Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay

Chris Pappan Image

Concurrent with the St. Augustine 450th commemoration, artists Arthur, Begaye and Hitchcock present a curatorial project which metaphorically retraces the history of seventy-two American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, OK, and transported by train to St. Augustine, Florida. The United States war department imprisoned Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, and Caddo leaders under Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt from 1875-1878. The curators asked seventy-two artists to respond to the experience of imprisonment by creating an individual work on paper in the same dimensions as the historic ledger drawings made at Fort Marion from 1875-1878. The exhibition is a contemporary response to a historical experience held intact within American Indian communities through oral history and art.

Date and Time:

10:00am - 4:00pm January 15, 2015 - February 28, 2015


Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College
48 Sevilla Street
St.Augustine, FL 32084

Free Event


Event Repeat Summary:

M-F, 10am to 4pmSat, 2-4pm

Contact Information:

Julie Dickover