'Gifted Land: Native Americans and the National Parks'

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Date: June 22, 2015
Contact: Kevin Bowles Mohr, (580) 497-2742 ext. 3003

On Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Park Ranger Barbara Ford will share the legacy of the National Park Service and the agency's long history of acquiring land by force, borrowing, or buying from Native Americans. Did you know that some of our country's most beautiful and thought provoking public lands are marked by conflict? Depending on your perspective, the national parks are a costly success of public interest, or a harsh betrayal of Native Americans.


Learn from the thoughts and insights from park superintendents, park rangers, tribal elders, and ranchers, and hoe they enrich a complex story of the establishment and expansion of Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Badlands, and Death Valley National Parks. Furthermore, the presentation will include the most recent compromised that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in our national parks. Today, parks like Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site represent the future of National Park Service and Native American relationships.

WHAT: Gifted Land: Native Americans and the National Parks
WHEN: Sunday July 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center


Future Events

WHAT: June & July Summer Lecture Series
WHEN: Sundays, June 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26, @ 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

WHAT: Star Party
WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

WHAT: July Movie Night
WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center



Last updated: June 23, 2015

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