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Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
January 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am - February 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Concurrent with the St. Augustine 450th commemoration, artists Arthur, Begaye and Hitchcock present a curatorial project which metaphorically retraces the history of seventy-two American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, OK, and transported by train to St. Augustine, Florida. The United States war department imprisoned Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, and Caddo leaders under Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt from 1875-1878. The curators asked seventy-two artists to respond to the experience of imprisonment by creating an individual work on paper in the same dimensions as the historic ledger drawings made at Fort Marion from 1875-1878. The exhibition is a contemporary response to a historical experience held intact within American Indian communities through oral history and art.Located in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College. Admission is FREE. Call 904-826-8530 for more information.