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February 8 - April 28

Originated by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) this educational exhibition examines the interactions between the boatmen of the Corps of Discovery Expedition and the Titonwanian people through first-person accounts from September 23 to September 30, 1804, as documented in the daily journals by Corps members William Clark, Patrick Gass, John Ordway and Joseph Whitehouse. CAIRNS has invited contemporary visual artists, poets and musicians to create works related to one or more of the journal entries. The Brinton Museum is presenting this richly informative and visually creative exhibit as its 19th Illustrator Show. School tours are available by appointment through the duration of the exhibition. Curator Craig Howe, PH.D. will be available as a guest speaker for a period of 3 days to lead guided tours for schools. Contact Museum Educator Will Lopez at wlopez@thebrintonmuseum.org, or call 307-687-5972 to schedule a school tour.

The nation of Titonwan is one of seven nations that comprise the Ocheti Shakowin Confederacy which is often and incorrectly referred to as the “Sioux nation of Indians.” The Titonwanian nation likewise was organized into seven oyates, or nations: Hunkpapa, Sihasapa, Itazipcho, Oglala, Minconjou, Oohenunpa
and Sichangu.