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“We don’t learn about the history of America in school. We are taught the story of Europeans coming to America.” LaDonna Harris (Comanche)

Going beyond traditional cultural competency training, Americans for Indian Opportunity’s (AIO)

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Located among the arid canyons and mesas of southeastern Utah are some of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. However, while other areas within the northern Southwest have been recognized and protected via federal designation, the area known

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The discovery of human footprints at White Sands National Park has opened up a new archive of evidence on past behaviors and human presence. In this talk, Dr. Bennett will review some of this new evidence and create "snap-shot" into the past and discuss the

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In the centuries following Spanish colonization of the Americas, domestic horses revolutionized the world of the North American West, giving rise to the great horse cultures of the plains and deserts and forming the backbone of economically, politically, and

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Hopi gender roles have always provided a balance within Hopi society. As a matrilineal society, Hopi women have a specific purpose and path that has traditionally been followed for a millennium. In this presentation, Deloria will present a brief overview of

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The history of how Colorado’s rivers were allocated, dammed, and diverted is inextricable from the history of US conquest in Colorado. Amorina researched the history of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Dolores Project, which built McPhee Dam and diverts water

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Be Curious, Be Brave...

Carved into the banded sandstone of Bears Ears National Monument are twisting gorges and deep canyons. Careful and persistent hikers are met with exquisitely preserved rock art panels, kivas, towers, and granaries—a

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This presentation examines the role of kinship and resistance as a means of interrogating pipeline infrastructure in Native and Indigenous communities. From the fierce protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in 2016 to the construction of the

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Territoriality, or the exclusion of competitors from resource patches, is an important strategy among a wide variety of human groups and is a continual topic of interest for researchers investigating human social organization and resource conflict. While

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Through many centuries, the Diné textile traditions have endured, and are a quintessential element, of Venancio’s and his people’s cultural identity and history. Diné weavings fulfilled various needs in different times. Change and adaptation have long

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In this presentation, Dr. Ortman discusses two important movements in archaeology today. The first is the recognition that archaeologists study the cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples, and the second is the urge to make the results of archaeology helpful

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Archaeology Research Program, Session I

Cortez, CO
September 4–8, 2023

Join an archaeological survey at Hawkins Preserve, a 122-acre natural area located just south of Cortez, Colorado. The Preserve includes numerous Ancestral Pueblo habitations (A.D. 500–A.D. 1300) that are part of the Mitchell Springs Group, one of the

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Archaeology Research Program, Session II

Cortez, CO
September 18–22, 2023

Join an archaeological survey at Hawkins Preserve, a 122-acre natural area located just south of Cortez, Colorado. The Preserve includes numerous Ancestral Pueblo habitations (A.D. 500–A.D. 1300) that are part of the Mitchell Springs Group, one of the

Starting at: $1025.00

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