Jun 6, 2018 (Past event)
“I AM NOT A SAVAGE!” Presented by Steve Freisen
After the defeat of the Lakota (Sioux) and their placement on reservations, the United States government began efforts to eliminate the Lakota culture. Performing with Wild West shows became a way for the Lakota to preserve and promote their culture. Friesen’s lecture covers the impact of the performances upon Europeans and their understanding of the American West. Since June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day, the lecture touches on the Lakota in Europe during World War II.
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early! Contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics: (970)668-3428