Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sacajawea Ceremony

I was honored to participate in a very moving ceremony last week to recognize Sacajawea for her courage and resourcefulness as a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The event, and the subsequent panel discussion, raised some good and pointed questions about the way in which the roles and contributions of Native Americans and women are all too often minimized in our telling of history. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has a beautiful slideshow of the ceremony here:

1 comment:

lani said...

thats really neat. i love the native outfits.