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Crossroad Mural Speaker Series: The Arapaho Way
November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sara Wiles newest book, The Arapaho Way: Continuity and Change on the Wind River Reservation, will be released on Nov. 1st. Join the Lander Library Friends Association and the Fremont County Library for this engaging presentation and book signing with the author.
In The Arapaho Way, Wiles returns to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, whose people she so gracefully portrayed in words and photographs in Arapaho Journeys (2011). She continues her journey of discovery here, photographing the lives of contemporary Northern Arapaho people and listening to their stories that map the many roads to being Arapaho. In more than 100 pictures, taken over the course of thirty-five years, and Wiles’s accompanying essays, the history of individuals and their culture unfold, revealing a continuity, as well as breaks in the circle. -University of Oklahoma Press
About the author: Since 1973 Sara Wiles has worked on the Wind River Reservation, home of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes, as a student of anthropology, a social worker, consultant for language and culture projects, and photographer. Her first book of photographs of Northern Arapaho people, Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2011. In 2019, a second books of photographs and stories of Northern Arapaho people, The Arapaho Way, Continuity and Change on the Wind River Reservation was published, also by the University of Oklahoma Press.