Program on early-1900s American Indian entrepreneur at OCC History Center March 11The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) will offer a program Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. on a prominent Colorado Springs American Indian entrepreneur from the early 20th century.
In “Chief Manitou: Outbound Journeys,” Bob Cronk will trace the life of Pedro Cajete, an early 20th century Native American who sold trinkets to tourists. He was known as “Chief Manitou” and is also remembered as the namesake for Pedro's Cave in Williams Canyon.
Cronk has also written a book about the man.
The program will be in the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. The center is owned and operated by the volunteer OCCHS. Admission for non-members is $5. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 636-1225 or go to the center/museum. Winter hours are Tuesdays Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westside Pioneer/press release