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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Dakota Daughters present "Wounded Knee, 1890"

The Dakota Daughters

DAKOTA DAUGHTERS "WOUNDED KNEE, 1890" PERFORMANCE AT CAM-PLEX HERITAGE CENTER THEATER HOSTED BY THE CAMPBELL COUNTY ROCKPILE MUSEUM AND ROCKPILE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION 

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum and Rockpile Museum Association (RMA) will host Dakota Daughters Wounded Knee, 1890 at CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This performance is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation to the RMA at the door. This play features the telling of the events related to the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty and the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. The Dakota Daughters features Geraldine Goes In Center (Oglala Lakota, Wanblee, SD) as a daughter of Sitting Bull, Lillian Witt (Gordon, NE) as a rancher’s wife, and Joyce Jefferson (Rapid City, SD) as a formerly enslaved woman engaged to a Buffalo Soldier. The characters these women portray use poetry, song, and newspaper accounts to provide the audience with their unique and individual perspective of life on the Great Plains from the late 1860s through the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre. The performers have extensively researched and wrote their own portions of this performance, which due to its historic nature can at times use language and verbiage which may be offensive to some by modern standards. In an effort to address this, there will be an Audience Talkback Session at the conclusion of the performance. This session will be moderated by Sheridan College History Professor, Donovin Sprague (Minnicoujou Lakota) who, along with the cast, will be able to contextualize this play and the historical events it is based on. 

Please call 307-682-5723 for more information.  

The Dakota Daughters appearance in Gillette would not be possible without the generous support of the Rockpile Museum Association.  The RMA is a non-profit, membership organization of individuals, families, and businesses who work to promote and assist the museum with financial support and volunteer service.  Membership support directly funds exhibits and programs like Dakota Daughters.  Please consider joining the Rockpile Museum Association to help tell the fascinating stories of the Powder River Basin and beyond. 

This program has been made possible through a grant from Wyoming Humanities.  

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