Desert Speaks

Living Traditions Of The Tohono O'Odham

Season 14, Episode 10 of 13

The Tohono O'Odham ("Desert People") live on the second-largest reservation in the United States, located southwest of Tucson, Arizona and share hundreds of miles with the Mexico border, across which some still live. Although many O'Odham live off the reservation and don't grow traditional crops, among the older members their language is still very much alive, as are many of the cultural traditions and beliefs. Learn how a concerned group of tribal members knowledgeable in these traditions are taking an active part in passing down practices of saguaro fruit harvesting and basket weaving to their children and grandchildren.

When to Watch

Day
Time
Channel
5/10/2017
6:30 p.m.
5/11/2017

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
7/30/2012
10:30 p.m.
7/31/2012
5:30 a.m.
5/13/2013
10:30 p.m.
5/14/2013
5:30 a.m.
7/22/2014
6:30 p.m.
7/22/2014
11 p.m.
7/23/2014
7/23/2014
6 a.m.
12/9/2014
6:30 p.m.
12/9/2014
11 p.m.
12/10/2014
6 a.m.
8/27/2015
6:30 p.m.
8/27/2015
11 p.m.
8/27/2015
11:30 p.m.
8/28/2015
8/28/2015
6 a.m.
5/2/2016
6:30 p.m.
5/2/2016
11 p.m.
5/2/2016
11:30 p.m.
5/3/2016
5/3/2016
6 a.m.
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