Little Big Horn professor to give presentation at archaeological society dinner
Date posted: April 1, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
Following dinner — about 7:15 p.m. — Dr. Timothy McCleary, professor of anthropology at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont., will give a presentation on Crow and Shoshoni historic rock art.
Crow and Shoshoni peoples have shared the Bighorn Basin and Wind River country of Wyoming since the 1400s. The relationship has often been one of conflict marked by brief periods of peace. Through time the two peoples shared not only territory but also ideas and concepts.
Concepts from Shoshoni culture that integrated into historic and contemporary Crow society will be examined.
The concepts which Crow people gathered from Shoshonis show connections to the landscape and were often reflected in the production and use of petroglyph and pictograph sites.
The relationships of sacred-cultural concepts to petroglyph and pictograph site use have endured.
McCleary received his doctorate in anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Through his studies he has examined various aspects of the historic and contemporary culture of the Apsáalooke, or Crow, Indians of Montana.