Special Exhibition

Zuni Day School Experience

The Zuni Day School Experience Title Wall

The Zuni Day School Experience Title Wall

An assessment of Zuni education would be incomplete without looking back on the Zuni Day School Experience. Several generations of the Zuni community attended the school between 1898 and 1965 and while students of the early days of the school have passed-on, many that attended the school are still with us. During their lifetimes the former students witnessed tremendous local and global change, they also have done much to shape Zuni into what it is today.

This exhibition of Zuni Day school material is only a portion of what ZDS teacher and principal Clara Gonzales kept of her student’s work. The original collection is safely kept at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on the campus of the University of New Mexico and most of the original collection has been digitized at very high resolution for study here at the AAMHC.