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Nov. 12, 2007 - Amy Mossett, Sacagawea scholar, to speak at Hastings College
Amy Mossett, a Sacagawea scholar, will speak at Hastings College, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C. She will address “Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.”
The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Native American Heritage Month activities.
Mossett is a nationally recognized scholar, consultant and advisor on the life and legends of Sacagawea, the famed Indian guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For 20 years, she has researched the oral and written histories of the expedition, and Sacagawea’s role.
Time magazine’s special issue on Lewis and Clark described Mossett as “the nation’s foremost Sacagawea impressionist.”
In 2003, Mossett spoke at a reception in Washington, D.C., following the dedication of the Sacagawea statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. In 2001, she was one of two honorees who accepted a military citation from President Bill Clinton, as he conferred honorary sergeant status to Sacagawea.
Mossett has been interviewed for numerous local, national and international television and radio programs featuring Sacagawea, tribal involvement in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, as well as the history and culture of the Mandan and Hidatsa societies.
A member of the Mandan/Hidatsa, Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota, Mossett resides near Twin Buttes, N.D. She received a bachelor’s degree at Minot State University and a master’s degree at the University of North Dakota.
For more information, contact Lou Pratters, Hastings College adjunct instructor of education, at (402) 461-7747.