Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Donovin Sprague: A Lakota Winter Count – NWCCD
Donovin Sprague Lecture

Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Donovin Sprague: A Lakota Winter Count

Please join us for a Thickman Faculty Lecture by Donovin Sprague on Thursday, April 11, at 6pm in Room W235 in the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Refreshments will be available after the lecture. Free and open to the public

Titled “A Lakota Winter Count,” Mr. Sprague will share the importance of the yearly historical recording of the winter buffalo count as it pertains to the Plains Indians.  Donovin, a Lakota tribal historian and archivist, recently discovered an undocumented winter count which was recorded by his great, great grandfather.  He will describe the winter count drawings and stories recorded on buffalo or deer hides.

Donovin Sprague serves as history faculty at Sheridan College.  He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe as well as Minnicoujou Lakota and part Cheyenne. He has taught at Black Hills State University and worked at University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Wyoming, and Oglala Lakota College. Donovin is an author of ten books and has presented at major universities, museums and cultural centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, including Culver Military Academies, Notre Dame and Purdue in Indiana.

 The Thickman Faculty Lecture Series is hosted by the Sheridan College Foundation and is funded by the Thickman Lecture Endowment.

Sheridan College is located at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan. For more information about this or upcoming lectures, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 307-675-0700.


Apr 11 2024


6:00 pm


Whitney, W-235

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