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Apsáalooke Women and Warriors
December 8, 2022 @ 10:00am
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 31, 2022
May 28 – December 31, 2022
The Apsáalooke people of the Northern Plains are known for their bravery, artistry, and extravagance. Celebrate the prominence of women, daring feats in battle, unparalleled horsemanship, and innovative beadwork. Alongside historical war shields and regalia, contemporary Native American art highlights how this bravery and artistry is alive today.
Apsáalooke Women and Warriors explores the history, values, and beliefs of this Native American community known for their horsemanship, artistic pursuits, and matriarchal ways of life, and honors the tradition of “counting coup” – performing acts of bravery. Visitors will learn about Apsáalooke origins, cultural worldviews, and the powerful roles that both women and warriors hold in the community through a unique mix of traditional objects and contemporary Native American pieces from the perspective of guest curator Nina Sanders.
Museum of the Rockies is honored to be the first museum in the world to host Apsáalooke Women and Warriors outside of the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
The exhibition is jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Museum of the Rockies is a guest on the ancestral lands of the Apsáalooke, Tséstho’e, and Séliš peoples
The museum is open year-round except for five days. MOR will be closed on Jan. 1, Oct. 12–13, Nov. 24, and Dec. 25. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on December 24. Days that the museum is open and hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.