10/13/2016

Fort Scott National Historic Site Hosts Native Neighbors American Indian Festival on October 21-22, 2016

Fort Scott National Historic Site News Release


Contact: Bill Fischer, bill_fischer@nps.gov, (620) 223-0310
Barak Geertsen, barry_geertsen@nps.gov, (620) 223-0310

Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard
Post Office Box 918
(620) 223-0310 phone
www.nps.gov/fosc


Fort Scott National Historic Site Hosts Native Neighbors American Indian Festival on October 21-22, 2016 

FORT SCOTT, KANSAS: Fort Scott National Historic Site welcomes visitors to learn more about the region’s rich American Indian heritage by attending our Native Neighbors American Indian Festival on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2016.

On Friday evening, Professor Eric Anderson will present, Onward Haskell: the Making of an Indian Nations University. This Lawrence, Kansas, institution has a long history. First established in 1884 as the United States Indian Industrial Training School, it later became Haskell Indian Junior College, and as its academic programs continued to expand in the 1990s, it became a baccalaureate-granting university. Professor Anderson is a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi and teaches American Indian Studies and History courses at Haskell. His program begins in the Fort Scott NHS Theater at 7:00 p.m., and is mobility-impaired accessible. 

Activities continue on Saturday, October 22, with a variety of programs and presentations running from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Please check the Fort Scott National Historic Site website and Facebook page for the most current up-to-date agenda of events.

Native Neighbors is presented in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, the Kansas Humanities Council, and the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site, Inc. Fort Scott National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Winter hours begin on November 1, when the site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.


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