Learning Forum: History of the Ute Indians
November 3, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmLearning Forums are thought-provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a 45-minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.
This week, Donovin Sprague presents, "The History of the Ute Indians." The Utes were relocated to the Black Hills and eventually went to live on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Born and raised on the Cheyenne River Reservation, Sprague is an enrolled Minnicoujou Lakota and a family descendant of both Crazy Horse and Chief Hump.
Sprague is an adjunct instructor in American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, a tribal archivist, a historic tour guide, and a musician. He contracts with the Smithsonian as a historian, writer, and contributing author.
He is the author of 10 books, the most recent being “Hump and Crazy Horse.”
In 2015, Sprague received the Distinguished Achievement in Humanities Award from the South Dakota Humanities Council. In 2014, he received the Ziebach County Historian of the Year Award by the Ziebach County Historical Society.
The City of Rapid City proclaimed “Donovin Sprague Day” on March 23, 1994.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets.
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