Virtual Tall Tales | American Indian Stories
A book program designed to help us learn about the many varied cultures, landscapes, and stories of the American West past and present. Before the program, read the selected book, then join us as we gather together to engage in meaningful conversations and shared experiences.
First 10 households to register receive a free copy of the book!*
One section of our current exhibit Picturing the American West highlights the roles of Plains Indian men and women, with many of the scenes depicting families moving camp or following the buffalo hunts. Though Charlie Russell painted these compositions over the turn of the century, their canvases portray a time period from long before. What was the reality of life in transition in the American West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Join us for the next Tall Tales as we read and discuss Zitkála-Šá’s collection of essays in American Indian Stories. Lakota for “Red Bird,” Zitkála-Šá was an influential Native American activist of the 20th century and co-founder of the National Council of American Indians in 1926. Writing for white audiences in the early 1900s, Zitkála-Šá’s American Indian Stories combines childhood reflections and the hardships endured in Indian boarding schools along with stories of allegorical fiction, revealing tensions between tradition and assimilation that characterizes much of her work.
Join us for our next Tall Tales book discussion as we read and discuss American Indian Stories by Zitkála-Šá. Please read the selected book prior to the program.
**Please note that this is a virtual program that will take place on Zoom and participants need only to register one attendee per household. After you register your household, you will receive a welcome email that includes more information & instructions. Login details with a unique Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Participants need to register for a free Zoom account in order to attend. Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone in advance for the best user experience.**
Registration: Required – opens February 22
Contact: Leslie Thompson at lthompson@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions or would like to be added to the wait list when registration is full.
* Registrants who receive a free copy of the book can elect to pick it up at the front desk during museum hours or have it mailed for a $6 fee. Staff will confirm your option after you register.