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Koshare Indian Museum, La Junta

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#107 of 268 in Museums in Colorado
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  • What a wonderful little museum dedicated to the local Boy Scout troop. Great collection of artifacts and paintings. Even a very nice gift shop. Don’t miss the collection downstairs  more »
  • Variety of Indian artifacts, as well as paintings of Indian subjects. The log-roofed auditorium was impressive. The only deficiency was no info provided about the paintings. More info about the artifa...  more »
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  • Awesome way to show the history. Visit when nearby is a must for old west enthusiasts.
  • I have mixed feelings, and the thought of white kids performing sacred dances of someone else’s culture does make me uncomfortable, so I declined to see it. They have the most amazing kachina collection I have ever seen. It would have been nice to get more history on some of these pieces—some only have basic descriptions. However, I did walk away from this museum with new knowledge of the Koshare trickster, so I can’t say I didn’t learn anything—but for all the research they claim to have made, I think I ended up Googling for more background. They sell artwork that appears to be made by local tribes, but they also sell basic tourist items. They don’t allow photography, and that’s disappointing, because I would have liked to share what I learned with others. So much of this culture has been buried, ignored, and twisted, there’s no need to selfishly guard it behind white walls. It’s like claiming ownership of something you didn’t even make.

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