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6/22/2013 4:01:00 PM
Library program presents author Carolyn O'Bagy Davis
By: Cheryl L. Yeatts


By Cheryl L. Yeatts

Manager

Sedona Public Library in the Village



The Sedona Public Library in a partnership with the Arizona Humanities Council and the Friends of the Sedona Public Library proudly presents Carolyn O'Bagy Davis.

The author will share her program "Hopi Summer: Life, Friendship, and Survival on the Hopi Mesas" on Wednesday, July 10 at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.

The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m.

During a 1927 road trip to the Hopi Indian Reservation in northern Arizona, Maud and Carey Melville of Worcester, MA, met Wilfred and Ethel Muchvo, a Hopi family on First Mesa. Following their first meeting that memorable summer, and subsequent visits, a lifelong friendship developed between the two families, even though they were separated by distance and culture.

This program portrays the lives of the Hopi people during the 1920s and 1930s, prior to the tremendous changes brought about by the U.S. government, anthropologists, and tourists to the Hopi villages. These changes are viewed through years of correspondence from Ethel Muchvo who wrote of starvation, of daily life, illness and death, and the constant pressure from missionaries and government to abandon the traditional Hopi way.

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis is the author of 10 books on the history of archaeology, quilting, and the Southwest. Her book "Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud" was selected as ONEBOOK Arizona in 2011. Carolyn lectures frequently around the Southwest. She is currently consulting on Arizona Centennial exhibits at Arizona State Museum (Hopi Quilting) , Arizona Historical Society (100 Years) and the Smoki Museum (Hopi Summer).

The author is a member of the Society of Women Geographers, the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame, and has appeared on HGTV, Lifetime, and a PBS documentary on the history of Hopi Quilting.

If you would like to read "Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud" before the program, please contact the Library to reserve a copy.


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