Riders on the Storm: War Horses in Lakota Ledger Art

Public Lecture, Book Signing, and Reception

6:00 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford St., Cambridge). A book signing and reception will follow at the Peabody Museum (11 Divinity Avenue). Free and open to the public.

In this illustrated lecture celebrating the publication of A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic Autobiography of Half Moon, author Castle McLaughlin will explore the relationship between Lakota (western Sioux) metaphysics and images of horses in nineteenth-century ledger art.

Castle McLaughlin is Museum Curator of North American Ethnography at the Peabody Museum. Join her after the lecture at a free public reception in the exhibition she co-curated with Butch Thunder Hawk on the Lakota and warrior ledger art, Wiyopiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West. The book is a joint publication of the Peabody Museum Press and the Houghton Library at Harvard.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University







Ledger drawing by unknown Indian warrior, probably Lakota, ca. 1865. Detail from Half Moon ledger book. Courtesy Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Directions and parking Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage starting at 5:00 pm.

Public information: 617-496-1027

Unable to make it to the book signing? To purchase A LAKOTA WAR BOOK FROM THE LITTLE BIGHORN online, visit Harvard University Press. To purchase a signed copy, send an email request to the Peabody Museum Press at peapub@fas.harvard.edu. You will be contacted to complete a PayPal purchase.

Peabody Museum and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture members: to receive your membership discount, purchase directly from the front desk of the Peabody Museum or email peapub@fas.harvard.edu.