April 4 @ 3:00 pm
The History & Culture of the Lakota
Blacksmith, who teaches at the Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is an expert in the history, culture, philosophy, and spirituality of the Lakota people. He will discuss core concepts of the origin and the afterlife according to Lakota philosophy; Lakota Star Knowledge; the power and symbolism of the Medicine Wheel; and concepts of synchronicity. The Hutchins Library will exhibit Lakota artifacts in conjunction with this talk.