We visited the Nohwike’ Bágowa, the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center and Museum today. We were not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. We watched a wonderful video inside a teepee and listened to a story by a Indian Elder, he told us about the history of the Apache Indians in the area. I am pasting the information below:
Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, Nohwike’ Bágowa (House of Our Footprints) is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Housed in a modern facility constructed to reflect a gowa, our traditional holy home, the cultural center and museum is committed to the celebration and perpetuation of the Apache heritage. Nohwike’ Bágowa hosts long term exhibits, temporary exhibitions, regularly scheduled Apache arts demonstrations, and other special events. The museum also houses the Tribe’s growing archival collection, including manuscripts, publications, and a large collection of historic photographs. The museum shop offers a wide selection of the best Apache basketry, beadwork, and other arts, in addition to books, music, and Fort Apache and Tribal mementos.
After enjoying the museum we went on a tour of the area. We visited General Crook’s cabin and the schools and more. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Arizona.