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Jan 23, 2020
History/Heritage | Winter
Native American Film Series - What Was Ours

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Native American Film Series - What Was Ours
LOCATION: Southwest Virginia Higher Ed Center
WHEN: January 23, 2020 at 7 PM
COST: FREE and open to the public

Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds but also offers the possibility for healing. What Was Ours is the story of how a young journalist and a teenage powwow princess, both of the Arapaho tribe, traveled together with a Shoshone elder in search of missing artifacts in the vast archives of Chicago's Field Museum. There they discover a treasure trove of ancestral objects, setting them on a journey to recover what has been lost and build hope for the future.

Hosted by William King Museum of Art

Call (276) 628-5005 ext. 119 for details