Sacajawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West

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  • Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 Doors open at 5:00 PM; Lecture 6:00-8:00 PM


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Enjoy a free presentation at the Idaho State Museum by Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize winner and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. In this illustrated slide-lecture, Fenn uses the circumstances of Sacajawea’s capture to illuminate a deeper history of the northern plains and Rockies. Fenn discusses indigenous warfare, hunting techniques, environmental conditions, horse-borne interactions, and plains power dynamics as they pertained to a one-month period of Sacajawea’s life. This lecture makes the deep history of the West accessible to broad audiences. Thursday, August 15, 6:00 P.M. Doors open at 5:00 P.M Sponsored by the Idaho State Museum and Boise State University Department of History.