Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo Indian History


Cortez, CO



June 14 - June 20, 2020; July 5 - July 11, 2020 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Susan Ryan



Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo Indian History is a one-week workshop for 36 K–12 educators focused on the following questions:

1) How do we come to know and appreciate the time depth, people, and activities that comprise the past and shaped our contemporary world?

2) Who creates America’s history and culture?

3) How do Pueblo people balance their cultural identity with ideals of assimilation? The Workshop offers historic and multicultural perspectives using Mesa Verde National Park and the surrounding region—home to humans for over 13,000 years and containing some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural data.

Project Director(s)

Susan Ryan

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Susan Ryan, Kari Schleher, Kellam Throgmorton, Winona Cordova, Rebecca Hammond, Dan Simplicio, Dee Lomawaima, Tyson Hughes, Mark Varien, Tim Wilcox, Phylis Fagrelius, Porter Swentzell

Grantee Institution

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center