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Tales from HPPR: Turkey Girl

Deana Craighead, Curator of Art, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
Deana Craighead, Curator of Art, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas

Wednesday, May 18: Turkey Girl, 7:45 AM and 5:44 PM, a Zuni Folk Tale told by Deana Craighead, Curator of Art, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas

Wednesday, May 18: Turkey Girl, 7:45 AM and 5:44 PM, a Zuni Folk Tale told by Deana Craighead, Curator of Art, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas

Long ago on the plains around Thunder Mountain, there lived a very poor girl who was in charge of a turkey herd.  She was very kind to her herd and they would come whenever she called. One day she heard about a festival - the Dance of the Sacred Bird – which would take place in four days. She wanted to go but felt it was impossible. So, as she went about with her turkeys through the day, she would talk to them, though she never dreamed that they understood a word of what she was saying.
But they did understand and came up with a plan to help.

To find out what happened and to hear other “Tales from HPPR” tune in to High Plains Public Radio Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from May 16-27 at 7:45 AM and 5:44 PM or listen on-line at hppr.org.

VISIT AMARILLO.COM to learn about other events during the year-long Amarillo Presents Fairy Tales & Folklore: Discover the Magic May 2022-April 2023.
The series is sponsored by Amarillo National Bank in celebration of the Arts Committee’s Fairy Tales & Folklore: Discover the Magic May 2022 – April 2023.