Carving Myths Out of History: The Dying Tecumseh
Friday, January 10, 2014, 6 - 8pm
To mark the bicentennial of Tecumseh's death and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, curator Karen Lemmey leads a gallery talk highlighting Ferdinand Pettrich's sculpture, The Dying Tecumseh. Following the talk, R. David Edmunds, Watson Professor of American History at the University of Texas at Dallas and author of Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership, joins Lemmey to discuss the Shawnee war chief and the myth and memory of this sculpture, once displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Renée Gokey (Eastern Shawnee/Sac-n-Fox), educator at the National Museum of the American Indian, will read an excerpt from one of Tecumseh's greatest speeches in Shawnee and in English.
Presented in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.