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Object of the MonthNovember 1864

Is this a depiction of the Sand Creek Massacre? A view of U. S. cavalry advancing on a Cheyenne village by Bear’s Heart, 1877.

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Building Closed: Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, 27 November 2014

Notice: Exhibition Galleries Open
Friday, 28 November 2014 to Saturday, 29 November 2014

Library Closed: Thanksgiving
Friday, 28 November 2014 to Saturday, 29 November 2014

Notice: Exhibition Galleries Open
Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Events

Immigration and Urban History Seminar

"Greetings from the Levee!": Labor and Leisure on the Streets and Docks of Postbellum New Orleans

5:15PM Tuesday, 25 November 2014
MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 29 November 2014
Early American History Seminar

Threads that Bind: Irish Linens, Immigration, and the Consumer Atlantic World

5:15PM Tuesday, 2 December 2014

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