The Santa Fe River valley was used by all peoples who entered the area and an important concentration of thousands of ancient petroglyphs are found along a volcanic escarpment formed by lava.
San Felipe is one of the most culturally conservative of all the Keresan speaking tribes and passionately retains their traditional religion and customs despite relentless pressures from the outside world. Join Southwest Seminars and David Grant Noble for an archaeological journey on the scenic Yampa and Green Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument.
Trip Description: Meeting in Vernal, Utah on May 20, we will visit the Dry Fork Creek Petroglyphs near Vernal, one of the most famous rock art sites in the Southwest. In Echo Park wea€™ll hike to two Fremont petroglyph panels and along the way cool off in Whispering Cave.
On our final day, wea€™ll emerge from the canyons for a leisurely float through Rainbow Park followed by an exciting ride through Split Mountain and its series of rapids. Santa Anaa€™s original location is unknown as all the members of the Pueblo either left or were killed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Join Southwest Seminars for the experience of a lifetime led by Geologist Wayne Ranney, author of a€? Carving Grand Canyona€? and featuring 7 days rafting the Colorado River through the legendary Grand Canyon and 7 nights camping under the stars. Learn the story revealed in the thick sequence and variety of rocks exposed in the walls of the canyon which provide a record of the Paleozoic Era (550-250 million years ago). Wayne Ranney is the author of a€?Carving Grand Canyona€? and a€?Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateaua€?, which he co-authored with Ron Blakey.
Trip Details: The trip will be in 37 foot motored raft as they are the preferred mode of transportation for this kind of river excursion by Wayne, being more comfortable and safer for this kind of expedition. Enter Grand Canyon and within the first few miles begin our descent though the geologic layers, traveling 78 miles by river to the bottom of this great stack of rocks.
Float deeper into the Marble Canyon section of the river and see lush green spring of Vaseya€™s Paradise stopping at Redwall Cavern, a vast alcove that J.W.
The canyon is truly Grand Canyon as we float downstream to the turquoise blue waters of the Little Colorado River, the spiritual birthplace of the Hopi Fourth World. Raft the notorious Lava Falls in the depths of the Grand Canyon near the end of our journey.
Arriving at Whitmore Wash, we board a helicopter for a scenic flight out of the canyon, followed by charter flight returning us to Marble Canyon for farewell dinner with Wayne and those often dreamt about beds. We have learned more about the Coronado Expedition in the past 25 years than has been pieced together in a century of prior work. Located on Ute Mountain tribal lands, this park was a 1911 compromise: between the United States taking tribal lands and the visionary leadership of Jack House, son of the Ute Chief Acowitz, who in the 1880a€™s tipped off the legendary Wetherill brothers to the existence of fantastic ancient Pueblo sites in Lion and Johnson Canyons in the Southwest. Step back in time to the late 19th century as we ride the train from Lamy, to Las Vegas, NM on the tracks of the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to visit three historic hotels: Castaneda, Plaza, and Montezuma.
Join us for a special visit to San Ildefonso Pueblo, one of the best-known New Mexico Pueblos because of the famous black-on-black pottery, which originated there and was revived in the1920s. Join Alan Osborne and attend Candelaria Day festivities at both San Felipe and Santo Domingo Pueblos, both Eastern Keres villages on the banks of the Rio Grande, where traditional and culture are closely held and tenaciously kept.
We have been invited to the Acoma Sky City Governora€™s Feast Day where we will feast at the home of the governor and his family and witness celebratory observances of this important event where tribal members renew their culture, language and native religion. The juxtaposition of young lava and old sandstone makes for a wonderful geologic setting and story. When sixteenth-century Spanish explorers first set foot in what is now Arizona and New Mexico, they encountered people who lived in large multistory apartment buildings of stone and adobe enclosing communal plazas. Join John Ware, Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara), and Connie Eichstaedt for a seven day tour of the Ancestral Pueblo world to visit the sites highlighted in Warea€™s new book from the SAR Press, A Pueblo Social History.
Our 3-day 2-night visit will be centered at the Chaco National Park campground, where our outfitters will provide a luxury and restful camping experience, including catered delicious food and shelter on-site under the stars and the night skya€™s pantheon of other heavenly bodies.
Eighteen giant calderas, or a€?supervolcanoesa€?, erupted in southwestern Colorado between 30-25 million years ago, forming much of the modern San Juan Mountains. Visit an early 18th Century Comanche camp, a site which encompasses where lodges were erected as well as ritual sacred areas beyond the dwellings. Journey to sacred sites in northern New Mexico, which are spiritually significant to different traditions, which have made a mark on New Mexicoa€™s cultural and religious landscape.
This excursion will visit the remote site of Tsipinga€™uinge, an ancestral Tewa village on the northwest edge of the Tewa world. Attend the Jemez Pueblo feast day dances and witness an age-old religious ceremony, one of the only occasions outsiders may visit the Jemez Pueblo village of Wallatowa.
Following our cultural orientation we will drive to the village of Santo Domingo for the occasion and spend the balance of the day watching the dances and ceremonial activities. Frontiers a€?the leading edges of contact and change between culturesa€? and boundaries are important because they recognize that social systems are open and provide perspective on the more intensely studied central places, such as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the Mimbres River. This important cultural area embraces the entirety of the Rio Alamosa drainage, from its headwaters at the Plains of San Agustin to its mouth on the Rio Grande including its tributary drainages and was the home of Ancestral Puebloans for more than 800 years. What could be better than a spring float down the mighty San Juan River, legendary cultural resource in the heart of the Four Corners region? Our expedition outfitter is Wild Rivers Expeditions with its staff of expert and well-informed river guides, who tell the local stories, row the rafts and prepare all our river meals, and also furnish our camping equipment and supplies.
After a hearty breakfast on Thursday, we will board our rafts for a 3-day float down the San Juan River. Float through the fabulous Upper Canyon of the San Juan with its stunning geologic formations and fascinating stop to see fossils. Includes 3 full days of floating and 2 nights of camping on the river, 2 nights lodging at Desert Rose Inn, (the evenings before and after the raft trip), with tents, and sleeping bags for the camping nights. Laguna Pueblo is seen by literally thousands of travelers who pass along Interstate 25 heading west of Albuquerque, but few are aware of its history, legacy, or traditions.
The next morning, we drive to Bisti Badlands area, where we will marvel at the hauntingly beautiful scenery and enjoy a (requiring good walkers) 4-mile round-trip hike on relatively flat grounda€¦a gourmet picnic luncha€¦followed by more spectacular scenery and outdoor geology classes as Dr. Nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Sandia Mountains, While much attention has been given to the important archaeology of the Galisteo Basin, much less has of the public interest has been devoted to the geology of this rich resource area, until oil and gas exploration was proposed recently before our Governor imposed an important moratorium on extraction industries in this beautiful area just south and east of Santa Fe located along the Rio Galisteo.
El Malpais National Monument offers many learning opportunities for us, including a presentation by Dr.
We will drive over the continental divide through a lovely, ponderosa forest setting amid volcanic flows, cinder cones, and scenic sandstone bluffs landscape to El Morro National Monument.i?? This prominent high rocky promontory sheltered a large fresh-water pool, which attracted wildlife, as well as ancestral Pueblo, Spanish and Anglo-American travelers seeking water at the base of the bluff. Georgia Oa€™Keefea€™s Beloved White Place: A Geo-Walk Through the Rocks at Plaza blanca with Dr. Located in the Sierra Negra Badlands, Our special day trip to Plaza Blanca (White Place) with our wonderful and favorite vulcanologist and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. You will also have the extraordinary blessing of spending a day with Sunny Dooley, a traditional Dine storyteller from the Chil Chi Tah area south of Gallup, who will guide us through her rural homeland. Make a memorable visit to the Crownpoint Navajo Rug auction, a significant monthly cultural event held in the Crownpoint Elementary School auditorium, where you will see many traditional weavers, as well as appreciate the opportunity to view a stunning collection of 200 or more weavings of all sizes, regional styles, and prices. Tour participants will visit three recently discovered (2008) Apache petroglyph sites along the upper Rio Grande, near Pilar, with noted Ethnobotanist and archaeologist Dr. Visit some of the most important Archaic era petroglyphs in the U.S, estimated at 4,000-6,000 years old or more. The charming town of El Rito, north of Santa Fe on El Rito Creek, is situated along the margin of both the Colorado Plateau and the Rio Grande rift.
