Learn about Lakota history at next Brown Bag Lecture

WHAT: Brown Bag Lecture Series

HOSTED BY: UNK Department of History

TITLE: “The Red Shirt Winter Count and Repatriation”

TOPIC: Broc Anderson will share a personal and research-based presentation about the newly rediscovered Red Shirt Winter Count in the Sheridan County Historical Society in Rushville. Winter counts are Lakota community history records of important yearly events. After researching this ledger book, Anderson and the Sheridan County Historical Society worked together on the future of this important piece of Lakota history and heritage and ultimately returned the winter count back to the Delphine Red Shirt family in October 2022.

PRESENTER: Originally from Alliance, Anderson is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He graduated from Chadron State College with a bachelor’s degree in social science education in 2017 and earned a master’s degree in history from UNK in 2022. He’s been the community engagement director for the Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails and Rails Museum since August 2019 and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at UNK and Chadron State and a Humanities Nebraska speaker. Anderson is a member of multiple boards across the state, including the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, State Historic Preservation Office and Kearney Public Library Foundation. His research explores Native and non-Native relationships and interactions in western Nebraska as well as work within Native American and Lakota culture based around repatriation.

TIME: Noon

DATE: Wednesday, April 10

PLACE: Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Ave.

VIDEO: Available on the Kearney Public Library YouTube channel

CONTACT: Nathan Tye, assistant history professor, 308.865.8860, tyen@unk.edu