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Sponsor Spotlight: Native American Bank

Sponsors of Tesoro Cultural Center provide a direct impact on furthering our mission of protecting the artistic and cultural treasures of America’s past. As a sponsor, the Native American Bank directly supports our annual Indian Market and Powwow, which would not be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors.

With roots in community development, the Native American Bank was founded to provide access to financial services for Alaska Native and Native American communities. As the only American Indian-owned community … Read the entire post > “Sponsor Spotlight: Native American Bank”

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Tesoro’s 2017 Historic Lecture Series (Cont.)

Each year, our historic lecture series features the finest humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history. The lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape. From Apache wars to The Fort’s own ghost stories, 19th century American Western history comes alive through each lecture.

Dinner lectures at The Fort Restaurant include a special prix fixe menu, featuring The Fort’s famous salad, award winning guacamole, entrée and dessert*. All proceeds … Read the entire post > “Tesoro’s 2017 Historic Lecture Series (Cont.)”

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Trade Economics at Bent’s Old Fort

During the 1830s and 1840s, people from many different cultures traveled the Santa Fe Trail and met at Bent’s Old Fort. Known as the “Castle of the Plains,” Bent’s Old Fort was a private international trading fort located on the Arkansas River which quickly became a hub of commerce and trade.

Hunters and fur trappers were essential to the outpost, bringing food and pelts to keep the rich fur trade thriving. American Indian interpreters maintained communication with surrounding tribes, while … Read the entire post > “Trade Economics at Bent’s Old Fort”

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