For those of you that have explored the eastern half (the part you see from State Highway 4 out of Los Alamos), of the Valles Caldera, this tour will provide new insight and understanding to the amazing geologic and natural history of the Valles Caldera.
Join Alan Osborne, Southwest Cultural historian for a day trip to Zia Pueblo for feast day dances.
Spend an enlightening day with noted archaeologist, scholar, author and professor emeritus Dr. Arroyo Hondo was composed of 1,000 rooms arranged in 1 and 2-story room blocks and was originally investigated and partially excavated by Nels Nelson of the American Museum of Natural History. Tijeras Pueblo is on the east side of the Sandia Mountains and was occupied, like Arroyo Hondo, from about 1300 to 1425 AD. While neither Arroyo Hondo nor Tijeras Pueblos remained occupied into the mid-1400's, settlement did continue at a pueblo in the modern village of San Antonio. Paa-ko Pueblo also began in the 1300's AD as a plaza-oriented adobe-walled compound of several hundred rooms. Journey into the magical Canyonlands and Arches National Parks of southeast Utah and the spectacular Red i??Rock Country of the Colorado Plateau for an unforgettable five-day experience with Dr. Something extraordinary happened a thousand years ago in a shallow canyon in the heart the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. Saturday, April 7, 2007 The many layers of geologic history unfold as we spend a fascinating day hiking among the sacred landscape and spectacular i??formations of the new Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. This one-day hiking adventure will explore the geologic story of the Abiquiu area, including rock formations and vistas that inspired Georgia Oa€™Keeffe.
With Deputy Director of the OAS and Chaco scholar, Wolky Toll and cultural historian Alan Osborne, we'll leave Santa Fe early in the morning and drive along a scenic route through lands of the Santa Ana and Zia Pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Reservation on our way to Chaco Culture National Historic Park. This six day tour of the Rio Grande Pueblos will include visits to Taos, Picuris, San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Cochiti, and Zia Pueblos, as well as tours of important and seldom visited Eastern Pueblo archaeological sites, including Tsankawi, Hanat Kotyiti, Guisewa, Kuaua, Pecos, and the world famous rock art panels of the Galisteo Basin. Departing Santa Fe, we will travel to EspaA±ola, then turn west onto Forest Road 144 (also known as 39-mile road), winding our way up into the northern Jemez Mountains. Since 1957…Creating and Edvocating Relevant Social Service Programs- Serving Over 30,000 people per month!
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Maldives, Somalia, finally disasters stuck America and you still You did nothing and others did little. The former great party of Lincoln has withered over several hundred years to a constituency of emotionally twisted, bigoted, uneducated, and misguided people.
Mitt Romney and Republicans: Deluded, Delusional, Intellectually Deficient, Haters, downright soul-less people a€” a lingering disease in America. A sociopath and psychotic liar, such as Mitt Romney, is an insane candidate and will debate as if his life depends on it and as if he is under attack. Pro Vietnam War Mitt Romney flees to France as a Mormon missionary to avoid military service in 1968. Mitt Romney makes millions in dollars exporting American jobs to China and other low wage countries instead of awarding the work to American workers.
Mitt Romney thumbs his nose at Americans and refuses to show us his past tax returns for the 10+ years before 2010, which would be damning to his character as an American. Mitt Romney was recorded by a secret video talking to his rich campaign donors, and said in very CLEAR and very SPECIFIC well chosen words that 47% of Americans dona€™t pay any taxes, and that it is not his job to a€?worry about thema€?a€¦and that this nearly 50% of America thinks of themselves as a€?victimsa€?. Mitt Romney wants Americans who find themselves without healthcare to wait until they are seriously sick or injured and be rushed to the hospital emergency room most often near death. Mitt Romney is too stupid to know why you cana€™t open an aircraft window in flighta€¦and kill everyone on the plane. You are being used to make the Republican Party seem to be inclusive and to build its membership roles. I will start by saying that the Republic Party has morphed over the last centuries into something extremely strange and counter to American principals.
This is one of the pivotal moments in American history and the future direction of our country is at stake. Often well meaning people such as Christians or denominations such as Catholics and some of those who consider themselves Christian fundamentalist are lured into the Republic fold.
Except for three intelligent Republic members, the others are intimidated to vote a straight party line. According to Wikipedia, an autocracy is a form of government in which the political power is held by a single, self-appointed ruler. Autocracy is not synonymous with totalitarianism, as the latter concept was forged in 1923 to distinguish modern regimes from traditional dictatorships. The Republican members (except for three of them) could care less about Democracy or what is the long-term good of the people. Why is it that media interviewers sit there as though they are brain dead when Republicans use the term The American People?
Republicans consciously say this as though ALL the American People agree with what they say next. The media need to be ever vigilant and shine a bright investigative light on the Republican operatives who are throwing gas on this flame. During a serious attempt to understand the behavior and thought processes of Republicans, I made another positive match by searching key descriptors in Wikipedia as shown below. The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control. This extends into their pathological lying and willingness to con and manipulate others for personal gain or amusement.
Shallow affect also describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short lived and egocentric with an overall cold demeanor.
Let’s just torture the dirty bastards and let them know that in addition, we will rape and kill their mothers, their kids, their entire family and all their friends and associates! The Mission of How Can I Help Them is to bring positive change to peoplea€™s lives in the global community of the medically and economically underserved. Even with the healthcare reform and the poverty initiatives worldwide, new methods, new thinking, new medical advances, additional medical services, and new technologies are necessary to address global inequities in medical care, healthcare, economic and social well-being, education, disaster relief and poverty abatement. The goal is to get you to believe in the physics scientific principle that you are not too small to make a difference. No matter who one is there is always something that one can do to help that fits his or her time, finances, or lifestyle.
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Albert marched in city parades in Iowa for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign in June and July of 2008. See Geoff Mackley's (Film maker - Storm chaser - Volcano Photographer - Mountaineer - Adventure Cameraman). This book was required reading in my Economics 312 Course at DeVry University in Fremont California with Professor Abhay Ghiara. No matter who you are, there is something that you can do that fits your time, your finances, or your lifestyle. Romano-Hellenic Division: Fourteen countries including Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, Moldova and Turkey. Total Destruction Of Homes, Hospitals, Businesses, and, Apartments -- Thousands upon thousands -- Whole families and animals buried, killed, injured, and trapped under tons of concrete and steel.
Reblican intellectuals The end, the extinction, the death of the Republican Party in America -- Albert V. A Disturbing collage of sound tracks of emergency sirens, screams, explosions, rumblings, the crack of lightning, heavy rain, and loud disturbing music.
Funds of money are being pledged to help the victims and to rebuild the properties and the people live's. If indeed it was a a€?Wild Daya€?, we packed a picnic, binoculars, guide books, scout books, nature journals, and colored pencils. Although we want children to get acquainted with real trees outdoors, it is fun to read about them, too.
