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Center of Southwest Studies focused on history, thinking about future

Cultural repository wants to conduct more outreach

Durango Herald - While history is the name of the game at Fort Lewis College’s Center of Southwest Studies, its leaders are focusing on its future.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Examining Fort Lewis College's dark past

Institution seeks to better portray its history as a Native American boarding school

DGO - At an 1892 convention, Capt. Richard H. Pratt began a speech with the following words: “A great general has said that the only good Indian is a dead one, and that high sanction of his destruction has been an enormous factor in promoting Indian massacres. In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Students: Fort Lewis College’s dark history needs to be addressed

Clock tower panels gloss over history; some say that’s just ‘tip of the iceberg’

Durango Herald - For Native American students at Fort Lewis College, it’s not just about the panels on the campus’s Clock Tower that have recently drawn scrutiny for glossing over the dark part of the school’s history when it served as a boarding school.

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Students preserve – and organize – the past for the future

Students preserve – and organize – the past for the future

Surrounded by boxes and papers in the archives of the Center of Southwest Studies, History students are preparing records important to both U.S. and Colorado history for use by future researchers, historians, and students. 

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Pendleton puts Durango on the map

Local News Network - Pendleton Woolen Mills has selected two rare weavings from The Durango Collection to replicate into its world-famous wool blankets for its Preservation Series.

Thursday, December 12, 2019/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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