Monday, November 06, 2006

San Carlos Scholar Miles Speaks on Apache Culture

Native American Heritage Month is observed at the Copper Queen
Library during November as part of an ongoing emphasis on multi-
cultural awareness and diversity and, in conjunction with this
programming focus, the library will host Arizona Humanities Council
scholar Dale Curtis Miles from the San Carlos Apache reservation on
November 8 at 6:30pm for an exploration of his “Apache Culture Kit.”

Using a trunk of Apache artifacts – a collection of items created in San
Carlos and other areas of Apache country, including moccasins, baskets,
cradleboards, beadwork, and clothing - Miles will present traditional
Apache culture. The experience is hands-on, leading to an understanding
of an often-misrepresented people.

Miles was born on the San Carlos Apache reservation and was the first
tribal historian. He has devoted his life to learning the history and culture
of the Apache peoples and has worked with the Arizona Historical Society,
the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, and with tribal elders to

gain a traditional view of tribal lifeways and stories.

For more information, contact the library at 432-4232.