2017 Pilster Great Plains Lecture

The 2017 Pilster Great Plains Lecture will be held on September 28, 2017 at 7:30pm at Chadron State College

Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)

"Nebraska Before It Was Nebraska"

The annual Pilster Great Plains Lecture series is presented by the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society and supported by the Esther and Raleigh Pilster Endowment. The mission of the lecture series is to bring speakers of national renown to the Chadron State College campus for the benefit of the college and residents of the high plains of Western Nebraska.

The 2017 lecture is scheduled for September 28th at 7:30pm at the Chadron State College Student Center. The lecture is always free to the public. A reception and book signing will be held following the lecture at the CSC Student Center. The 2017 Pilster Great Plains Lecture will be given by Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) who will present “Nebraska before it was Nebraska”.  Pawnees lived in the Loup and Platte River Valleys hundreds of years before Europeans arrived in North America, but they were removed from Nebraska in 1876.  The Echo-Hawk family is distinguished for its contributions to Pawnee Nation and the State of Oklahoma.  In that tradition, Walter Echo-Hawk is a noted attorney, author, and speaker with expertise in indigenous history, federal Indian law, and Native American cosmology.  For more information about our lecturer, please see: http://www.walterechohawk.com/.