In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Edwin Quintana, left, dances with fifth grader Kaylee Pacheco and other students at Tesuque Elementary school in Tesuque, N.M. The students and others in Santa Fe's public school district were allowed to skip the annual presentation of Spanish colonial culture and history that honors a 17th century conquistador, in deference to Native American students and others who may find the performances disrespectful. None opted out in Tesuque. Public statues and tributes to early Spanish conquerors are enduring increased criticism tied to the brutal treatment of American Indians centuries ago by soldiers and missionaries.
In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Edwin Quintana, left, dances with fifth grader Kaylee Pacheco and other students at Tesuque Elementary school in Tesuque, N.M. The students and others in Santa Fe's public school district were allowed to skip the annual presentation of Spanish colonial culture and history that honors a 17th century conquistador, in deference to Native American students and others who may find the performances disrespectful. None opted out in Tesuque. Public statues and tributes to early Spanish conquerors are enduring increased criticism tied to the brutal treatment of American Indians centuries ago by soldiers and missionaries. Morgan Lee AP
In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Edwin Quintana, left, dances with fifth grader Kaylee Pacheco and other students at Tesuque Elementary school in Tesuque, N.M. The students and others in Santa Fe's public school district were allowed to skip the annual presentation of Spanish colonial culture and history that honors a 17th century conquistador, in deference to Native American students and others who may find the performances disrespectful. None opted out in Tesuque. Public statues and tributes to early Spanish conquerors are enduring increased criticism tied to the brutal treatment of American Indians centuries ago by soldiers and missionaries. Morgan Lee AP

Move over Robert E. Lee — U.S. monuments to Spanish conquest face mounting criticism

October 09, 2017 06:00 AM

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