Art & Protest with the Lakota Nation: Standing Rock and Beyond

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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A conversation with Lakota ledger artists Dwayne Wilcox, Joe Pulliam, and Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy, moderated by George Miles.
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edger art is an act of cultural preservation and resistance that traces its origins to pictographic chronicles of Native Americans in the 19th century. Depicting important events in the community, these visual histories were originally painted on rock, hide, or fabric, but the tradition survived the decimation of the buffalo and the suppression of indigenous ways, as Plains artists turned to paper, filling ledger books brought by their settler colonialist oppressors with a history all their own. Revived with the Native American resistance movements of the 1970s, ledger art has again become a powerful medium blending resilience, creativity, and defiance, most notably in the recent protests at Standing Rock. Join us for a conversation with three Lakota masters who will talk about what making this art means to them today.
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