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CWS Exhibit Features Historic Photos of Native Americans

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SIOUX FALLS – Historic photos of Native Americans taken from 1895-1905 on the Crow Creek Reservation are the latest exhibit at Augustana College’s Center for Western Studies.  The exhibit is in conjunction with the release of Impressions of Tribal Life, a book published by Eastman Kodak Company using advanced digital press technology. 

The images, taken from glass-plate negatives, are part of the Rev. Ambrose Mattingly Collection of Photographs from Blue Cloud Abbey’s American Indian Culture Research Center.  The framed enlargements were made by USGS EROS Data Center and are part of the Center for Western Studies’ permanent collection. 

The book was printed under the direction of Jeffrey Hayzlett of Sioux Falls, who is chief business development officer and vice president, chairman’s office, of Eastman Kodak Co.  Hayzlett is a 1983 Augustana College graduate and serves on the Center for Western Studies’ National Advisory Council.  The books are available at the Center for $19.95 each.

A reception, gallery talk, and book signing are scheduled for Thursday, January 10, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  The gallery talk by Dr. Harry F. Thompson, director of research collections and publications at CWS, and Dr. Herbert Hoover, professor emeritus of history at the University of South Dakota, will be at 5:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit will be on display in the Madsen, Nelson and Elmen galleries at the Center through February 29, 2008. 

Permanent exhibits at the Center include the “Fantle Scandinavian Exhibit,” “The Froiland Plains Indian Exhibit,” and the “Jim Savage Woodcarving Studio and Exhibit.” 

The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2201 S. Summit Ave., on the campus of Augustana College.  Hours are 8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturdays.  The Center is closed holidays.   Call (605) 274-4007 for more information –