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Borderlands Lecture Series
Fort Lewis Indian School, 1892-1911
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 6:00PM — 7:00PM
Join us on Zoom on Thursday, September 24 at 6pm for our next Borderlands of Southern Colorado online lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Majel Boxer will present "Any Step Back Into the Old Ways is Naturally a Hindrance: Fort Lewis Indian School, 1892-1911."
This presentation focuses on locating and "hearing" the voices of Indigenous students attending Fort Lewis Indian School during its two decades of operation. Dr. Boxer will explore how the federal Indian policy of assimilation was manifested in the daily life of children attending the boarding school.
Dr. Majel Boxer (Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota) is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana. Dr. Boxer served as the 2018-2019 president of the American Indian Studies Association, serves as a contributing editor to Wicazo Sa Review and is currently an associate professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College.
The stories told in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit are getting richer. Join authors, artists, scholars, and activists from around the country this fall for the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series as they deepen discussions an complicate narratives on various Borderlands topics. All talks are free and open to the public.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Talks at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center are further sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.