limited.
To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline111420