Koshare Indian Museum Media Room
118 West 18th Street
La Junta, CO 81050
$5.00 for adults
$3.00 for students (7 - 17) and seniors (55+)
free admission for children six and under.
$10.00 for adults
$5.00 for students (17 and under)
The staff of the Koshare Indian Museum is always glad to work with the media, whether for interviews, photo shoots, or quick questions about the Koshare history. Call, email, or stop by for more information.
Koshare Indian Museum Press Information
What is a Koshare?
Over the years, there has been confusion about the orgin of our name. While Koshares are an integral part of Pueblo society, they are not a tribe. During dances, these black-and-white striped characters portray unacceptable behavior, to teach the young people in the village what not to do.
The Koshares are both sacred and profane. When there are pauses during the dances, their inappropriate actions, loud conversations and gluttony teaches several different lessons. They overdo everything to show how extremely inappropriate behavior can be.
Buck Burshears thought the name Koshare was the perffect name for his group of young Boy Scouts and thus christened the group the Koshare Indian Dancers.