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Evening at the Museum: I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Europe

 08/16/2023  |  07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  Nederland Mining Museum  |  Registration Required

Cultural History - Minimum age 12 with accompanying adult

In the latter 19th and early 20th century, U.S. government policy was aimed at eliminating the Lakota Indian culture. The concept was “kill the Indian, save the man.” Wild West shows like that of Buffalo Bill offered an alternative way, where the Lakotas could show off and preserve their culture, demonstrating that it was valid and they were not “savages.” This presentation will examine that culture, the lives of those who performed, and the impacts of their performances.

Minimum Participants: 6
Maximum Participants: 25

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Sheryl Kippen
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Donal M - STAFF

This is my second season as the Nederland Mining Museum Coordinator. Last season was my first work experience in a museum. I enjoyed learning and performing the various aspects of interpretation for museum visitors and program participants. I especially benefitted in my rookie year from the expertise and guidance of various Parks and Open Space personnel and volunteers. I was born in New York City and raised in northern New Jersey in a family of seven with four sisters and two brothers.


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Rebecca L - Nederland Mining Museum

I enjoy both history and nature, thus leading to a major in geology, the history of the earth! This education and experience adapts well to the Nederland Mining Museum and Lefthand Canyon Assay Office. I also volunteer at the Altona Schoolhouse, which is very similar to schools my mother's family attended and taught at in Oklahoma and Arkansas. I grew up surrounded by a family of teachers, so I have a particular fondness for that profession, also.


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