The Churro and the Navajo: One Family’s Journey to Save the Sacred Sheep

Sunday, Oct 13th, 2019

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

$5, not including museum admission

Millicent Rogers Museum

This presentation by Stacia Spragg-Braude features photographs and anecdotes documenting one Navajo  family’s journey to help save the Churro, and in the process, saving the family and Navajo culture. The Navajo elders cried when they saw Sharon Begay bringing the sacred Churro sheep back to the reservation. They thought the “old time” sheep were gone forever. As children, they weaved the fleece and lived on the mutton. They also witnessed government forces slaughter their families’ Churro to prevent over-grazing.

Stacia Spragg is a photographer mainly interested in families and communities struggling to maintain cultural identity. She has written a book, titled “To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family’s Journey Home,”.

Tickets are $5, not including museum admission

This presentation is made possible by the New Mexico Humanities Council

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