Event Name: Kansas Indians: Walking paths of yesterday and today
Event Date: January 13th 2019
Event Location: 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley
Library Name: Kinsley Library
Event Start Time: 2:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE
Presenter: Dr. Leo Oliva, Ron Parks, and Pauline Sharp
Sponsor: Kinsley Library
Contact Information: director@kinsleylibrary.info

Description: Session #1 of "Kansas Indians" series. "The Kaw (Kanza) Nation The series scholar, Dr. Leo Oliva, will introduce the series with an examination of the significance of the Doctrine of Discovery which declared that "Christian nations" have a divine right to take full possession of "discovered" Non-Christians and their lands. This policy became official U.S. law in a Supreme Court decision in 1823 and remains the law. Ron Parks, author of "The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846-1873" will present an overview of tribal history, including the effects of Euro-American policies and the assignment of the reservation. Pauline Sharp (Kaw), who is the past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee will tell the story of the Kaw people through the character of her grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads who was born in Indian Territory in 1888. Lucy became the first woman chief of the Kaw in 1922 and served until 1934. REGISTRATION: www.kinsleylibrary.info




Event Name: Block-of-the-Month Meets Book-of-the-Month
Event Date: January 29th 2019
Event Location: Ness City Public Library
Library Name: Ness City Public Library
Event Start Time: 7:00 PM
Attendee Cost: $20
Presenter:
Sponsor:
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Description: NCPL staff, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, has chosen a book and quilt block for participants for the months of January, February, and March. Participants can pick up their book and quilt block supplies at the library the first of each month and meet the last Tuesday of each month for snacks, book discussion, and quilting conversation. Avid readers, seasoned quilters, reluctant readers, and first-time quilters are welcome. Assistance with quilt block assembly will be available at each meeting for new quilters.




Event Name: Kansas Indians: Walking paths of yesterday and today
Event Date: February 10th 2019
Event Location: Kinsley High School, 716 Colony St. Kinsley
Library Name: Kinsley Library
Event Start Time: 2:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE
Presenter: Karin Kaufman, Pauline Sharp (Kaw) and Freddy Gipp (Kiowa Apache)
Sponsor: Kinsley Library
Contact Information: director@kinsleylibrary.info

Description: Session #2 of series the powerful participatory program, "The Loss of Turtle Island", will be presented by Karin Kaufman of the Mennonite Central Committee and Pauline Sharp (Kaw Nation). Program offers an explanation of how and why 95% of the American Indian population was destroyed before the 19th century. Lead Horse Powwow Dancers with Freddy Gipp (Kiowa Apache) along with two other dancers and a singer (drummer) will perform traditional dancing and singing that is being carried on and preserved today within the tribes and at Powwow events.




Event Name: Kansas Indians: Walking paths of yesterday and today
Event Date: March 10th 2019
Event Location: 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley
Library Name: Kinsley Library
Event Start Time: 2:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE
Presenter: Dr. Jack Hofman and Dr. Donald P. Blakeslee
Sponsor: Kinsley Library
Contact Information: director@kinsleylibrary.info

Description: Session #3 of series Pawnee Sites in Ellis and Republic Counties presented by Dr. Jack Hofman of the University of Kansas. The Pawnees were the dominant power on the Central Plains in the early 1800s. This presentation will discuss both the large fortified village of Kitkehahki and the tipi hunting site in Ellis County. Etzanoa: The Long-lost City presented by Dr. Donald P. Blakeslee, of Wichita State University. The recent discovery of a city of 20,000 people existing in south-central Kansas between 1450-1700 is causing scholars to rethink many long-held ideas about Plains peoples. REGISTRATION: www.kinsleylibrary.info




Event Name: Kansas Indians: Walking paths of yesterday and today
Event Date: March 31st 2019
Event Location: 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley
Library Name: Kinsley Library
Event Start Time: 2:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE
Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Dr. Dan Wildcat, and Dr. James Rains
Sponsor: Kinsley Library
Contact Information: director@kinsleylibrary.info

Description: Session #4 of series, "Learning from Indians Today" "No Retreat" Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow of Kansas State University will survey recent efforts and projects underway in Indian Country highlighting the words and ideas of today's native leaders. "An Inheritance unclaimed: Indigenous wisdom for the modern world" Dr. Dan Wildcat (Yuchi Muscogee Nation) of Haskell Indian Nations University and author of "Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge" will examine the biggest problem that we face today - the damaging way we live on this earth - from the viewpoint of ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs. "The Map of the Mind We Follow: Native American Literature and the Challenge of History" presented by Dr. James Rains (Muscogee Creek Nation) of of Haskell Indian Nations University will focus on the American Indian experience embracing the richness of tribal pasts to preserve strong cultural identity and values in order to establish a place in the global economy of the 21st century. REGISTRATION www.kinsleylibrary.info