Another great choice of childrena€™s nature picture books to help with nature study in winter is Backyard Birds of Winter, a beautiful guide to identifying and observing birds that survive in the cold climate of the U.S. Our special visit to the southwest Santa Fe petroglyph site of La Cieneguilla features one of our favorite study leaders: David Grant Noble, noted and celebrated editor, photographer and archaeology writer and author. Although the Pueblo is not more than thirty minutes from Santa Fe, the fact that outsiders are not encouraged to visit has made it possible for them to maintain their individuality and resist the influences of modern life. The 4th edition of his Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide is due to appear in 2015, as his a new edited volume, Living the Ancient Southwest. We float through the beautiful canyons of the Yampa River for three days, reaching the confluence with the Green River in Echo Park, so-named by John Wesley Powell on his famous 1869 expedition. The Yampa is the only remaining free-running, undammed tributary of the Colorado and its flow level depends on the winter snow pack and spring runoff. Our outfitter will be Dinosaur River Expeditions, family owned and locally operated in Vernal Utah staffed by experienced and knowledgeable river guides that love sharing the beauty, the history and the wildlife of the mighty Yampa River of Colorado and the crystal clear waters of Utaha€™s Green River of the Flaming Gorge. Three nights lodging at Landmark Suites in Vernal, Utah (2 nights before the rafting trip and 1 night after). 1300-1600) by visiting four important Classic Period Ancestral Tewa sites in the Ojo Caliente Valley northwest of Santa Fe.
Following the 1692-4 Spanish Reconquest, Old Sana Ana Pueblo (Tamaya), was founded 8 miles NW of Bernalillo.
We raft into the Canyon beginning at Leea€™s Ferry and exit the canyon via scenic helicopter and charter air. He holds a mastera€™s degree in geology at Northern Arizona University and leads tours for the Museum of Northern Arizona, The Grand Canyon Field Institute and the Smithsonian, including round the world trips by private charter.
Our 190-mile trip between Leea€™s Ferry and Whitmore Wash has been selected by Wayne as covering the most scenic and geologically significant sites within the canyon in just the right balance of time on the river and off site exploration. Jane Coulter in 1922 as a tourist camp, ita€™s style was later adapted to most National Park Service locations. Explore the relationships between settled Puebloan villages along the Rio Grande and early Spanish-led expeditionaries. This led to a race for claimants to the treasures, the search and disappearance of artifacts along with the creation of a brisk trade in antiquities looted from these sites before federal laws were enacted to preserve them. After a warm welcome by a Harvey Girl we will get a detailed description of what railroad passengers experienced as they will bring back the deep appreciation of those magnificent days when the customer was king and the Harvey Girls, a€?those respectable young womena€™ and Couriers were ambassadors of impeccable service and local culture.
We will visit friends who have invited us to feast with them as they observe this important sainta€™s religious day in the Pueblos. It was extensively studied and researched by School of Advanced Research (SAR) in the 1970a€™s and has been the subject of nine monographs and numerous scholarly articles.
These two parks are geologic showcases for the Jurassic Navajo sandstone, the largest petrified dune field in the world. We then travel to Zion National Park where we will stay in the park at the renowned historic National Park Service Lodge cabins, Zion Lodge for 3 nights. The Spanish referred to these people as Pueblos (Spanish for a€?townsa€?), no doubt to distinguish them from the regiona€™s rancherA­a dwellers and nomads. Wea€™ll visit the contemporary Eastern Pueblos of Cochiti and Jemez, the Western Pueblos of Hopi and Acoma, and Ancestral Pueblo sites in Chaco, Mesa Verde, the San Juan River Gorge, and Canyon de Chelly. Scott Ortman will lead us on a very special tour of the Santa Clara Tribal Park at Puye Cliff Dwellings. We will hike the 3.6 miles South Mesa Trail Loop to Tsin Kletsin, (3 hours) on the South Rim with a visit to the important great kiva at Casa Rinconada.
With less driving back to town for overnight lodging in a town, we will see morea€¦nature, birds, plants, landscape, the skya€¦basically the full day and night Chaco experience. Kirt Kempter for a 4-day geologic exploration of the Creede and Lake City and Pagosa Springs, region of Southern Colorado, where four of the massive supervolcanoes eruptions occurred. Visit the scenic North Clear Creek Falls and the spectacular Slumgullion landslide en route to Lake City.
Zia achievements in pottery and other arts and crafts, their storied history as well as spiritual tenacity are legendary. Our purpose will be to enhance our appreciation and understanding of these special sacred places and the spiritual traditions which hold them dear.
We will also visit the Jemez State Monument, a 17th century Spanish Mission church, and the ancient village it was built near, now operated by the New Mexico State Monuments Division, as well as a delightful lunch at Deba€™s Deli in Jemez Springs, a resort community in the beautiful valley of the Jemez River. Joe Suina, former Governor of Cochiti Pueblo and Professor of Education (ret.), for the renowned Santo Domingo Feast Day, an annual ceremonial held in one of New Mexicoa€™s most colorful Pueblos on the Rio Grande. Suinaa€™s home in Cochiti Pueblo for an informative cultural education presentation on the ceremonialism of Pueblo dances and Sainta€™s day feast celebrations in theEastern Keres villages of Cochiti and Santo Domingo. Tuition of $90 includes Study Leader honorarium, transportation, meal, and donation to the Keres Language Project in which Dr.
Steve Lekson and Karl Laumbach for an archaeology and history field study trip to visit important sites of the Canada Alamosa, located in southwestern New Mexico.
Studies suggest that the Pueblo populations of the CaA±ada Alamosa were at times strongly linked to a central place(s) and at other times were reorganizing in an independent effort to adapt and survive. Rio Alamosa is fed by a perennially flowing warm spring (Ojo Caliente), home of the Warm Springs Apache, the hot springs are located three miles northwest of the ranch headquarters.
Enjoy an educational and relaxing 3-day trip down the scenic San Juan River between Montezuma Creek, Utah and Mexican Hat.


Shortly before our river trip ends, we will pass the amazing balancing rock known as the Mexican Hat, which is near our river put-out. All meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinnersa€¦2 at a€?Bluffa€™s besta€™ and 2 a€?round the campfire.
Visit one of the traditional western i??Keres villages of the Lagunas, Paraje, with Southwest cultural historian Alan Osborne where we will attend the annual Feast Day honoring Saint Joseph, patron saint of the Pueblo.
Containing some of the most spectacular and b bizarre geologic formations in New Mexico, including gravity-defying hoodoos and multi-hued shales, the stacked layers, or formations within this 45,000 acre wilderness area show a continuous record of ancient environments, formed between 160 million and 40 million years ago, with episodes of uplift and erosion, inland seas, shorelines, estuaries, large forested river deltas, meandering steams, bogs, and numerous fresh-water lakes leaving evidence of early mammal fossils, dinosaurs, petrified wood caches, and periodic volcanic ash showers. Its subtle natural beauty, with wooded hillsides, dramatic volcanic dikes, and wide, open grasslands has drawn many noted contemporary artists to settle there and has attracted attention from those seeking easily accessible but less traveled areas containing important sites of natural history, including those who specialize in flora and fauna, as well as geology and vulcanology. Kendrick on the many archaeological sites found El Malpais and recent discoveries, as well as current preservation projects in which Dr. Taylor, an 11,301-foot volcano, which figures prominently into native cosmology, life here has been longstanding, adaptive, and enriched by the landscape. We will a chance to see some of the most exciting and interesting ancient and historic petroglyphs (more than 2,000) in North America, including the Onate inscription of April 1605, (15 years before Plymouth colony in Massachusetts) most of which are accessible by a scenic paved walking trail.
Kirt Kempter, who will feature his a€?wise and well-considereda€™ thoughts and research on the geology between Santa Fe and Abiquiu, including a few roadside stops to look at important landscape features, rocks, scenic overlooks, and geologic field maps.
