How the Land was Lost: El Potrero

By Deborah Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir

At the end of June 2012, I traveled back to my homeland in the Carmel area of California. My goal was to discover more about Rancho El Potrero, the piece of land that was awarded to my 5x great-grandfather, Fructuoso de Jesus Cholom Real by Governor Alvarado of Mexico soon after secularization (when Mexico, then occupier of California, closed down the missions). 

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Beyond the Mesas

Beyond the Mesas 
A film on the Hopi boarding school experience by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

About the author

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. He is an associate professor of American Indian Studies & History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

BEYOND BUCKSKIN: Artist Profile | Michelle Lowden

Beyond Buckskin
Michelle Lowden is the owner of Milo Creations, and hails from the Pueblo of Acoma. Located in New Mexico, Acoma is known as being the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America.


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