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1970:  The publication of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee arouses widespread general interest in the history of Native American tribes.

1990s: Native American studies have been integrated into many high school and college multicultural programs.

1973:  The Department of Education's Head Start Program begins operation in the Laguna Reservation, offering counselling and tutoring services to the schoolchildren of the reservation's six villages.

1990s: The Laguna Head Start Program is consolidated at a central site, with 120 children enrolled in the program.

1974:  Laguna Pueblo residents begin producing their distinctive red, yellow, and orange pottery for sale. Painters and jewelry-makers recreate traditional tribal designs and market their works on a small scale to tourists.

1990s:  The Casa Blanca Village outside of Albuquerque is a shopping center that specializes in Pueblo handicrafts, providing a source of income for the Laguna Pueblo.

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