“From Daniel Boone To Black Elk”

 

“From Daniel Boone to Black Elk” at the State Historical Society of Missouri explores images reflecting the complex relationships between Native and European Americans from Boone’s era to the early 20th century. The section of the exhibit on Boone contains artwork that reflects his mythic status as a white frontiersman whose exploits on the western frontier sometimes brought him into conflict with Native Americans. In contrast, watercolor illustrations for John Neihardt’s book “Black Elk Speaks,” first published in 1932, represent the point of view of the Sioux artist Luther Standing Bear. Standing Bear’s paintings include images of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Wounded Knee Massacre. Free; 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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