Welcome to the Kwahadi Kiva Indian
Museum and Event Center! We hope you will come often….and stay long!
The Kiva was
built as the dream of the Kwahadi Dancers, Venture Crew 9. It is owned an
operated by Kwahadi Heritage, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation. The
Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum features fine art and interesting exhibits of the
crafts and cultures of the Pueblo and Plains Indian people, featuring the works
of Thomas E. Mails and bronze artist, Tom Knapp. The center has two performance
areas for the Kwahadis and visiting performance groups, the indoor Kiva and the
present the summer pageant of Native dance styles, Song of the Eagle, on
most Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer. Call for information.
Enjoy a bar-b-que dinner, tour the museum, and enjoy and enjoy the colorful and
exciting show under the stars. Bring the entire family and enjoy a unique
evening in the adobe ambience of the Kiva!
The Kiva is the
“gathering place” for many local events and meetings. Traveling church groups,
Scout groups, and tour buses arrive daily during the summer to tour the museum
and enjoy the performance. The Kiva youth hostel provides a clean safe place
for youth groups to spend the night and plenty of hot showers to refresh weary
travelers. It’s also a gathering place for “shoppers!” The Kiva Museum Trading
Post features the fine creations of hundreds of Native artisans, including
jewelry, weavings, pottery, carvings, reproductions of the old style things, and
contemporary curiosities. You can find music, incense, Kwahadi souvenirs,
books, Pendleton blankets, and a large variety of craft supplies. Come be
pleasantly surprised at the Kiva trading post!
The Kwahadi Dancers...
The Kwahadi Dancers are officially
Venture Crew 9 of the Golden Spread Council. We are sponsored by Kwahadi
Heritage, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 corporation.
We believe participation in Scouting...
Will provide many worthwhile life
experiences and growth opportunities for youth and volunteer adults. Our two
goals are, most importantly, for each boy to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in his
own troop, and also to earn the rank of Chief. We want to provide fun and
worthwhile activities which enable adults and youth to work together. We believe
an exciting way for adults and youth to work together is through the preparation
and presentation of our folkart shows. Performing before live audiences provides
thrilling and stimulating environments in which to practice important life
skills such as teamwork, planning, cooperation, responsibility, and leadership.
The Kwahadi program...