Films on Thursdays: Seth Eastman-Painting the Dakota
Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter
This is a story of art crossing the boundaries of culture and time. Learn about artist and military officer Seth Eastman’s life and the traditions of the Dakota he depicted, through Eastman’s artwork, essays, and interviews with Dakota elders. Eastman was a soldier who spent many years in the American west, particularly working as an artist to document Native Americas for the U.S. government and for private purposes. In the 1840s, he was the commander at Fort Snelling and was accompanied by his wife, Mary Henderson
Eastman. Eastman and Mary were very sympathetic to the Indians and they took great pains to learn their language and customs, making his images some of the most accurate and interesting of the nineteenth century. Not Rated, Runtime 60 min.
After the film, visit the Treaty Site History Center display of Seth Eastman prints