Teachers are Learners Too! Congratulations Mrs. Celie Boswell, who was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and will spend June 30-July 20 in Cortez, CO. She is enrolled in:
From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Continuity and Change in the Pueblo World examines continuity and change over 1,000 years of Pueblo Indian history from the perspectives of two cultures (Euroamerican and Pueblo) and three academic disciplines (archaeology, ethnohistory, and oral history). The program begins in the late 13th century A.D., with the depopulation of the Mesa Verde region, the ancestral homeland of many present-day Pueblo peoples whose communities are now located in New Mexico and Arizona. Summer Scholars will spend time at Mesa Verde National Park and in historic Pueblo and Spanish colonial communities in northern New Mexico.
Institute scholars will spend several days at Mesa Verde National Park and in historic Pueblo and Spanish colonial communities in northern New Mexico. You will piece together this little-known history with multiple types of information provided through archaeology, ethnohistory, and oral history. Our goals are to highlight a fascinating history and to show how different interpretations of this information from the perspectives of both Pueblo scholars and Western scientists interact to produce different data, and ultimately different reconstructions of the past and how it may influence the understanding of the Pueblo World and how it is presented in today’s classrooms.