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Arizona State Museum, Tucson

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The Arizona State Museum (ASM), founded in 1893, was originally a repository for the collection and protection of archaeological resources. Today, however, ASM stores artifacts, exhibits them and provides education and research opportunities. It was formed by authority of the Arizona Territorial Legislature. The museum is operated by the University of Arizona, and is located on the university campus in Tucson.
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  • Located on the University of Arizona Campus near the Main Gate. A large section of the Museum (Paths of Life) traces the history of 10 indigenous peoples who lived in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico...  more »
  • Two exhibits available when we went. Extensive history of the native people of the Southwest. Many more tribes than I knew about. Lots of information about each tribe. History. Current conditions...  more »
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  • This museum on the University of Arizona campus currently has an exhibit tracing the history of weaving textiles and baskets from roughly 4000BC to the present. It is very interesting as it traces the evolution of textiles and basketry from utilitarian to an art form. The focus is upon the Native American tribes in Arizona. The exhibit is suitable for children and adults. It's easy to spend 2-3 hours looking at the exhibits and reading the interpretive information. The museum also has an interesting display of Native American pottery.While you are on campus you should also visit the USS Arizona Memorial located in the quad behind Old Main. It is a sober reminder of the tragedy of December 8, 1941.
  • I loved the whole experience. I learned a lot. Quiet, respectful, very informative and comfortable. The staff were very professional and polite. They were enthusiastic about the museum.
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