Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay

The Crisp-­‐Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to announce the exhibition Re-­‐Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay. Curated by Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock, the exhibition will be on view through February 28, 2015. Related programs will include a symposium on Thursday, February 12, 2015, to be held in the Ringhaver Student Center’s Virginia Room. This event will be free and open to the public.

Concurrent with the St. Augustine 450th commemoration of the city of St. Augustine, artists Arthur, Begaye and Hitchcock present a curatorial project which metaphorically retraces the history of seventy-­two American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, OK, and transported by train to St. Augustine, Florida. The United States war department imprisoned Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, and Caddo leaders at Fort Marion (today known as the Castillo de San Marcos) under Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt from 1875-1878.

The Re-Riding History exhibition and symposium, taking place on Thursday,February 12, 2015, offers an Indigenous perspective on the 450th city commemoration.

For information about the event and accompanying symposium, please view the event listing.

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