Aug. 1-13—Northern Arizona Artists,recently organized society, will ex-hibit for the first time—at Museumof Northern Arizona,
Aug. 2—Fiesta de Santiago, Old Pe-cos Bull dances at Jemez pueblo,New Mexico.Aug. 2-5—Sanpitch Pow Wow andCounty fair, Manti, Utah.Aug.
—Summer Corn dance andfeast day, Santo Domingo pueblo,New Mexico.Aug. 4-6—Twelfth annual CowboysReunion, Las Vegas, New Mexico.Aug. 5-6—Annual Smoki Snake danceand Indian ceremonials, Prescott,Arizona.Aug. 10—Corn dance and feast dayat Picuris pueblo (San Lorenzo);Corn dances at Laguna and Aco-mita pueblos; Corn dance at Nambepueblo, New Mexico.Aug. 10-13—29th annual Inter-TribalIndian Ceremonial, Gallup, NewMexico.Aug. 11-12—Millard County fair andDays of the Old West, Deseret,Utah.Aug. 11-12—-Annual Silver Jubilee,Eureka, Utah.Aug. 12—Celebration of Santa Claraday and Corn dance at Santa Clarapueblo, New Mexico.Aug. 15 — Fiesta exhibition opens,State Art Museum, Santa Fe, NewMexico.Aug. 15—Civil Air Patrol Air show,Winslow, Arizona.Aug. 15—Feast day and Corn dance,Zia pueblo, New Mexico.Aug. 17-19—Cache County fair, Lo-gan, Utah.Aug. 17-30—Western Navajo Artsand Crafts, second annual exhibi-tion, Museum of Northern Arizona,
Aug. 18-20—National ChampionshipHigh School Rodeo, Santa Rosa,New Mexico.Aug. 18-20—Sheriff's Posse Rodeo,Tucumcari, New Mexico.Aug. 18-20—Annual Tesuque ValleyHorse show, Santa Fe, New Mex-ico.Aug. 19-20—Pinto Bean festival andRodeo, Mountainair, New Mexico.Aug. 23-26—Salt Lake County fair,Murray, Utah.Aug. 24-26 — Summit County fair,Coalville, Utah.Aug. 25-26 — Davis County fair,Farmington, Utah.Aug. 25-27 •— Nevada Horse Showsassociation, Reno, Nevada.Aug. 28—St. Augustine's feast dayand dance at Isleta pueblo, NewMexico.Aug. 28-31—Renewal of Galena Dayscelebration, with parade, miningcontests. Bingham, Utah.Aug. 31-Sept. 2—Box Elder Countyfair, Tremonton, Utah.August—Special exhibit of rare oldIndian baskets, Southwest Museum,Highland Park, Los Angeles.
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