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Columbus Day Demonstration Santa Fe Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-2018-011

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of 6 color photographs taken in 1992 at a demonstration on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Edith Betts.


  • 1992

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


In 1992, the Columbian Quincentenary drew a great deal of criticism from Native American and other activists, fostering an awareness of the negative effects of European colonization upon the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere. Celebration of Columbus Day has been seen by many as a perpetuation of the ideologies of colonialism. Over the course of subsequent decades, several US states have redesignated October 12 as Indigenous People's Day. Although there were protests as early as 1992,the city of Santa Fe did not adopt the change until 2016.


6 items (1 folder) : 6 color photographs

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 10. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Related Material

Columbian Quincentenary Collection.Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Libraries.
Finding Aid of the Columbus Day Demonstration Santa Fe Photograph Collection, 1992
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Wendy Pedersen
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131