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9/26/2019 - The Osage Nation: A Brief History, a First Thursday Presentation

Before others called them Osage, they called themselves Children of the Middle Waters. Join Dr. Andrea Hunter, as she traces the history of the Osage people from their earliest known existence to the removal of the tribe to Oklahoma. She'll also share about their creation stories, culture and connection to Kansas. Dr. Hunter is a member of the Osage Nation, Director and Tribal Historic Preservation Office, archaeologist and sought-after speaker. This presentation is offered in collaboration with the Salina Public Library as part of its 2019 Salina Reads Program.

The Smoky Hill Museum hosts this free presentation on Thursday, October 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.

For needed accommodations, please call Nona Miller at (785) 309-5776 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least 5 working days prior to the event.