Well, folks…it’s been a while.
Between running a museum that’s about to undergo a major renovation and trying to write a dissertation, the blog obviously fell by the wayside there for a few weeks. I’m going to try to get back in the habit.
One of the reasons I slacked off was the fact that my job has me on the road quite a bit. Luckily, however, it takes me to some really great places. Every February, LMU sends a delegation to Washington, D.C. to participate in a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. It’s a great opportunity to hit some museums.
Let’s take a look at some artifacts.
A Creek bandolier bag, reportedly captured at Horseshoe Bend:
A hide painting of the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass:
Serape belonging to William T. Sherman. He probably got it in 1868, around the time he was negotiating the Treaty of Bosque Redondo with the Navajo:
A relic of forced acculturation. Uniform from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School:
Nineteenth-century reservation ration cards and beaded card holder:
Painted shields from the days of the Plains conflicts: