Monumental Objections: The Phoenix Indian School at Steele Indian School Park
Monumental Objections, an audio site tour and podcast, will supplement the current Steele Indian School Park (Phoenix, AZ) public-facing educational display, completed in 2001.
The park is one of only five historically-situated commemorative sites to off-reservation boarding schools in the US. That it exists at all is a testament to a profound local effort. Still, there is little awareness of the site by non-Native Americans in Phoenix and no scholarly work on the park as a memory site.
Monumental Objections seeks to raise awareness of an important cultural site with the public while using an interdisciplinary approach to consider how local communities remember national atrocities.
Kathleen Lamp | Associate Professor | Department of English