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Date(s) - 04/16/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The Amerind Foundation, established in 1937, has explored the ancient and historic cultures of the American Southwest for over 80 years. In this talk, the Amerind’s CEO and Chief Curator, Dr. Eric J. Kaldahl, discusses the development of the foundation and its contribution to understanding the history of Native American people in Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua. Photos from the Amerind Museum collection will illustrate his talk.

Dr. Eric J. Kaldahl is a Registered Professional Archaeologist who has participated in archaeological projects in the east-central and southern Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois. He has worked for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center of Tucson and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Anthropology & Geography. He worked for the Tohono O’odham Nation government as a curator for the tribe’s first cultural center & museum which opened in 2007. He became the Amerind Museum’s Chief Curator in October 2007 and became the President and CEO of the Amerind Foundation in 2020.