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April 10 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City 2013

"Colter's Run"

presented by author Conger "Tony" Beasleyjohncolter

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

6 p.m. Social Hour
7 p.m. Presentation
At  Hickok's Grill
528 Walnut St. - Kansas City, MO (in the River Market)

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Presentation is FREE!

Please support our partner by coming early for dinner and drinks at this great local establishment! Happy Hour till 7:00

John Colter was a key member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He left the Expedition on its return trip to guide fur trappers. On this journey he was credited with discovering the area that became Yellowstone National Park (it was originally called "Colter's Hell"). He was later was captured by Blackfoot warriors. Stripped and told to run, he was the target of a “human hunt.”

Conger “Tony” Beasley will read from his latest work "Colter's Run" and discuss the legacy of Colter, who later settled near New Haven, MO, on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.

painting on right copyright Gerry Metz.

Conger Beasley, a long time Missouri River enthusiast, lives in St. Joseph, Missouri and is the author of many books and essays including:
Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual
We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee

above - "John Colter explores Yellowstone" - painting by Gerry Metz.
Purchase and explore Metz' paintings at his website.

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