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June 2020

Diana Molina “Raramuri: the Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre”

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Raramuri, Uto-Aztecan for Tarahumara, are among the world's best runners from lives spent traversing the canyon walls and plateaus of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northern Mexico. In a personal narrative complimented by anthropological, ethnographic and scientific research, Diana Molina will feature the exceptional Raramuri culture, discuss the impact of modern society on their lifestyle and highlight the amazing expanse of the canyon environment with stunning photographs taken while living among the tribe for extended periods of time. This event…

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July 2020

Dan Jones “The Angus V V Ranch”

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Angus V V Ranch cattle once ranged over the lushest pastures of Lincoln County, from Salado Creek in the north to the Ruidoso River in the south; from the slopes of the Sierra Blanca in the west to Glencoe in the east; close to 300 square miles; including the present- day communities of Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Angus, Bonito, Capitan, Glencoe, Nogal, Sierra Vista, Sun Valley, and Villa Madonna. Dan Jones tells the story of the "V V", from its…

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September 2020

David Greenwald “Investigating Tularosa Canyon”

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

During the past six years, archaeologists and volunteers of Jornada Research Institute have discovered archaeological remains in Tularosa Canyon that require reconsidering the previous 70 years of archaeological interpretations of the early Jornada Mogollon. Discoveries have included great kivas, irrigation systems, terraced agricultural features, reservoirs, and villages ranging between AD 600 and 850. David Greenwald is the President of Jornada Research Institute and Director of the Tularosa Canyon Research Program. This event is included with regular museum admission. As always,…

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