Press Release: November 15, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to host author Thomas Powers for a discussion of The Killing of Crazy Horse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information: Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Thomas Powers for a discussion and signing of his book The Killing of Crazy Horse on Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. Powers will be available to sign copies of his book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.
In The Killing of Crazy Horse, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Powers crafts a vivid narrative history that answers the lingering question: why was Crazy Horse killed? Powers draws on new and previously unused source material to recount the final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life. Powers uses the event of Crazy Horse’s death as a lens through which to illuminate the suffering of the Sioux and other Plains tribes as they were confined to reservations. The testimony of mixed-blood interpreter Billy Garnett offers a unique, first-hand account of the relationship between the tribes and the army. The Killing of Crazy Horse also includes a substantial account of the Battle of Little Bighorn told almost entirely from the Indian perspective. The National Archives at Kansas City houses records from the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies that have numerous documents relating to Crazy Horse and many other individuals who are mentioned in the this book.
Copies of The Killing of Crazy Horse will be available for purchase at The Kansas City Store at the National Archives. Following the program the author will be available to sign copies of his book. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1968 in America is a free exhibition and will be available for viewing at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri until January 8, 2011. 1968 in America is a traveling exhibition from organized and toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Missouri Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information or to schedule a tour, call 816-268-8000 or visit: www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit: www.archives.gov/central-plains.
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