Navajo, Hopi, Shawnee and Creek tribes are among the many Native nations that have turkey clans. Southwest tribes domesticated the bird long before settlers arrived and the animal is a character in many tribal stories. At a time of the year when the bird plays a big role on the dinner table, we’ll look at the significance of turkeys from a Native perspective.
Dr. Cyler Conrad – archaeologist and tribal technical liaison at Los Alamos National Laboratories
Kandis Quam (Zuni) – artist
Break 1 music: Bird Song (song) Unknown (artist)
Break 2 music: Eagle Blessing (song) Swinomish Canoe Family (artist)