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September 17, 2011 – June 10, 2012
American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY
Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
With more than 80 images and objects that detail life on the Isleta Pueblo Reservation, this exhibition reveals the rapid changes forced on the Native American people of the American Southwest after the arrival of the railroads in 1881. The railroad companies forcibly took land in the center of Isleta Pueblo in the Rio Grande Valley and the rail lines they built brought scores of tourists and other visitors. Included are images by photographers Edward Curtis, A.C. Vroman, Karl Moon, John Hillers, Charles Lummis, Carlos Vierra, Sumner Matteson, Albert Sweeney, Josef Imhof, and Ben Wittick.
The exhibition is divided into the following three sections:
Organized by the people of Isleta Pueblo.