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Koshare Indian Museum La Junta

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Koshare Indian Museum
P.O. Box 580
La Junta
CO
81050
Tel: 719-384-4411

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The museum is unusual in that it was built by a Boy Scout troop under the inspired leadership of our founder, James Francis "Buck" Burshears, and the original 1949 structure is a registered state historic site of the Colorado Historical Society, housing a collection of Native American art and artifacts considered to be among the finest in the world.
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    It is rare to find a world-class museum in any small town, but even rarer is to find a museum built through the efforts of a group of kids. Their story is inspirational. Even more amazing the intuition the kids had for selecting the pieces within the museum. The art and artifacts are amazing finds with works from the Taos Founders, Maria Martinez, Joseph Imhoff, Will Shuster, Edgar Payne, Fredrick Remington, Woody Crumbo and the Nampeyo family. The museum also includes an impressive display of 1800s and early 1900s Native American basketry,...Read More

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It is rare to find a world-class museum in any small town, but even rarer is to find a museum built through the efforts of a group of kids. Their story is inspirational. Even more amazing the intuition the kids had for selecting the pieces within the museum. The art and artifacts are amazing finds with works from the Taos Founders, Maria Martinez, Joseph Imhoff, Will Shuster, Edgar Payne, Fredrick Remington, Woody Crumbo and the Nampeyo family. The museum also includes an impressive display of 1800s and early 1900s Native American basketry, beadwork, pottery and textiles.

No wonder former Colorado Governor Knous called these kids "one of Colorado's greatest assets."

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