Visual artist Shelby Head visited San Luis, CO and surrounding communities for an extended period of time to take part in preserving the history of the 1844 Sangre de Cristo Land Grant through community participation and art.


Working alongside San Luis Land Rights Council members, Head focused on collecting stories from the beneficiaries of the 1844 land grant issued under the Mexican land grant system. She recorded through film nine grant heirs’ personal stories concerning the historic land rights to La Sierra.

The stories are exhibited as large wall projections.