Celebrate Native American Heritage Month At the El Paso Museum Of Archeology
November is Native American Heritage Month, and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology has weekend activities to honor indigenous cultures, specifically the Tiguas of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.
The first weekend will host Tigua Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. There will be free activities that will focus on the cultural and historical importance of the Tigua tribe in the El Paso area. You can see archery and Atl-Atl demonstrations, sample Tigua bread and chile, see paper plate gourds, dreamcatcher crafting, Tigua dances, medicine bags and sand painting.
The Museum of Archaeology will host a free winter storytelling event with Alex Mares to wrap up Native American Heritage Month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26. Mares is a Native American storyteller and interpreter. He will tell stories of coyotes and other traditional stories that are told in winter by Navajo, Pueblo and Apache tribes. The storytelling sessions will be outside, and there will be free refreshments.
For more information, log onto the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at archaeology.elpasotexas.gov or call (915) 755-4332.