The Miracle of Mata Ortiz


Uploaded on December 23, 2009


This clip tells the story of Juan Quezada, the self-taught master potter from the small Mexican village of Mata Ortiz. Juan single-handedly crafted an economic revitalization program for his people by teaching them how to make beautiful pots from materials in the area in the manner of their ancient ancestors.

The Making of a Mata Ortiz Pot


Uploaded on October 13, 2007


In this clip we watch Carlos Carrillo as he demonstrates how to make a pot.  All by hand.  Nothing was bought.  Nothing was wasted.

Casas Grandes / Paquimé Excavations (1958-1961)


Published on Nov 8, 2012


One of the Amerind's signature projects was the excavation at Casas Grandes, also known as Paquimé. The archaeological site is located in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1998 Casas Grandes was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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