Event—Public Programming

Oyate Topa: A History of the Cheyenne River Reservation

When most people think of the Oceti Sakowin or the Sioux People, it conjures up images of feathered headdresses, figures like Sitting Bull, and events like our victory at the 1876 Battle of the Greasy Grass. Yet, the Tituwan or People of the Prairie did not simply vanish at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. Instead, our history continues onto the present-day. Using material stored at the Newberry Library, Billie Kingfisher Jr. will show how his people are adapting to an ever-changing world, creating new political, social, and economic realities from that of their ancestors while retaining their identity as Tituwan.