Category Archives: October 2017

Under wraps: Chaco had a beautiful space ready to showcase stunning artifacts. What went wrong?

Behind a closed door inside a new $2 million visitor center at Chaco Culture National Historical Park sits a room full of informational signs, empty display cases, mounts, and lights. People who ask about the mysterious exhibit are allowed inside, … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Day is declared in Farmington, N.M.; Salt Lake to vote Oct. 3

In 1992, Berkeley, Calif., became the first U.S. city to replace Columbus Day, a national holiday held on the second Monday in October, by declaring Indigenous Peoples Day in its place. The city was the first to officially recognize the … Continue reading

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A fine Navajoland whodunnit

Despite confronting the bodies of four murdered young people at the start of Katayoun Medhat’s The Quality of Mercy, readers know they’re in for an enjoyable — if dark — ride by the end of the first chapter of Medhat’s … Continue reading

Published in October 2017, Prose and Cons