Since 1994 U.S. presidents have proclaimed November as National American Indian Month. This is a time to celebrate and recognize tribal culture and learn about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of American Indians. During November, Pipe Spring National Monument will be offering programs on the heritage and culture of the Kaibab Paiute, Navajo, and Ancestral Puebloans of the Arizona Strip. All times Arizona time.

•November 3, 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

What do willow, yucca, dogbane, cattail and rabbit brush have in common? They’re all weaving materials. Join park ranger and Kaibab Paiute tribal member LeAnn Jake-Shearer as she shares her knowledge of weaving materials (3 and 13) and Paiute clothing (6, 20 and 27).

•November 4, 5 –10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join park ranger David Shearer, park ranger at Pipe Spring, as he discusses goods traded between Paiutes, Mormon pioneers, and other cultures.

•November 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23, 25, 26 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join park ranger and Kaibab Paiute tribal member Brittanni Wero to learn about native beading - loom work (8 and 26), evolution of Paiute materials (9), making of moccasins (16), Indian bread (17), cradleboards (22 and 25), shawls for women (23).

•November 12 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join Ricky Yellowhorse for a discussion on the Navajo or Diné. Ricky will discuss various cultural traditions and practices, which includes: language, ranching, family relationships, stories and oral histories.

•November 19 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join archeologist David Van Alfen for a presentation on a new cultural program at Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. The new program is known as the Native American Youth Historic Preservation Internship. David will discuss the vision behind the program, the mission and education opportunities and accomplishments.

•November 10, 15, 21, 28 – 10 am–12 p.m.

The Mu’uputs Canyon hike, on the Kaibab Indian Reservation, is an easy two-mile round trip and focuses on the history and lifeways of the Kaibab Paiute Indians. Participants will also visit two fascinating petroglyph sites. The hikes are limited to 20 visitors; call Pipe Spring National Monument to make a reservation (928-643-7105). There is a $10 per person tribal fee for this hike.

Check out the Pipe Spring website at for a complete listing of November programs. As always, guided tours of the historic Winsor Castle are offered daily, on the hour and half hour, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. You are invited to attend any or all of these programs.

The monument is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The entrance fee is $5 per person (15 years old and younger are free). Interagency Annual, Senior, and Access Passes, as well as Golden Age and Access Passports, are also accepted for entry at Pipe Spring National Monument.

Pipe Spring is located 15 miles west of Fredonia, Arizona on AZ 389, or 45 miles east of Hurricane, Utah on UT 59 and AZ 389.