Storyteller and Activist
How the Wild West was Spun
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Thomason’s story begins in 1887, eleven years after the battle of the Little Big Horn, when Buffalo Bill Cody brought his premiere of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” to Europe, cementing Cody as one of the most famous people of his day. His show, which he called “The Drama of Civilization,” attracted millions and affected perceptions of history to the present day.
This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Churchill Fund and the departments of English, anthropology & archaeology, sociology, history, American studies, and theatre & dance.