Kayenta and Hohokam Connections

  • Casa Grande
    Casa Grande

Trace the migration of the Kayenta through the breathtaking scenery of Arizona.

October 23-29, 2018

In the 1200s, the Kayenta migrated to already-populated valleys in the southern Southwest.
How did the descendants of these immigrants find ways to live together or coexist with their neighbors—the Hohokam, Sinagua, and Mogollon?


  • Visit Kayenta & Hohokam sites and rock art panels
  • Listen to stories and songs of the O'odham (descendants of the Hohokam) from scholar Angela Garcia-Lewis
  • Join guest scholar Jeff Clark in a discussion of architectural shifts that reveal Kayenta-Hohokam connections

About this Program

  1. Scholars
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Douglas Craig Douglas Craig, Ph.D., is an archaeologist with more than 30 years’ experience studying the ancient cultures of southern Arizona. As a principal investigator at Northland Research, he has directed large-scale excavations across the Hohokam region, including in the Phoenix, Tucson, and Tonto basins. His interests include the political ecology of ancient southwestern communities, with a focus on Hohokam household and community organization.



Angela Garcia-Lewis Angela Garcia-Lewis (Akimel O’Odham, Gila River Indian Community) is the Cultural Preservation Compliance Supervisor for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where she has worked for the past eight years conducting cultural resource consultation under NAGPRA, Section 106, and other mandates. In addition, she provides traditional cultural consultation on projects ranging from cultural interpretation to legislation. She is also a traditional O’Odham singer and is active in cultural revitalization.

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $475.

Retrace the migration of the ancestral Pueblo cultures across Arizona on the Kayenta & Hohokam program. There are some physical requirements associated with this trip. Please read below to learn more:

Throughout the journey, you may be hiking up to two miles per day on uneven, rocky, and un-established trails to visit rural communities and archaeological sites. Some trails may be impeded by boulders so you should be comfortable using your hands to steady yourself and be able to take steps higher than a standard staircase step. There will also be long periods of standing while visiting sites and entering discussions with scholars and peers. During the trip, you may be visiting remote locations with limited amenities. There is the possibility of stopping at gas stations for bathroom stops. The elevation during the trip will be above 7000 ft. We recommend ramping up your exercise regime prior to arrival or arriving a day or two in advance to acclimate, especially if coming from sea level. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 23, 2018, until departure from Phoenix on October 29, 2018. Transportation to and from Phoenix is your responsibility.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before August 23, 2018, $200 handling fee; after August 23, 2018, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

$2,795 (member*)
$2,920 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $400
Balance due: August 23, 2016

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation on or before August 23, 2018, $200 handling fee; after August 23, 2018, forfeiture of all payments. See details tab for more information.

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