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The Navajo and Hopi: Indigenous Cultures and Contemporary Issues

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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. 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.
While the Navajo and Hopi are geographic neighbors, they are two very different peoples. The Navajo, with their nomadic culture, have a history that includes the American Indian Wars, Kit Carson and the Long Walk. The Hopi, descendants of ancestral Puebloans, have occupied the Hopi Mesas for more than 1,000 years and remain primarily agrarian. Study how these two cultures respond to modern challenges while working to continue their traditions.


• From silversmithing to Katsina dolls, discover the role of Native American art and its relationship to culture.
• Enjoy a rare opportunity for in-depth discussions with members of both cultures, and a home-cooked meal on the Hopi Reservation.
• Take a field trip to a 1,000-year-old Hopi village, visit a traditional Navajo hogan and enjoy access to an exclusive area with extensive ancient petroglyphs (rock engravings) not open to the public.

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Walking up to one-half mile. Elevations of 4,000-5,500 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cameron, on Navajo Reservation, 2 nights; van to Hopi Cultural Center on Hopi Reservation, Second Mesa, 3 nights; Van returns participants to starting point at Cameron or departure directly from Hopi Cultural Center. Vans during program allow access to more remote locations.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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