Paul Zolbrod, Research Associate, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, Professor of Literature, Dine College, Crownpoint, Professor Emeritus, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, and Author, Dine Behane. Sunny is a scholar for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and travels widely sharing her culture through stories. Included is transportation, lodging at legendary El Rancho in Gallup on Route 66, most meals, special presenters and Study Leaders honoraria, and donation to Chil Chi Tah Elementary School, and celebration dinner. We will take you to seldom visited sites in northern New Mexico That are spiritually sacred and significant to different traditions which have made a mark on New Mexicoa€™s cultural and religious landscape.
These western-Keres speaking and traditonal people have occupied the scenic hilltop village and this rugged region NW of Albuquerque for centuries.
Linda Cordell, with whom we will be visiting four archaeological sites on the edge of the Galisteo Basin: Tijeras Pueblo, Paa-ko Pueblo, Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, and San Antonio.
Intensively studied by Douglas Schwartz for the SAR, it sits at the margins of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just outside Santa Fe.
It is located above a seep, it is bisected by 2 arroyos, and was excavated by UNM field schools in the late 1940's, and again in the 1970's, directed by W. Kirt Kempter, vulcanologist, geologist, former Fulbright scholar, and Alan Osborne, Southwest cultural historian. Not only spectacular vistas, but also wildlife, including bighorn sheep, are always a possibility for sighting and photographing on this memorable day. Puebloan peoples constructed over a dozen elaborate Great Houses of stone reaching three to four stories above the desert floor. Wea€™ll first arrive at the Chaco Visitora€™s Center on the north side of the canyon, which features exhibits and interpretations of recent archaeological research as well as historic excavations, and artifacts revealing ancient life at Chaco. Although CNN is doing some analysis, MUCH more insight and indignation is needed on behalf of society. This 47% (sic) includes a large percent of the student population that has very little income and is going to school on Pell Grants and other loans. The entire healthcare industry is moving to "prevention and wellness care" not only to get and keep American's healthy but to avoid treating extremely costly illness that results from waiting until a person is in late stages of an illness (i.e. It has primarily attracted members with extreme personality and character quirks that are for the most part disguised under the cloak of conservatism.
The term is mostly pejorative.[1] It was used for the first time by Aristophanes in his satire against the demagogue Cleon.
Nor is it synonymous with military dictatorship, as these often take the form of "collective presidencies" such as the South American juntas. These people have been surreptitiously pointed and pushed to vent their anger, frustration, and confusion to disrupt the town halls and any programs of the Obama administration -- especially healthcare reform but many are more dangerous than may be realized.
The Republican Party may have had a strong democratic and patriot beginning but over the years, it has been hijacked by autocrats, the ignorant and the insane. Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.
The prototypical psychopath's emotions are described as a shallow affect, meaning their overall way of relating is characterized by mere displays of friendliness and other emotion for personal gain; the displayed emotion need not correlate with felt emotion, in other words. So, in addition to the physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture, rape, sodomy, and homicide of prisoners, the water boarding and wrongful death of detainees, (some of whom are merely suspects) held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) and other detention centers, the Republicans found new and ancient ways of torturing suspects until they were willing to confess to anything and even to implicate others who could also be tortured into confessing to anything. It is a long-term project and will be updated periodically due to the author’s time constraints. There is no excuse that the governments and industries of the world have not succeeded in making this happen..
Even the tiniest action you take will set forces into motion that will reverberate throughout the world for an eternity; in that the law of conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant. Typical monthly pay is approximately $300 per month for a doctor in Eastern European areas such as Ukraine. Over seventy years of repression has taught them to be silent, afraid, or passive to their suffering, as such, we do not hear or read about them as we do about the needs in the continent of Africa and other developing countries. Medical care, healthcare, economic and social well-being, education, disaster relief and poverty abatement are the major areas of this initiative that with your help will develop over time. Telemedicine is today enthusiastically embraced with high expectations in both public and private sectors. Services can include multidisciplinary conferences for challenging diagnoses, in-depth therapy, medication management, and regular follow-up care.
In spite of the efforts of hundreds of other charities and assistance organizations and volunteers, millions of people chose non-action and non-participation.
Credits run at the end of the film with thanks for clips that I borrowed from other videos. Sheppard about the end, the extinction, the death of the Republican Party in America - News Republican.
THE SHOTS CUT BACK AND FORTH FROM DISTANT LONG SHOTS TO MEDIUM AND CLOSE SHOTS OF THE DEVASTATION TO PROPERTY THEN TO LONG SHOTS THAT ZOOM TO MEDIUM, CLOSE, AND EXTREME CLOSE UPS OF EMOTIONAL VICTIMS OF ALL RACES, AGES, AND CULTURES IN TERRIBLE DISTRESS. PRIVATE GOVERNMENT, NON-PROFIT, AND CORPORATE PEOPLE AND GROUPS IN ACTION HELPING WITH SEARCH AND RESCUE, SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TEAMS, MEDICAL, FOOD DISTRIBUTION, FOOD KITCHENS, SETTING UP TENTS, DISTRIBUTING BLANKETS, HELICOPTERING VICTIMS, BOATING AND CARRYING VICTIMS, COMFORTING PEOPLE, TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN. Instead they looked out the window each morning, hoping to declare the day a a€?Wild Day.a€? You see in the Pacific NW US, where we lived at the time, outdoor activities from September through June could not be preplanned because of the incessant rain. Nature walks in the mountains, along wetland trails, or at the sea side gave us fresh air, sunshine, and plenty of subjects to choose from for our nature journals. Buy quality supplies, the very best colored pencils (Prismacolor) and composition books with half blank and half lined pages at Walmart for nature journals. Living on that lovely Pacific island, we suffered the loss of many treasured possessions due to mold and insects and my ignorance. Oak Tree is a wonderful book to inspire you and your children to give Charlotte Masona€™s idea of a year long study. Even though it was hard to get started, Wild Days and later the Handbook of Nature Study gave us plenty of fodder for learning and great family memories. We will learn about the history and theories relating to Ancestral Puebloan rock art, migration of Tewa Pueblo peoples, Colonial Spanish exploration and settlement along El Camino Real (Royal Road). Individual interests are subordinate to community values and responsibilities so that the strong ceremonial structure and the traditional rituals have kept the people as a vital and distinctive tribal entity with a proud heritage of ancient origin. Along the way, wea€™ll see the remains of a pioneera€™s cabin, a series of pictographs in the Barrier Canyon style, and Serviceberry Shelter, where Archaic hunter-gatherers camped millennia ago. See architecture, agricultural fields, and ritual features in the context of some of the largest and best-preserved ancient Pueblo sites in the region.
Tribal members usually maintain two places of residence, one in the farming community along the Rio Grande and the other a traditional home on the north bank of the Jemez River several miles away. The trip includes hotel lodging and dinner the night before the excursion as Wayne sets the stage for our grand adventure and another night and dinner after the trip wraps up as we celebrate our amazing journey through this vividly colored canyon, a nine day study tour on the most coveted raft trip in the world.
Discuss the origin of the canyon and how the complexity of erosional features of the Colorado River and precipitation created and continue to shape the canyon. We begin our journey with slow moving rapids, which increase in intensity as we travel further into the Canyon. Our highly recommended outfitter, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE) has been in business since 1971 and features knowledgeable, trained and experienced river guides, who are excellent outdoor chefs, enthusiastic river companions and certified in CPR, Wilderness Medicine and River Rescue. Protecting these lands from Anglo incursion, touristic curiosity and the federal government has created a seldom visited trove of four well-preserved canyon cliff dwellings requiring three miles of hiking and climbing five ladders when accompanied by a Ute tribal guide. We will learn about Fred Harvey, the Englishman who founded the hotel and restaurant chain. They have a strong sense of identity and retain ancient ceremonies and rituals and dances tenaciously.
