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Huhugam Ki Museum Hosts Tortilla Camp

Tortilla making fun in the Huhugam Ki Museum kitchen. Tortilla expert and museum cook Sharilyn Belone (center) led the class.

The art of tortilla-making was on full display in August at the Huhugam Ki Museum.

Museum cook and professional tortilla maker Sharilyn Belone led a five-day camp August 14-18. The class was limited to eight Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members, and meetings took place after business hours, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Students learned how to make tortillas from start to finish. Because of the small class size, Belone was able to provide more one-on-one instruction as time allowed.

For information on future classes offered by the SRPMIC Cultural Resources Department, call (480) 362-6320 or visit CRD’s website at

Tamale-Making Workshops This Month
Are you curious about how to make tamales and want to help the Huhugam Ki Museum prepare for its 30th anniversary celebration in October?
If so, you should sign up for a September tamale-making workshop offered to Community members and SRPMIC employees.
All materials will be provided. Starting September 12, six-day workshops will be held, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum.
The night before the anniversary on October 7, participants will be asked to make three to four dozen tamales, steam them and bring them to the feast.
For more information, call (480) 362-6320.