14th Annual David and Marilyn Knutson Lecture: "Religious Transformations in Indian Territory"

Dr. Jennifer Graber, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

November 6, 2019


Karen Hille Philips Center for the Performing Arts

Free and Open to the Public

Encounters between Americans and Kiowa Indians in the 1870s resulted in religious transformation. This talk considers what happened to members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, who worked on behalf of the U.S. government to “civilize” and evangelize Plains Indian peoples. It also describes new ritual activities engaged by Kiowas, including a revitalization movement associated with armed resistance, affiliation with Christian churches, and ritual peyote ingestion. The examples show how frontier contact resulted in religious change for everyone involved.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pacific Lutheran University - Karen Hille Phillips Center: 12180 Park Ave S, Parkland , WA 98447

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