The site was occupied in two separate and distinct phases more than six centuries ago, and at its height was comprised of approximately 1,000 rooms.
Over 2000 feet of Navajo Sandstone form massive cliffs within Zion Canyon, creating one of eartha€™s grandest geologic settings. Our days at Zion will include visits to more remote corners of the park, such as Kolob Canyon in the northwest, and the more central Kolob Terrace Road, where we will hike the scenic Northgate Peaks Trail. Classifying people by settlement pattern and architecture, the most visible of cultural expressions, may be a natural thing for explorers to do, but i??the label a€?Puebloa€? glossed over considerable cultural variability. Participants will be regaled with stories of the Pueblo past from an archaeologist (Ware) and Native Pueblo scholar (Swentzell), and view the spectacular landscapes of the Southwest 4-Corners from the comfort of a modern coach (with on-board restroom!). These ancestral Puebloan sites figure prominently in his ethno genesis research on Tewa Pueblo origins, migrations, settlement patterns, and history. This study tour is designed to experience 2 backcountry trails while still visiting Great Houses within the central a€?downtowna€™ area of Chaco Canyon Culture National Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Their mission church and plaza and the village and surrounding hills and mountains are powerful spiritual forces.
Visits include (subject to change): Upaya Buddhist Zen Center, Sikh Dharma in Sombrillo, Plaza Blanca and Dar al Islam in Abiquiu, and Christ in the Desert Monastery overlooking the Chama River, the Sikh Dharma in Somlbrillo, Our day will be filled with opportunities for reflection and awareness on the different paths for restoring balance and harmony in our world. 1312-1350 and is possibly one of the places where immigrants from the Four Corners region entered and settled the northern Rio Grande region. In the centuries before the Apache (Athapascan) migration in to this area, it was the setting for two large-plaza Pueblos, a migrant Mesa Verde village, a huge 500-room Tularosa town, the northernmost Mimbres village, the southernmost Socorro site, and a sizeable earlier Ancestral Puebloan pithouse community, all located on the Monticello Box Ranch. Wea€™ll camp for 2 nights, learning about the cultural history and archaeology of the region with David Grant Noble. Comfortable overnight motel lodging the night before and after our 3-days and 2-nights on the river at Desert Rose Inn, a log lodge recently built on the edge of the town of Bluff, Utah.
This scenic stretch of the river is especially noted for its Puebloan ruins and Basketmaker rock art panels and many are only accessible from the river.
Honorarium for our exceptional Study Leader and river guides, all fees for permits and services.
You will have the opportunity to be part of this important ceremonial day and by your silent observation both give and receive the blessings of the Lagunas. The area is filled with multi-colored ash created by iron, manganese and crystal-forming silicates, and has been described as a paleontological treasure trove! Kirt, offering plenty of time for on-site educational lectures, photographic moments, and awe-inspiring sacred landscape. Drive back to Santa Fe that afternoon for evening arrival with a stop at our favorite Cuba, NM dinner spot, Brunoa€™s for some home-style cooking before our Santa Fe evening return. Many myths and legends abound about this remarkable area, including oral tradition never written down. For an optional energetic uphill hike, those interested may visit the ancestral Zuni village of Atsinnaon top of El Morro. Along the way, we will Santa Rosa de Lima, the historic site overlooking the Chama River and original site of the Abiquiu Valley settlement. We visit her local Chapter House and to the Chil Chi Tah School, where you will meet Navajo teachers and students.
Our purpose will be to enhance our appreciation and understanding of these various sacred places and the spiritual and religious traditions which hold them in esteem. Ford who serves as Arthur Thurnow Professor of Anthropology and former director, Ethnobotanical Laboratory, University of Michigan. Zia, located beside the Jemez River, is near the Nacamiento Mountains and red rock foothills of the Pajarito and Jemez Plateaus.
Each of these is representative of different ways Ancestral Puebloans built 14th century communities. In the 1970's, portions of the ancestral pueblo village and the historic San Miguel de Laredo were excavated by the Museum of New Mexico and scholars conducted important ethno historic research.
By the 1500's, a smaller, mostly stone-masonry pueblo was built on-site and occupied into the 1600's AD. Wea€™ll spend all four nights at the new and beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge, featuring a popular restaurant and on-site winery and vineyard, as well as beautifully appointed riverside timber lodges with private patios overlooking the Colorado River.
Within just a few generations, masonry Great Houses were built by Pueblo communities throughout the San Juan Basin and beyond to eventually encompass portions of four adjacent states.
Following lunch we will take the short hike to the nearby-unexcavated Una Vida site, as well as an optional scramble up to the petroglyphs overlooking Una Vida. The newsmedia and politicians are afraid to directly say that many of these constituents are ignorant and emotionally and socialogically ill. Most have paid all forms of taxes--state, federal income, other withholdings such as Social Security and Medicare taxes, local, sales taxes, fees, etc. An opponent must hit him with so much detrimental information so fast and in such quantity that Romney cannot possible answer all the charges.
Add to that a megalomaniac disorder; you have the Republican nightmare that is facing America and the world. The media needs to put a thumb on the side of the scale for truth and justice and the American Way. No matter what the rhetoric, history will show you as obstructionist to American progress and humanity.
The rest of the world thinks you are a strange species; and that perhaps you were picked on or beaten as a child, so you were driven to be different. Others are just pure phonies and have so little substance or character that they joined under the delusion that they would be associated with people with money or those who are close to or control money or power. President Obama has already stabilized the American economy and restored American confidence in the future and progress.
Many recently have seen a different light and are no longer a part of that lock-step political gang. They marching to a beat similar to what the Nazi party created -- a total mindless autocracy. Why is it that the media seems to be stupid when in plain daylight the Republicans are incensing the crazies to come out, to say, and do insane and ignorant things? Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. If you are tempted to think that it is relatively a lot of money because of cost differences, you are wrong. It is seen as a new system that provides effective and flexible solution to intransigent health care problems as well as financially and logistically challenged health care delivery in the United States and other parts of the world. Romneya€™s Mormon ancestors flee to Mexico to avoid anti-polygamy laws imposed on them in 1892. The childrena€™s nature journals of years ago did not survive nor did keepsakes of our angela€™s life. Each week we read a leading lesson and attempted to find and draw that thing on our Wild Day. All children but especially children who are fresh out of public school need to connect with the beauty of Goda€™s creation. At certain times of the year, however, they welcome visitors and the Green Corn Dances in May are the main attraction to outsiders and other Pueblo people as well. We will learn about the archaeology of the Desert Archaic and Fremont cultures through Davida€™s lectures and hikes. Wea€™ll also hike to Mantlea€™s Cave, a huge rock shelter where Fremont Indians stored an astonishing array of specialized items in storage cysts, now in the collections of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Set among towering red cliffs and ancient ponderosa pines, we may see a variety of wildlife, deer, eagles and big horn sheep along the shoreline.
Learn Tewa history and how we use different techniques, archaeological review and Tewa oral tradition, to better understand their past. Learn about the variety of species of mammals, reptiles, fish and birds that make the Grand Canyon home, including many threatened and endangered species and plants that have found a refuge in the Parka€™s protected lands. There is plenty of whitewater excitement, including some of the most famous a€?drops and fallsa€? in the world: Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls. While millions visit Mesa Verde National Park, which borders Ute reservation lands, these are seldom seen and striking sites that have not been stripped of their ancient presence and essence. Wea€™ll tour the famed Castaneda, newly purchased and under renovation by its new owner, Allan Affecldt (or resident partner), who also restored La Posada, the Harvey Hotel in Winslow, Az. The significance of Arroyo Hondo is that it was one of the earliest large, aggregated pueblos built during a period when settlement patterns throughout the northern Rio Grande were evolving in the direction of large towns located near dependable sources of water.A We will have an archaeological tour of this important cultural site, owned by the Archaeological Conservancy, with site steward and noted author, and archaeologist, Dr. Several easy to moderate hikes will be offered within Zion Canyon, including Echo Canyon, Weeping Rock, and the Riverside Walk.
