Chief Niwot Series - Thursday Talk
Thursday September 13, 2012
at the Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway, Boulder, COIn conjunction with the powerful exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend & Legacy, the Boulder History Museum and the Native American Rights Fund are proud to co-sponsor a thought-provoking series of programs presented by distinguished historians and guests. This series further explores the culture of the Arapaho people, regional historical figures, the devastating effects of the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as contemporary Native Americans on the Wind River Reservation and in urban centers.
This Thursday • September 13 · Searching for the Sand Creek Massacre Site
Gail Ridgely and Ben Ridgley, members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and Boulder historian Tom Meier will discuss the difficult process of determining the location and extent of the Sand Creek Massacre site. They were among teams of historians, archeologists, members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, and other experts who worked with the National Park Service to provide Congress with the information necessary to establish the site. The Ridgelys are direct descendants of Lame Man, a survivor of the Massacre. Led by Eugene Ridgely Sr. (1926-2005), the family became closely associated with education about Sand Creek and with organizing the Tribe’s Spiritual Healing Runs. Gail served as the first President of the Wind River Tribal College, and Ben, a former Co-Chairman of the Tribe, was instrumental in working with the State of Wyoming to establish the Sand Creek Trail in that state. Their brother, Eugene Jr., has also been closely involved with Sand Creek. Tom Meier is a Colorado native who has worked with the Ridgely family and the Tribe for over two decades.
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• $10 per program or Series Package of all 8 programs for $80
• $5 per program or Series Package of all 8 for $40 for Museum Members and NARF Donors (Save money and become a BHM Member today!).
For more information or questions, please contact the Museum at 303/449.3464.
For a complete list of the series, click here.