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The Newberry Library Colloquium

Negotiating Change: Tonehaddlemah (Limping Woman) and Kiowa Society during the Progressive Era
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

4 – 5 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, Assistant Professor in American Studies, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill; 2012-13 NCAIS Faculty Fellow, Newberry Library

Who was Tonehaddlemah (Limping Woman), also known as Laura Patrick? How did Elbridge Ayer Burbank come to paint her portrait at Fort Sill in 1897? Using material from the Ayer Collection, this presentation examines these questions and more to illustrate how Tonehaddlemah and other Kiowa people navigated this challenging era. Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote will explore Tonehaddlemah’s family history, education, and employment as a field matron, as well as her participation in the 1935 Santa Fe Field School as documented by anthropologist Jane Richardson Hanks.

The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.