Geraldine Goes in Center

Topics: American Old West, History, Native American, South Dakota, Women

Community: Rapid City

Program Types: Chautauqua, Speakers Bureau, Virtual Program(s)

Native presenter
wasnawinyan@gmail.com | (605) 899-8999

Dakota Daughters: Wounded Knee 1890, Three Women, Three Lives, Three Cultures (Chautauqua) Dakota Daughters – Lillian Witt, Geraldine Goes in Center and Joyce Jefferson – commemorated the 130-year anniversary of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee Massacre. Now, they look to the future of 2022 and beyond. They have made it a priority to tell this story throughout South Dakota by relaying historical information in an interesting, thought-provoking, entertaining and memorable way. They have augmented their program to include slides from their collaboration with The Journey Museum and Periaktos Productions: “Reflections on the Massacre at Wounded Knee.” The Dakota Daughters hope when people see their play, they will realize that although we all are unique – such as skin color, cultures, beliefs – deep down we are not all that different. Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ – “We are all related.”

Dakota Daughters: Daddies’ Dreams
Dakota Daughters compare the lives of their fathers Marvin Derflinger, Clarence James, and Nathaniel Witt, who served their country and continued to lead full and interesting lives after their tours of duty. Lillian Witt, Geraldine Goes in Center, and Joyce Jefferson bring their fathers’ history to life. Presentation style (lecture, slideshow, discussion, etc.)

Precolonization, Colonization and Decolonization of Lakota Food and Diet
A presentation on foods consumed pre-colonization and colonization, and what is going on with the tribe regarding decolonization.

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