Doors at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7:00 p.m., no reception to follow
Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph
Admission is free.
“Indians, Bison & Horses: The Great Plains in the Era of the Pony Express”
Associate Professor of History Jerritt Frank
As an environmental historian, Frank is interested in the broader environmental contexts of U.S. history. In this presentation, he will discuss the vast environmental and indigenous social changes taking place on the Central and Northern Great Plains in the years leading up to the establishment of the Pony Express. By understanding both the broader environmental "stage" across which the Pony Express riders traveled and the indigenous histories of those places, we are better able to understand this rich moment in U.S. history more clearly.
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