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SECOND MESA (HOPI RESERVATION), ARIZONA

The Life and Land of the Hopi

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Program #1091RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

James Poley

James Poley is from the village of Bacavi, on the Third Mesa of the Hopi Reservation. Born into the Reed Clan (one of 25 clans that make up the Hopi tribe), James has embraced the teachings, religion and lifestyle of the Hopi, and very much enjoys sharing these traditions with Road Scholar participants. James is a skilled Kachina doll carver, farmer and father of five children. His wife, Stephanie, often shares her love of cooking traditional Hopi meals with Road Scholar groups.

Dorothy Ami

Dorothy Ami is a well-respected Hopi potter. Her demonstrations detail the pottery making process — from gathering the clay to tempering, coiling a piece, making the paints from nature, painting with a yucca brush and firing.

Fern Lomayestewa

Fern Lomayestewa, of the Sun Clan, is an accomplished jeweler from the Hopi village of Shungopavi. As a jeweler for close to 40 years, she has traveled throughout the United States attending Indian Market Art Shows with her work. She has shared her skills of making Hopi overlay jewelry by tutoring other Hopi artist in the production of doing quality work. On ocassion, she has demonstrated her jewelry making to Northern Arizona University Road Scholar groups.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Ray Coin

A member of the Hopi tribe, Ray Coin is from the Third Mesa village of Bacavi on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. His father worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and while growing up, Ray and his siblings rubbed elbows with the geologists, archaeologists, ecologists and palaeontologists doing field work at the museum during the summer months. Ray has been sharing his Hopi culture with Road Scholar participants since 1993.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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