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Albuquerque Indian School: Origins and Communities Panel and Lecture


The Albuquerque Indian School educated thousands of children in its century of operation from 1881-1981. In this two-part presentation, Historian and Museum Docent Joe Sabatini covers the history of the Albuquerque Indian School and its many interactions with the Albuquerque community, including cultural, athletic, religious and economic relationships. Part two explores the history of the property following the school’s closing, from a political and neighborhood perspective. This includes the deterioration of the campus, the creation of the Indian Pueblos Federal Development Corporation (IPFDC), the reaction of the adjacent neighborhood and the achievement of development agreements with the City of Albuquerque. This enabled the Pueblo people to create a vibrant, thriving cultural and retail corridor in the heart of Albuquerque.

Free for museum members, or with admission.