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Thursday, July 3rd

  • Tent raising, Spearfish City Park, 2 p.m. Everyone welcome and volunteers needed.

Friday, July 4th

  • Fourth of July parade float
  • Local entertainment: TBA, 5:30 p.m.     
  • An evening with Jeffrey E. Smith & William Clark, 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 5th

  • Brunch with Chautauquans, Jacket Legacy Room of the Student Union, 9 a.m.    
  • Workshop - Charles E. Pace (York) discusses “The Corps of Discovery and the Roots of American Cultural Diplomacy, ” Jacket Legacy Room of the Student Union, 10 a.m.
  • Children’s workshop, 1 p.m.
  • Children’s workshop, 2 p.m.
  • Local Entertainment: TBA, 5:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with Jerome Kills Small & Tecumse, at the tent, 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 6th

  • Workshop - Jerome Kills Small (Tecumseh) discusses “Native American Patriotism in Stories and Song,” at neighboring community, 1 p.m.
  • Children’s workshop - Selene Phillips (Sacagawea) invites children five and older to listen to a story about her little baby boy, hear about ways the first Americans communicated with each other and tell and record their own story by painting it on a t-shirt, East Elementary School, 2 p.m.
  • Local Entertainment: TBA, 5:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with Charles Everett Pace & York, at the tent, 6 p.m.  

Monday, July 7th 

  • Workshop - Kris Runberg Smith shares the “Life and Times of Dolley Madison” Location to be announced, 10 a.m.
  • Luncheon with Chautauquans, High Plains Heritage Center, Noon
  • Workshop - Selene Phillips (Sacagawea) presents “Native American Communication: From Petroglyphs to the Cherokee Phoenix and News from Indian Country Today,” location TBA, 1 p.m.     
  • Children’s workshop - Jeffrey E. Smith with Lewis and Clark Grossology.  What if you had joined the Corps of Discovery?  Do you know what all you would have eaten – and how to fix it?  Or how to use bear grease? Or what to do about all those mosquitoes?  This program filled with icky stuff and gross topics will give youngsters a greater insight into the daily lives of the members of the Corps of Discovery by investigating the other things they discovered along the way, 2 p.m.
  • Local Entertainment: TBA, 5:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with D. Jerome Tweton, John Jacob Astor, at the tent, 6 p.m.     

Tuesday, July 8th

  • Workshop - Jerome Kills Small (Tecumseh) discusses “Native American Patriotism in Stories and Song,” location TBA, 10 a.m.     
  • Workshop - Jerry Tweton with John Jacob Astor versus The Historians – The writers of history do not agree in their interpretation of Astor and his place in history.  The workshop explores the various views on Astor and discusses how historians, studying the same documents, can reach different conclusions. 1 p.m.   
  • Children’s workshop, 2 p.m.
  • Local entertainment: TBA, 5:30 p.m.     
  • An Evening with Selene Phillips & Sacagawea, at the tent, 6 p.m.  
  • Community helps pack up tent and chairs, 9:30 p.m.

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