“Sacagawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West”



Hoag Theatre Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo, 81004

Event Description

The Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society invites the public to this FREE presentation of "Sacagawea's Capture and the History of the Early West" at 7:00 PM Thursday, May 5 in the Hoag Theatre of Pueblo Community College, on the corner of Orman and Arthur avenues in Pueblo.

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation month and in honor of this occasion historian Elizabeth Fenn uses the circumstances of Sacagawea’s capture to illuminate a deeper history of the northern plains and Rockies. Fenn discusses indigenous warfare, hunting techniques, environmental conditions, horse-borne interactions, and plains power dynamics as they pertained to a one-month period of Sacagawea’s life.

Elizabeth Fenn is a distinguished professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she holds the Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professorship in Western American History. Her award-winning book "Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82" was published in 2001. She is also the author of "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People" which won (among other prizes) the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History.



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