Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Come to the Ki:him at the 37th Annual Indian Market

NEW THIS YEAR at the 37th Annual Indian Market

Ki:him – a cultural community village.

Rock Art demonstrations
by David Morris (Choctaw)
What is Ki:him?  The O’odham word Ki:him refers to a village or a community.  At the Pueblo Grande Indian Market, the four southern communities of the O'Odham people who are the direct descendants of the ancient Hohokam are represented in the Ki:him, as well as many other tribal representatives who are not O'Odham.  The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Indian Market Committee has been working in conjunction with an Advisory Group of members from various American Indian communities, to bring to the Pueblo Grande Indian Market, cultural demonstrations of art, examples of everyday activities past and present, along with stories, music and song that add to the richness of the art, entertainment, and food that will be offered at the Market.
Pottery Demonstrations
by Ron Carlos (Pima-Maricopa)

The presentations, demonstrations and programs are intended to enrich the experience of all visitors.   Those who attend the market can participate in hands on demonstrations, enjoy entertainment, taste a variety of native foods, and bring home a little more information about the ancient people that inhabited this site and their descendants who live in the area today.   The hope is that everyone who attends the Market will have an enjoyable experience, visiting a historical site within the city limits of Phoenix, while taking away a greater understanding of the meaning behind the culture, activities, and art of the American Indian Community and how it relates to everyday life past and present.
Shell Etching Demonstrations
by Jacob Butler (O'odham)

In the Ki:him, American Indian artists from around the area will offer a program of presentations, demonstrations and activities scheduled over the 2 days of the market.  For more information about scheduled activities in the Ki:him, visit

The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary 37th Annual Indian Market is on December 14 and 15, 2013.  The market will be held on the site of Pueblo Grande Museum at 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix.  Gates open at 9 a.m. both days and tickets are only $5 per person, with FREE entry for children age 11 and under.  There is ample, FREE public parking available on site or, visitors are encouraged to use the METRO Light Rail's 44th Street and Washington stop an easy walking distance of the event  site.  There will be continuous on-site shuttle service from the parking areas to the Admissions area.  The event will take place rain or shine.  For more information and to see a list of artists, scheduled activities and entertainment, call 602-495-0901 or visit

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