ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque explores the unique history of New Mexico's pueblos in relation to the U.S. government.
The pueblos never signed treaties and didn't fit the mold the government had established for native people. Still, they were Indian enough to be subjected to policies that called for them to stop speaking their native languages and send their children to boarding school.
The exhibit tells the story from the perspective of the pueblos of the effects of 100 years of state and federal policy on their communities and culture. It includes photographs, letters, pottery and other crafts, documents, quotes, and touchscreens and links to videos and interviews.
The exhibit is on view through February 2013.