Final Spear-O-Wigwam Lecture is Sunday, Sept. 25

Final Spear-O-Wigwam Lecture is Sunday, Sept. 25

The NWCCD is offering a final chance to visit their Spear-O-Wigwam campus this fall. Sunday, September 25th the college will present “'Reading' The Bozeman Trail: Exploration Narrative as Cultural Mythology".

Dean of Arts and Sciences Ardath Lunbeck said in a release from the college that the first lecture was a “great success”, and that they hope people will join them for a final end-of-the-year celebration at the mountain campus.

Chuck Denny will give the presentation in which he will attempt to “develop a more harmonious reading of one set of narratives, those stories both European and Native related to the locations we now call 'The Bozeman Trial'”, according to the release.

Denny's presentation will look beyond the divisions and conflict of Native and European experiences in the area and try to explore commonalities that “reveal a very human desire to understand our physical spaces as abstractions of emotion, belief and identity”.

Denny is an English instructor at Gillette College with an interest in western literature. He teaches Native American Literature in his classes.

The lecture is scheduled for 1-3 pm Sunday. Directions to Spear-O-Wigwam can be found at All lectures are free and open to the public.

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