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A missing plaque at 4-H Park in Albuquerque dedicated to Indigenous students who attended Albuquerque Indian School leads to our investigation of how a city park and playground was built upon a cemetery of unmarked Indian graves.

Ralph Blackwater, Minnie Wilson, Hugh Patton, Jack Owens, Joe Thomas group portrait (Pima Indians) wearing uniforms of U.S. Indian School, 1886 Photo Courtesy Albuquerque Museum

Indian School Graves Rediscovered Under City Park

A Plaque Goes Missing, and History Is Uncovered

A missing plaque at 4-H Park dedicated to Indigenous students who attended Albuquerque Indian School leads to our investigation of how a city park and playground was built upon a cemetery of unmarked graves.

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