Summer Series: Battle of Greasy Grass
June 25, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enjoy our Summer Series - presentations on Black Hills figures or events packed with history and fun! Each presentation lasts an hour, including a Q&A.
June 25 is the anniversary of the Battle of Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of Little Bighorn and Custer’s Last Stand. In 1876, the U.S. Army fell to the combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.
Historian Donovin Sprague will provide the Native American mindset on the anniversary of this storied conflict.
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 for a Summer Series event is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 394-6923 to reserve seats.
Theater map below. Seats marked ADA indicate wheelchair accessibility. Blue seats indicate space for foldout chairs, but ADA needs take first priority.
SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE
Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m.: Celebrating 50 Years of the Chapel in the Hills
Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m.: Musical Experience by Hank Harris
Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.: Battle of Greasy Grass
Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m.: Burros in Custer State Park
Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m.: James Webb Space Telescope
Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m.: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission
Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m.: Custer Expedition
Friday, July 26 at 5 p.m.: The Back Porch - A Legend of Rock 'N Roll
Friday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m.: Nuggets and Neutrinos