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Ute Elder Forrest Cuch on History and Healing

Presented by Cyrus Dallin Art Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 07 2021
Ute Elder Forrest Cuch on History and Healing

While you may know sculptor Cyrus Dallin’s iconic statues here in Boston, this is an opportunity to learn about the Ute people and culture, which influenced him throughout his life beginning with formative years in Utah Territory.

Forrest Cuch, Ute Tribal Elder and former Director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, will discuss the history of oppression of the Utah Tribes within the context of the Doctrine of Discovery, a principle of international law that was used to justify centuries of colonial violence against Indigenous peoples. Cuch will explore the still-present effects of this Doctrine and provide insight into a broad range of issues impacting Indigenous communities in the U.S. today. He will also share his

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