Catch up on Colorado's past at the History Colorado Center

A little-known chapter of indigenous Colorado history will unfold tonight when the History Colorado Center's ongoing monthly lecture series presents "And Many Wore Moccasins: The Ute, Navajo and Blackfoot Nations and World War I," with Dr. Timothy Winegard of Colorado Mesa University.

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While American Indians could not then be conscripted, more than 17,000 native soldiers joined the U.S.military during WWI, many of them doing active service overseas; Winegard will discuss how this later opened the door to citizenship for indigenous peoples, including those in our state.

The hourlong talk begins at 1 p.m. and repeats at 7 p.m. at History Colorado; admission is $8.50 for members, and $10 to $14 for nonmembers. For reservations and details, visit the website or call 303-866-2394.

Future History Colorado lecture topics include the Sand Creek Massacre, naturalist John Otto, the Snowmastodon archaeological dig in Snowmass, and the role of the Department of the Interior in the development of the West.

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