Two Nations, One Reservation
“Two Nations One Reservation”
Coming Soon to a School or Library Near You!
These small pop-up exhibits introduce the story of the treaties, laws, events and people that shaped the history of the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) in central Wyoming will soon be arriving at every school district and every library system in Wyoming. School superintendents and county librarians responding to the initial invitation are receiving additional copies to move between districts, schools, or branches.
In response to the 2017 “Indian Education for All” Act, Wyoming Humanities raised funds for projects to increase awareness about American Indian history and culture in Wyoming. Research quickly made it clear there are many other projects supporting the Indian Education for All Legislation already underway across the state. To avoid repetition, collaborate on promotion and share work we reached out to organizations and scholars involved in these other projects.
Warehouse 21 of Cheyenne was hired by Wyoming Humanities to use information from the first draft of the chronological summary and comments provided by participants to developed and design the exhibit. Final content reviews for the exhibit and guides were approved in July. The exhibit is being unveiled at the Indian Education conference August 8th and 9th at St. Stephens on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Our collaboration with and financial support for other groups and individuals working to provide materials meeting the unfunded mandate of the Indian Education for All legislation is bringing important educational opportunities to Wyoming citizens and visitors. One hundred twenty-five copies of the Two Nations, One Reservation exhibit kiosks, valued at over $1500 each, are being provided and shipped free of charge to every school district, library system, community college, and some other relevant organizations in Wyoming. The exhibits become permanent components of Wyoming’s cultural and educational network.