Professor Andrew Gulliford, then director of the Center for Southwest Studies, wrote about his Native students in a 2004 edition of American Studies International, a peer review journal. The piece was rife with stereotypes.
I interviewed Fort Lewis Native professor Carey Vicenti during the controversy. Vicenti said campus attitudes toward Natives fell into place with Durango's frontier-chic attitude--where Natives make good props but don't receive respect.
Modern racism consists of people who love Natives but don't believe Natives have the same intellectual capacity, the same career potential as themselves, he said.
Gulliford, the white Indian expert, was removed from the directorship for his violations against Native students.
Below: One of the students unfairly characterized in Gulliford's paper.