Jerome A. Greene, noted researcher and writer of American Indian, American West, and Western Military history, will give a presentation on Wounded Knee, 1890 Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room on the Black Hills State University campus.
Greene has authored over a dozen books on various aspects of 19th century Indian-White engagements, with emphasis on the Great Sioux War of 1876-77. His titles include Slim Buttes, 1876: An Episode of the Great Sioux War, Lakota and Cheyenne: Indian Views of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877, Yellowstone Command: Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877, and Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892. In this presentation, Greene will do readings from his recently completed manuscript about Wounded Knee, and he will discuss various topics related to the massacre.
Greene is a 1968 history education graduate of Black Hills State University, and he comes to campus as part of homecoming festivities. Greene is being honored by the BHSU Alumni Association as the 2012 Special Achievement Alumni Award recipient during the annual Alumni Awards luncheon. After graduating from BHSU, Greene received a master’s degree from the University of South Dakota, and went on to a distinguished career in the National Park Service. During his nearly 40 years with the federal government, he carried the title of historian, research historian, and senior historian, working on a number of projects, such as a special reconnaissance study of Indian-U.S. Army Battlefields of the Northern Plains for the American Battlefield Protection Program.
Greene’s Wounded Knee presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation, and Greene will be available to autograph books. The Black Hills State University Bookstore will have select titles of Greene’s books available for sale. This program is sponsored by the Case Library for Western Historical Studies and the BHSU Alumni Office. For further information contact Dr. David Wolff, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, at 642-6221 or at David.Wolff@BHSU.edu.