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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. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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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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Pendleton blankets inspired by Navajo designs benefit Center of Southwest Studies

Durango Herald - Babies get wrapped in Pendleton trade blankets. At Native American ceremonies and giveaways, the gift of choice is usually Pendleton blankets. Pendleton blankets are given to returning veterans who have fought in American wars, and there are even aromatic cedar caskets lined with Pendleton blankets sold by Summit Ridge Custom Caskets in Mancos.

Saturday, November 9, 2019/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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National Museum of the American Indian Artist Leadership Project

A grant funded video project co-produced by the Center of Southwest Studies

Featured artists You Tube video, Louie Garcia and Tirzah Camacho.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (4621)/Comments (0)/
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The Art of Curation

Center staff and students featured in RMPBS story

Please click on The Art of Curation link below

Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (5780)/Comments (0)/
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