Dr. Michael P. Jordan to speak on Kiowa historical memory of the Battle of the Washita

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Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Kevin Bowles Mohr, (580) 497-2742 ext. 3003

Portrait of Dr. Michael P. Jordan
Dr. Michael P. Jordan

Texas Tech University

On Sunday, July 12, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will welcome Dr. Michael P. Jordan, the sizth speaker in the park's popular Summer Lecture series. Dr. Jordan is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Professor Jordan continues to work closely with members of the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Kiowa tribes in their ongoing efforts to preserve their cultural heritages. He has co-authored several entries for a catalog on Plains Indian Art being produced by the St. Louis Art Museum. He was also the recipient of a grant from the Smithsonian's Recovering Voices Program, which enabled him to take six members of the Kiowa community to Washington, D.C. where they studied the Kiowa collections at the National Museum of Natural History, the National Anthropological Archives, and the National Museum of the American Indian.

 

Dr. Jordan will present his research on Kiowa historical memory as it relates to the 1868 Attack on Black Kettle's Village. The title of his talk is, 'He kept telling the women and children to keep running.'

 

Everyone is cordially invited to come to the visitor center at 2:00 p.m. to welcome and hear Dr. Jordan's talk. Afterwards, there will be refreshments for all to enjoy.

 

WHAT: Summer Lecture on Kiowa Historical Memory and the 1868 Attack on Black Kettle's Village

WHEN: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

 

Future Events:

WHAT: Summer Lecture Series, 'Gifted Land: Native Americans and the National Parks'

WHEN: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

 

 

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WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center



Last updated: June 30, 2015

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