Coral Hills Best Western will serve as our base for two nights to explore beautiful Snow Canyon. The people the Spanish called Pueblos spoke at least seven mutually unintelligible languages (six are still spoken today) from four different language families, and their linguistic diversity was mirrored in many of their social, economic, and religious practices and institutions. He is able, using linguistics, metaphors, architecture, and material culture, to follow ancestors on their long journey south from Mesa Verde and the San Juan River Basin.
Between them, wea€™ll learn about the history and theories relating to ancestral rock art, migration of Tewa Pueblo peoples, Colonial Spanish exploration and settlement along El Camino Real (Royal Road), plus fascinating concepts of earth science, significant geographic landscape and visible volcanic features young and old we see in this region, as well as the causes of the rise of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Wea€™ll be like trees: silent observers, important witnesses, participants in the continuing strength of Keres Pueblo culture here today. Wea€™ll explore the sitea€™s well-preserved architecture, cliff dwellings, artifacts, rock art and trails, and the world-quarter shrine all while overlooking the stunning Piedra Lumbre made famous by Georgia Oa€™Keeffe. Suina will share with us aspects of culture, history, spiritual underpinnings, and ritual observances which are tied to the rhythms of nature in the native world of the Eastern Keres Pueblos. The area has been extensively studied by scholars for several years in recognition and interpretation of frontiers and migrations of peoples in the archaeological record. Lekson and others have made a strong case that the Canada Alamosa was the destination for a migrant community from the Mesa Verde culture area. He has guided educational and archaeological groups down the San Juan River for more than twenty years. Learn the history of the Keres world and its influence from both the ancestral Puebloan and European traditions. Kirt Kempter, will use this outdoor classroom as an educational opportunity to explain and discuss the earth history of this beautiful basin in our own backyard. From them, you will learn about the magnificent natural and cultural history of this scenic area, called a€?the evil countrya€™, or the badlands, by chroniclers on the Coronado Expedition of 1540, as a result of their extreme difficulty in crossing through lava flows by the expeditionaries and their horses along the legendary Zuni-Acoma Trail.
The mythology of El Malpais will be discussed as well as the many different native cultures in the area, including Acoma, Zuni, Dine (Navajo), and others, which have made their home in the region for centuries and in some cases, millennia. All will have access to the modern Visitor Center, featuring rangers, interpretive exhibits, and books and literature. Departing Santa Fe, we will travel through EspaA±ola, turn west over the Rio Grande, and on the north side of town turn west again onto a dirt road which we will travel for several miles on a scenic forest road, where we wind our way up through the Pajarito Plateau and into the scenic Jemez Mountains. Zolbrod will escort us to an important ancient Chacoan outlier, Kin YaA­a (Tall House), where he will help us understand the importance of Chaco Canyon culture. You will have an opportunity to interact and learn about Dine culture in education from the teachers and students and tour the school.
Our Study Leader is a specialist on sacred spaces and places, and this will be a unique opportunity to share in his wisdom and insights. After scenic drive up the northern Rio Grande valley to Pilar, we will access the petroglyphs by hiking to view some of the most exciting images on stone. Forest Service and members of the American Rock Art Research Association, as well as Arizona State University scholars, these areas (Sites #006 and #147) are filled with over 600 known rock art carvings, which are astronomically aligned to Summer solstice and equinox sunrise and sunsets. These lands were the site of hunting gathering and farming communities for many millennia, as this region was populated by different peoples over long periods of time who came together to become those who were encountered by Spanish conquerors, missionaries and settlers.
All four pueblos were constructed of adobe and noted scholars excavated each to different degrees during the 20th century and today visitors see low mounds of earth. Pottery traditions of the village were shared with other puebloans of the Tewa Basin and Pajarito Plateau but Arroyo Hondo appears not to have participated in much broader networks of exchange. While much smaller than Arroyo Hondo, with about 250 rooms, it experienced 2 different construction episodes during which the community completely reorganized its space.
This is one of Americaa€™s recent national monuments and is an important area sacred to Keres and other Pueblo peoples.
Sheppard site and a political commentary on the Republican Party and its members along with a global charity awareness and donation site.


The strikes must be hard hitting and designed to force answers that show the sociopathic side of Romney. 10s of thousands of this percentage are also the combat area military whose income is tax-exempt when they are in combat zones.
Let there be no mistake, people look at you and listen to you; and they see weird and emotionally twisted. They expect a reciprocal reward through connections to pathways to money, promotion, special assignments, power, and protection. Why do we not see the new media pointing out the selling out of the people by the Republicans?
Why does the media treat these insanely ignorant people as though they are just Concerned Americans, and allow their handlers go unchallenged when they refer to them as Real Americans, when it is clear that under greater magnification and inspection, these people have no idea what they are talking about, have never read, studied, or even seen the Constitution that they refer to, and most are simply Obama bashers and nuts!!!! Just torture the dirty bastards and let them know that in addition we will rape and kill their mothers, their kids, their entire family and all their friends and associates! So again, there is no uniform classification of people to which the word liberal can apply.
Living costs in such areas are increasing for basics such as food, clothing, and housing, and other necessities.
The excitement is generated by the enormous expansion of Information Technology into everyday life, communication, education, business, industry, commerce, entertainment, and health.
But in the hearts of my now grown children, dwells a love for the natural beauties of Goda€™s creation. Read a bit from one or more of these each day kept in a basket of just such books by your school room chair. Our hike will include some relatively flat trails on the mesa top, some rough uneven terrain along the boulder slope where the rock art is located, but will also include the short but steep rocky talus access to the mesa top, so please come prepared for this rugged landscape on the outskirts of Santa Fe which overlooks the important riparian stream banks of the beautiful Santa Fe River downstream from the city now featuring beaver dam ponds. Hundreds of men, women and children dance throughout the day, accompanied by a male chorus, in the huge sunken bowl of the Plaza worn down by the centuries. Ann features Corn Dance, a colorful spectacle which draws the entire Pueblo together as most of its population, nearly 700 people, return to the Old Pueblo (normally not open to outside visitors) for traditional ceremonies and visiting native arts and crafts vendors. Discover more about the 5000 year human history presence and importance of the canyon to ancestral Puebloan, Hopi, Havasupai, Navajo, Hualapai, Paiute and Zuni. As importantly wea€™ll hike beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, turquoise pools, and the cooling shade of hidden grottos and enjoy stargazing at night. Wea€™ll enjoy dinner, a lecture, and overnight at the historic Old Plaza Hotel, built in 1889.
It is with anticipation that we look forward to spending time with our dear friend, Dora Tse Pe, the legendry potter and San Ildefonso resident as well as her family who have invited us to share a feast meal with them on this important occasion.
George, Utah, just a few minutes from Snow Canyon State Park, where geologically young volcanoes poured dark basalt lava through spectacular canyons of red and white Navajo sandstone.
The close proximity of Snow Canyon and Zion will allow us to spend significant quality time in both parks, with less highway travel. On Day 3 we begin our exploration of Zion, lodging for three nights in individual historic cabins right in the heart of Zion National Park, a very special opportunity indeed. They were not, in other words, a monolithic culture, but several different peoples who shared cultural practices.
