Authors James Leiker and Ramon Powers Recount Epic Story the Cheyennes' Arduous Trek North After Escaping Their Reservation

For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Authors James Leiker and Ramon Powers Recount Epic Story the Cheyennes' Arduous Trek North After Escaping Their Reservation

Drawing from their book The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory authors James Leiker and Ramon Powers recount the epic story of the escape of the Cheyennes from their Indian Territory reservation and their arduous trek to their northern homeland on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Leiker and Powers explain why the trip, marked by bloody confrontations in western Kansas, was not simply a tale of right and wrong as depicted in popular culture. "The Cheyennes' flight," the authors write, "had left white and Indian bones alike scattered along its route from Oklahoma to Montana."

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.