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Presenting A Realistic Look At “Cowboys and Indians”

Above a Virginia Beavert (left) and friends as young women in the Yakima Valley. 

Virginia Beavert and Sharon Glenn will present the historical program “Cowboys and Indians: Not Your Hollywood Version!” at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m.

The program is associated with the museum’s current exhibit, “Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts.”

Admission is free, and donations are encouraged.

Beavert, an elder of the Yakama tribe currently living in Toppenish, is a storyteller and collector of Yakama traditions. Glenn is a cowboy poet from the Yakima area. They will share episodes from their own experience of growing up in Indian or cowboy culture in eastern Washington, augmenting the program with Yakama legends and Glenn’s poetry. Audience participation is welcome.

The exhibit and five associated live programs at the museum are co-presented by Northwest Heritage Resources with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA (formerly Washington State Arts Commission), Humanities WA, Finlandia Foundation and Michigan State University. The museum is located at 127 S. Mission Street in Wenatchee.

For more information call us at (509) 888-6240.

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