52 for 150: What’s So Special About “The History of the Indian Tribes of North America”?

It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 47 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our rare, 3-volume set of History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas McKenney & James Hall.

REVIEW: Ken Burns’ Documentary “The War”

What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Eanger Irving Couse?

It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 48 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re featuring painter Eanger Irving Couse, founding member of the Taos Society of Artists known for his lifelong fascination with Native American culture and serious figurative scenes of the Indians of Taos Pueblo.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Jaune Quick-To-See Smith?

It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 45 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. A painter of Salish, French-Cree, and Shoshone heritage, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s art “presents a cross-cultural dialogue between those values and experiences of the artist’s inherited past and those of late-20th-century Euro-American culture.”