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VOWS: Hunters and Gatherers of the Surface Creek Valley

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Photo shows petroglyphs located in the Barrier Canyon.

Retired Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison Sally Crum will give a talk exploring the lives of Paleoindian mammoth hunters, Archaic hunters and gatherers, the Fremont Culture (contemporaries of the “Hisatsinom,” or Anasazi, to the south) and the Northern, Ute Mountain, and Southern Utes. The valleys of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers and their tributaries provided these people with bountiful resources for food and shelter for more than 13,000 years. Surface Creek provided a popular route from the valleys to the top of Grand Mesa for summer hunting and gathering forays.

Sally has lived in the Southwest and Western Colorado for nearly 50 years. Her books include Race to the Moonrise—An Ancient Journey, Race to the River—The Ancient Journey Continues, The Night the Stars Fell, the 1833 Meteor Shower and People of the Red Earth, American Indians of Colorado (for adult armchair archaeologists and historians).

Part of the Voices of the Western Slope series, in partnership with Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. There is a $10 recommended donation per person for this event.

Photo credit: Sally Crum


May 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
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Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center
195 W Main Street
Cedaredge, CO 81413 United States
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