Aurora University

Southwest Culture Area

Southwest Discovery Box

Southwest Box (Grade 2 to adult)
The Southwest region is rich in tradition and craft, which continues today.
Examples of the rich tradition included in this box are a wedding vase, a storyteller, a basket, a Comanche doll, turquoise, and a Kachina doll. The information book accompanying the box has maps, time-lines, color photographs and historical background. The box focuses on the tribes of the area, culture, language, housing and food. Publications include Turquoise Boy adapted by Terri Cohlene, The Navajo, The Hopi in the Grolier series, Helen Cordero and the Storytellers of Cochiti Pueblo by Nancy S. Howard, Hopi Kachinas by Clara Lee Tanner, When The Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor and a Southwest Indians coloring book.