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November 5, 2008

Contact:
    Donna Schaffer
    307-775-6035

Public Invited to attend 
BLM Sponsored American Indian Heritage Presentation

In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, the Bureau of Land Management is sponsoring a presentation "Buying, Selling and Trading in Indian Country: American Indians, Overland Migrants and Economic Borders on the Overland Trail" Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:30 p.m. at the BLM building 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne.

William Bauer, assistant professor of American Indian Ethnohistory, University of Wyoming, is the presenter. Bauer covers the period between 1840 and 1870 when nearly 500,000 Americans traveled from Missouri to the Pacific Coast through a landscape occupied and patrolled by American Indians. He will examine the Pawnee, Shoshone, Ute and Bannock interactions with overland migrants to show the different economies of the Great Plains in the mid-nineteenth century.

Bauer grew up on the Round Valley Reservation in northern California. He holds a doctorate in philosophy and a master’s in American History from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s in American Studies and History from the University of Notre Dame.

The event is offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council through its 2008 Humanities Forum. Council programs explore the human experience—our lives, our communities, our world—in partnership with nonprofit organizations throughout Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on fostering forums for discussion among Wyoming residents.

For more information, call Donna Schaffer, (307) 775-6009.

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Last updated: 11-05-2008