On this day trip, we will see remains of Tewa houses dating from the 14th century, much evidence of pottery as well as other artifacts in situ. We will also review the local hydrology and understand the presence of many natural springs nearby. It is with anticipation that we look forward to spending time with legendary potter and Zia native, Dora Tse Pe and her family who have invited us to visit and share a feast meal with them on this important occasion. He will also share information on the important Keres language preservation project for which this study tour is organized to support. In addition to providing commentary on each site visited, he will offer us interesting facets of Puebloan and Dine (Navajo) history. Wea€™ll also visit the beautiful Laguna Mission church, operated by the Franciscan order, built in 1699 and containing beautiful native paintings, colonial reredo (altar screen), and traditional adobe architecture. We will travel through the historic ghost town of Waldo and along the railroad tracks laid through the area in the late 19th century to the picturesque village of Cerrillos, then travel across the Galisteo Basin heading east on the backloads through this scenic area. Visit a small rural family-owned Trading Post, rarely seen by outsiders, which helps bridge cultures and maintain community.
Special visits and tours of Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, Christ in the Desert Monastery, the Sikh Dharma and community in Somlbrillo near Espanola, the Buddhist stupa in Santa Fe, plus special presentations by representatives at these very special locations.
In addition to petroglyphs, there will be spectacular views of the Rio Grande gorge, birds, possibly early wild flowers, important Apache cultural shrines and their campsites.
These types of carvings from this era are often associated with nomadic hunter-gatherer societies. While conquest is an important chapter of Pueblolan history, a€?survivancea€™ is its modern reality. Why did ancient Puebloans build monuments whose construction required the quarrying and shaping of thousands of tons of sandstone from canyon walls and the hauling of over 200,000 pine logs from mountain slopes 60 miles away, all to build a dozen 300-600 room edifices that housed only a handful of people? The trail is well marked and follows along a small arroyo and enters an elegantly carved slot canyon, then climbing to a scenic overview of the spectacular Rio Grande valley where we will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
A short walk down the canyon will lead us to Kin Kletso, an important part of the developmental history of the area. It is a also an appeal for awareness, actions, and donations to positively help and affect lives in the Global Community including underserved areas of the United States. He must be irritated and stressed to an extreme point where he will break down under the strain and at the least, be shown to be mentally unbalanced. The signs and the proof are staring you in the face, but it is too strange for the media and most people to believe.
Those who are standing in the path and blocking human progress will be remembered throughout history. Look at how they voted in locked step AGAINST the supremely qualified and the first Latina Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Yes, many of them are simply that shallow -- even if they are dirt poor themselves or recently bourgeois.
Lies, dirty tricks, false or misleading advertising, surreptitious underground covert organizing, dirty money deals, corporate financial contributions, and support from an industry special interest or lobby group are all fair game and nothing bad is beyond them. It is also clear that large numbers of them are also racist and will never get over the fact that an African American won the Presidency of the United States. It is insane and ignorant to try to impose ones beliefs on the masses of people who do not believe as you do. Republican youth are programmed from birth and would do or say anything to defend their familya€™s political faith. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth.
Also, break them down with threats of piecing their naked bound bodies with drills and shooting them through the head.
Most people in these areas dare not think of luxuries or even adequate transportation such as their own car to travel to and from multiple jobs, their own computer and connection, up-to-date medicines, or adequate medical care.
The trip inclui??des all lodging, meals, river and rafting arrangements and quality time with David Noble.
Experience the soothing comfort of a quiet river valley and nearby pond, a welcome oasis in the heat of the summer.
Visit interesting historical sites only accessible by the river, study unique geological features, and gain a comprehensive educational perspective on the geology and natural history of this majestic canyon. We will take a short hike to Piedras Marcadas Canyon, where the first petroglyph of a horse known in the United States is found amid a rich concentration of petroglyphs, most of which were created a century before European contact. On the next day, accompanied by our modern Harvey Girl we will tour the legendary Montezuma Hotel, now part of the United World College campus. Featuring gas log fireplaces and a private porch at each cabin, we promise a bit of quiet time to enjoy the majesty of one of our favorite U.S.
The wealth of data on Pueblo culture, from three thousand years ago to the present day, provides an ideal laboratory for the study of culture change. Those who have accompanied Ware and Governor Joseph Suina on past Pueblo World Tours will visit many of the same destinations but see many new sites, and youa€™ll be able to follow along with Warea€™s commentary on Pueblo social history with an advance copy of his new critically acclaimed book. The site contains lots of petroglyph panels, spectacular views and a large important ancient Santa Clara village that includes a reconstructed kiva.
Sam Duwe, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Director of the Tewa Basin Archaeological Research Project at Eastern New Mexico University. David is the author and editor of many books relating to Southwest archaeology and culture, including Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide and most recently, In the Places of the Spirits. A short but interesting hike (one mile round-trip) will illustrate the fascinating earth history of the Cerrillos Hills, Ortiz Mountains and the beginning of rifts in the Santa Fe area. In El Malpais are found ancient jagged lava flows, volcanic cinder cones and rims, pressure ridges, lava tubes, ice caves, and other landscape features, as well as prehistoric ruins and cairns, rock structures, and homesteads, plus important cultural sites where ancient pottery and other material artifacts have been discovered.
Paul Catholic Church in Crownpoint, where Navajo spirituality coexists with Roman Catholic Christianity. The glyphs follow the contours of the rock and incorporate natural features, such as nodules, bumps, and cracks, into the carving.
Some have said the Zia people have retained most of their traditional beliefs and thus absorbed very little influence of our dominant society. Cordella€™s interpretation, we will walk each of the sites to understand their similarities and differences. Their kivas were of 2 different shapes and construction techniques, and the village maintained 2 different traditions of painted pottery, while participating in extensive trade networks. Why did ancestral Puebloan communities over a geographic region the size of New England build community centers that emulated these monumental structures? Learn the fascinating geologic story of how these dramatic columns have eroded as you appreciate the power of Mother Naturea€™s forces: wind, water, and time.
Wea€™ll visit smaller habitation sites, small farming settlements surrounding Casa Rinconada, Chacoa€™s massive great kiva.
I too believed in the two party or multiple party system for balance but that concept has gone with the wind. We need leaders but unfortunately the Republicans have even corrupted the term Moral Leadership.
The worst people have joined because they believe that secretly most republicans will fight against the common man, favor wealth over the good of the many, maintain privilege and classism, squash integration and civil rights, keep out the foreigners, stop those lousy immigrants from sneaking into OUR country and taking our jobs, and smash and kill anyone who does not think their way or those who stands in their way. They are out of control and the news media is just taking it for granted when the best and the brightest news reporters should be catalysts for good as well as truth. Others simply want to rise in the ranks, so they use their god given academic skills to intellectually proselytize and promote their party and beliefs.
Republican leaders refuse to believe the experts that it is an invalid defunct interrogation method and that there are more effective and legal methods to obtain information from suspects in custody and contacts in the field.
Many are prohibited from geting a visa to visit Western countries for fear that too many of them will escape their dire circimstances and never return. Charming casitas, comfy beds and organic samples from the garden will round out our archaeological day excursions. Appreciate the context, and underlying meanings of this powerful ritual and sacred cultural landscape.
Our mission is to arrive before dawn so we witness the entrance into the village of the deer and other animals. Few places in world provide so much historical information, over so many centuries, on cultures that thrive today.
On the Saturday following the tour wea€™ll visit Cochiti Pueblo for a tour of the community by this yeara€™s Cochiti Governor, Dr.
We begin to learn how Tewa people understand their own unique history and become witness to the kind of collaborative work Scott and tribal members have been doing to link the native understandings to Southwestern archaeological research. Our afternoon will conclude with a relaxed social Happy Hour, including a glass of wine and appetizers at Conniea€™s Casa, the owner-built, passive solar traditional home to Southwest Seminars Director, Connie Eichstaedt. Includes transportation, 4 meals, overnight accommodations, entrance fees and Study Leadersa€™ honoraria.
