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Big History Lecture: The Dynamic Relationship between American Indians and the Constructed “Wilderness” of Yellowstone National Park
Thursday, January 23 | 6-7pm | Hager Auditorium | Free to the public

Join Rosemary Sucec, cultural anthropologist with the National Park Service, for a fascinating presentation about a part Yellowstone’s history that is rarely revealed. As the original occupants of what we now know as Yellowstone National Park, American Indians were dispossessed of their aboriginal homeland in the 19th century when the concept of Yellowstone as an “untouched wilderness” was being constructed. Learn who those tribes are, how they lived in what became Yellowstone National Park, and the resource that compelled them to successfully re-engage with the Federal Government in the 20th and 21st centuries – actively restoring their presence in America’s first national park.