Pecos NHP offers turkey feather blanket and yucca processing demonstrations

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Come see for yourselves how the ancestral Puebloans stayed warm as archaeologist Mary Weahkee demonstrates the traditional art of making turkey feather blankets 10 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14) at the Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center.

Weahkee will showcase the creation, materials, and uses of traditional turkey feather blankets and yucca fiber processing at Pecos National Historical Park. Weahkee, a member of both Santa Clara Pueblo and the Comanche Nation, is an Assistant Archaeologist for New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies

For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.

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From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.