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Mingle & Muse with Museum Curator, Christina Burke

Join us via Zoom on November 23 at 4PM PST/7PM EST

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Mingle & Muse Talk with Museum Curator, Christina Burke

Indigenous Histories: Community & Environmental Health In Lakota Winter Counts

Christina Burke, Curator of Native American Art for the Philbrook Museum of Art, will share her research on pictographs and other records of significant events in Lakota history, from outbreaks of infectious diseases like smallpox, measles and TB to such environmental events as intensely cold winters (during which birds fell frozen from the sky) to meteor showers (in particular the Leonid meteor shower of Nov. 11-12, 1833) and even wildfires. Please save the date now and watch for more information about this special event.

About Christina Burke:

Christina Burke is a museum curator who focuses on Native American artistic traditions and their contemporary expressions. For more than 30 years she has worked at institutions from the Smithsonian in Washington, DC to Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on various collaborative projects with Indigenous people from developing Native language curriculum materials to museum collections research and exhibition development.

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