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Jerry Fick - “Tales from the Old West” #3

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Jerry Fick has spent most of his life collecting and curating the artifacts in The Spirit of the Old West exhibition. He plans to share some of his knowledge during a series of presentations over the weekend.

There will be three separate lectures over the course of the weekend:

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:30 AM

Ta’tan Ka Wakan (Sacred Bull)

The importance of the buffalo to Indian people throughout North American cannot be overstated. Before colonization of the continent and the buffalo’s near extermination, the buffalo was an integral part of daily life. Nearly all activities, such as hunting, cooking, sewing, making art, teaching, praying, singing and celebrating, incorporated and honored the buffalo.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:30 AM

The Battle of the Greasy Grass (Battle of Little Big Horn)

“Custer’s Last Stand” is a battle that resonated throughout the west, but what is the true story of that day? The indigenous people knew it not only by a different name, but as a battle that was not so Custer-centric.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 PM

“A Ballad of the American West” Word and Song

These lectures are free with day of admission to the Museums and visitors can experience The Spirit of the Old West exhibition as well as the Automotive Collection. Members of the Museums receive free admission year round. Become a Member today!