You will also need long pants and hiking boots, hat, water, and hiking sticks (poles) if you use them. They are typically deeply incised and may represent the only remnants of conscious communication left by these early peoples. The Zia achievements in pottery and other arts and crafts, as well as spiritual tenacity is legendary.
Was it political hegemony, economic imperialism, or religious fervor that inspired the architects of Chaco and their emulators?a€?a€?Amerinda€™s spring tour to the northern Southwest will spend two days in a€?Downtown Chacoa€? in search of answers to these questions.
3-mile roundtrip hike, 400 feet elevation gain Includes: Study leader honorarium, transportation and a lovely picnic lunch included.
This initiative is based on the reality that "One Can Make a Difference." That means you and me! Hit him fast, hard, with so much psychologically designed stuff to exceed Romneya€™s mental health threshold.
They view irrational rants in private on 47% of Americans as an anomaly, and an attack on PBS and Sesame Street, of all things, as an insignificant diversion.
Unfortunately, there are also many naturalize citizens from other countries, who came from autocratic countries and do not have true democracy in their hearts and are simply opportunists; and they choose to be republicans. They are now enraged, engaged, as well as confused -- a dangerous combination that needs to be taken seriously. Everyone agrees, that is, except the Republicans, who want President Obama AND the country to FAIL.
Republicans who profess a monopoly on morality, secretly or openly prefer to torture and cannot resist the inner demons that cause them to harm, vilify, or destroy others who they dislike or who do not see the world the way they see it. Along with the amazing scenery and geo-education wea€™ll enjoy periods of profound peace as we drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite. Meredith Davidson, an enthusiastic young scholar, is Curator of 19th and 20th Century Southwest Collection, for the New Mexico History Museum and curated the current permanent exhibition, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and its Legacy.
We will have a picnic lunch on site and finish with a visit to a Santa Clara pottery-making family for a demonstration of their famous deep-carved black and red ware, which often features the water serpent, or Avanyu, as well as other symbols and imagery significant to the Tewa villages of the northern Rio Grande.
On our last Southwet Seminars field trip to the North Rim we had a very special porcupine sighting!
These incredible rock carvings include curvilinear, rectilinear, non-representational, irregular, geometric, spirals, starbursts, animal tracks, hunting images, and vision & Dream scenes. Their mission church and plaza are all part of the accommodation and compartmentalization of different but powerful spiritual forces. Wea€™ll begin our tour 150 miles to the north in the central Mesa Verde region where Chaco probably had its roots. The site name is in honor of a medical doctor working in Eastern Europe, who acquainted me with the dedication of doctors working in the field with little or no supplies or advanced medications, medical information, or new technology. Another large percent is the student population that has very little income and is going to school on Pell Grants and other loans.
I promise to create a rogues gallery online for just this purpose, so all your future generations and our future generations will remember what you did. Sadly, to be a Replican leader of this group of people and to get elected or re-elected requires selling ones soul and idealism to gain the favor of constituents and ignoring the opportunity to re-educate the hearts and minds or their people for the good of the world and all humanity. The collapse of our economic institutions, housing hierachy, and banking and investment foundations, and the loss of jobs that was left to us by the Republican President Bush has made these crazies even crazier. The world depends on the youth to be wiser than the previous generations; the trend is towards making the world a better place for all to live and thrive. In the end, the Republican leaders disrespected the CIA and made them vulnerable to intense public and criminal scrutiny. Extend the value and essence of your own life by helping to heal and save others and give them a chance for a better life. Sam Duwe, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma and Director, Tewa Basin Archaeological Research Project will be a highlight of our trip as he shares knowledge of the Tewa and the region. Includes 7 full days of activities and 8 nights in favorite lodging in scenic locations, and featuring the interplay and dialogue which accompanies scholarly discussion and debate. Includes Transportation, scholar honorarium, lunch, followed by wine with apps at Conniea€™s Casa (and hoped-for lilacs) before return to Hotel Santa Fe, our pick-up and departure point. Our destination will be a high altitude alpine meadow overlooking the spectacular north rim of the Valles Caldera where we will be served a gourmet fajita picnic lunch with a breathtaking view down into the caldera valley below. Zolbrod will also introduce us to two Catholic nuns who were part of the effort to create the Crownpoint Rug Auction, now a major cultural tradition and artistic event which you will have the privilege of attending. We will be like trees: silent observers and important witnesses of the continuing strength of culture here today at Zia Pueblo. What few intellectuals that are left should consider starting a new party with a new name and screen out the lunatics. The sell out politicians hiding under the cover of conservatism to deny human rights and human progress will be as notorious as the religious zealots of the Inquision, the Sanhedrin that tried Jesus becaue his beliefs differed from theirs, the Taliban that denies rights of women over their lives and their body, and the religious injustices and violent and political dominance of the pre-reformation period, as well as Judas, Hitler, and Stalin.
They lack the COURAGE to stand up to or to turn their backs on demagoguery and fear at the possible expense of political gains. Republican leaders evaluated the risk and went ahead due to arrogance, group think stupidity, insane advisors, ambitious compliant legal advisors, and the serious character flaws discussed above. We are proud to offer this unique opportunity, a Must-Do for all lovers of the Southwest culture and landscape, especially when accompanied by such exceptional scholars. As such, we do not hear or read about them as we do about the needs in the continent of Africa and other developing countries.
Such people are extremely shrewd and successful, and eventually they destroy everything around them. They rail and plot against individual rights and women’s rights in many forms here in America but are the first to hypocritically want to bomb a country and kill its men, women, children, and babies supposedly to gift them with human rights and freedom from political or religious repression. All expenses covered coach transportation, admissions, all lodging and meals, donation to tax deductable donation to the Amerind Foundation.
Their lives represent an intersection of cultures that they have chosen for their life's work. Lunch included at Conniea€™s Casa in Canoncito at Apache Canyon for debriefing and sharing our adventure stories. Medical care, healthcare, education, and poverty abatement are the major areas of this initiative that with your help will develop over time. The media should not only be the eyes and ears of the people but should be a powerful mind to analyze the truth and justice of events and ALSO to put a THUMB on the balance scale on the side of truth and justice and the American Way. In these humble surroundings, you will come to respect and understand the Dine and their important connections between people, language, and land. His discussions and commentary featuring his perspectives on Dine culture will be valuable tools for our own education. This man, Romney, is delusional, misinformed, a superficial thinker, and soulless programmed agent of social evil and injustice.
He sees himself and his low IQ followers as the only ones taking responsibility for their lives. He thinks that nearly 50% of Americans are not a€?responsiblea€? or a€?taking responsibility for their livesa€?. Even the tiniest action you take will set forces into motion that will reverberate throughout the world for an eternity.
Our system is based on the working population paying into the system which supports the Social Security for those who have paid into it for a lifetime. Similarly, healthcare and insurance is also based on shared risks pools for when ita€™s actually needed. I could go on and on about how many different levels his statements and thinking is WRONG, but if I can do it, why cana€™t the paid news reporters and analysis see this and express STRONG indignation? Republicans believe that action (or inactions) is all in the name of Conservatism, States Rights, Guns, Oil, God, Classism, and Tea. They will use these slogans (and that is all they are to them, slogans) to lie about anything and everything. Lately, they seized on the unemployment that THEY created and are standing in the way of recovery.
Republicans now have only the deficit and China to complain about loudly, but this problem too they created. After millennia, we are becoming what human beings have the potential to be, but your help is needed to break the strangle-hold of old outdated insane minds, who want to control everyone, and who won't move on. Someone must have beat, deprived, or brain-washed them from a very early age, or they had some very unfortunate life encounters that programmed their beliefs and warped their minds.
There certainly must be a sound reason why some people have distorted results from their thinking and cannot be convinced otherwise. They go right on believing what they believe and justify their beliefs with any straw they can grasp on to.



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