Pecos Pathways 2008

In June, 2008 the Robert S. Peabody Museum program Pecos Pathways successfully completed its eleventh year! Tom Kane of the English Department and Peabody staff members Bonnie Sousa and Lindsay Randall guided the trip. This year’s Phillips Academy participants were Alayna Garbarino ’10, Nick Serna ’09, Jane Thomas ’10 and Jim Ricker ’09 as well as Juniata Toledo, Anthony Magdalena, Tracy Toya and Byron Fragua from the Pueblo of Jemez and Michael Villarreal and Charles Roybal from the town of Pecos, NM. Students spent two weeks touring around New Mexico and Southern Colorado before coming to New England for the final week. 

During the first week the group lived with host families at Jemez Pueblo. Our hosts made sure we had many opportunities to learn about their community and took us to visit special sites not open to the public. 

En route from Jemez Pueblo to Santa Fe and Pecos National Historical Park where the second week is spent, we traveled to see the ancestral puebloan ruins at Mesa Verde, CO and Chaco Canyon, NM. During the Santa Fe week, students received behind the scene tours at the Park and had the opportunity to participate in community service projects such as rebuilding the adobe walls of the ruined Spanish mission.

The last week of the trip was spent in New England. The group went on many fun outings such as rowing in Boston Harbor, walking the Freedom Trail in Boston, and hiking in the New Hampshire White Mountains. The trip concluded with a trip to Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Connecticut where students participated in an archaeological research being conducted by the Mashantucket Tribal Archaeology Program.


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Pecos Pathway 2008