Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: Sid Richardson Museum
Ages: 18 and above
Contact: Leslie Thompson at lthompson@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions.
Examine the Art and Life of the Blackfeet
The Blackfeet people, or the Amskapi Pikuni in their own language, are a band of the Blackfoot Confederacy whose homelands span much of present-day Montana and southern Alberta. In the 19th century, artist Charles Russell lived in Montana as well and depicted members of the tribe. Besides depicting tribal members and activities such as buffalo hunting and intertribal warfare in a West that had already passed, Russell also made enduring friendships among the tribe. First, enjoy a presentation by historian Byron Price as he discusses Russell’s relationship with and representations of the Blackfeet people. Then learn more about the Blackfeet tribe and their changing food and cultural history during Russell’s era with historian Dr. Michael Wise. Afterwards, participate in an engaging Q&A with both guest speakers.
Byron Price, Director, Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Michael Wise, Associate Professor of History, University of North Texas