Presentation on American Indians Aug. 16
Facts about the history of Native American tribes in and around Red Rock Canyon will be the focus of the third educational session on Red Rock Canyon Open
Space Thursday, Aug. 16.
The talks by archeologist Bill Arbogast and historian/author Celinda Kaelin will be at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., starting at 6:30 p.m.
Arbogast will present an overview of the canyon's past, including interesting facts about how Colorado's earliest hunters killed mammoths and large Ice Age bison. Kaelin will talk about native cultures, focusing on the tribes who have visited or lived in the Pikes Peak region, including the Utes, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, and Apache.
Attendees at the free presentation are advised to come early. The first two talks in the series attracted a standing-room-only house.
The remaining two sessions will also start at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneers Museum. They are:
Aug. 23 - the biology of the canyon
Sept. 13 - an interactive discussion of methods for sharing interpretive information with future visitors at Red Rock Canyon.
The series is co-sponsored by the Friends of Red Rock Canyon and the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.
For more information, call 385-5990.
From a press release