Commemorating Yellowstone’s 150th: An Evening with Shane Doyle & Megan Kate Nelson

Elk River Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be teaming up with the Park County Environmental Council to co-host this event acknowledging Yellowstone’s complicated history.

Critically-acclaimed writer and historian Megan Kate Nelson will speak about her new book, Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America. Saving Yellowstone puts the history of the world’s first national park in a wider historical context that includes national division, racial violence, railroad expansion, and Indigenous resistance. Booklist calls Saving Yellowstone “A fresh, provocative study of the origins of Yellowstone National Park.” Nelson’s 2020 book The Three-Cornered War was a Pulitzer finalist.

Apsáalooke educator and advocate Shane Doyle will speak about Yellowstone from an Indigenous perspective. Doyle has been a leader on various local Native and environmental initiatives, including the All-Nations Teepee Village installation that will be part of official YNP 150th Anniversary events this summer. Doyle told Essential West Magazine, “What we’re hoping to accomplish with a teepee village is a presence for Native historians and tour guides so that they can speak to the tourists about their tribe’s history [in Yellowstone] and their continued presence.”

Please join us in learning more about our next door neighbor and the ongoing efforts to grapple with YNP’s history. The event will take place at the Shane Center’s Dulcie Theater with the generous support of the Park County Community Foundation.

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Thu. May. 19, 2022   7pm

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