Turtle Soup: "Horsemeat March"
January 25, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFeed your mind and your belly with the Turtle Soup Story Series. Turtle Soup stories feature a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events along with a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering.
This week, Tim Velder presents "The Horsemeat March."
Following the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, Native American and U.S. Calvary forces scattered across the northern Plains to resolve the ongoing conflict. Forces led by George Crook and Crazy Horse clashed at the Slim Buttes, and the U.S. Calvary was sent on foot through the cold toward the Black Hills.
The presentation will include facts from the soldiers’ accounts and research from historians into this lesser-known battle in the history of the Great Plains.
The battle and subsequent march occurred relatively close to where Velder grew up - near the town of Newell.
Velder developed an interest in local history during his studies at Black Hills State University under Dr. Dave Miller.
He became a newspaper reporter and editor at weekly newspapers in the Northern Hills from 1988 to 2010, including a decade at the “Rapid City Journal.” During that time, he gathered oral histories from local pioneers.
Much of his information came the old-fashioned way, through library books, newspaper file copies, first-person interviews, and listening to other historians share their research.
Velder lives in Sundance, Wyoming with his wife and children.
Admission for Turtle Soup is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. This week's soup is minestrone.
Call 394-6923 to reserve seats.