Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay (exhibition page)
Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
June 1-October 20, 2018
RE-RIDING HISTORY reflects on what was to become the prequel to the Carlisle Indian School—the incarceration and mandatory acculturation of seventy-two Plains Indians at Fort Marion (St. Augustine, 1875–1878). For this exhibition, curators Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye, and John Hitchcock commissioned works by seventy-two Native American and non-Native artists to make works on paper that consider the experiences of the warriors held at Fort Marion under the command of Lt. Richard Pratt (founder of the Carlisle Indian School). The works share the same dimensions and paper as the historic ledger drawings made by, and convey experiences of, the Indians at the fort.
For additional information, consult the exhibition website RE-RIDING HISTORY.
RE-RIDING HISTORY is part of the Carlisle Indian School Centennial Commemoration, which focuses on the closing of the Carlisle Inidan School (1879–1919) a century ago.