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Texas Focus: What Was Ours


Join the Bullock for a FREE screening and conversation of What Was Ours as part of the Texas Focus film series, a cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative. 

Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds but also offers the possibility for healing. What Was Ours is the story of how a young journalist and a teenage powwow princess, both of the Arapaho tribe, traveled together with a Shoshone elder in search of missing artifacts in the vast archives of Chicago's Field Museum. There they re-discover ancestral objects, setting them on a journey to recover the history that has been lost, while inspiring hope for their community's legacy and heritage preservation.

After the screening there will be a Q&A session.

This program is part of the Museum's larger American Indian Heritage Day celebration.

This screening will be hosted at the Texas Spirit Theater in Austin Texas on September 28 2017 7 - 9pm.  A reception will occur before the screening at 6pm.

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