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“Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout”

April 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mike Burns

This free presentation will be given by Gregory McNamee and sponsored by the nonprofit Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary (PGMA) at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 7:30-9 pm.** Mike Burns lived a long life in two worlds. Born in about 1862 into the Kwevkepaya (Yavapai) people, he was taken prisoner by U.S. soldiers after his family was massacred at a place called Skeleton Cave. He lived for years as something between a captive and a servant until joining the Indian Scouts, riding against Sitting Bull after the Battle of Little Bighorn and Geronimo in the Apache Wars. As editor of Burns’s memoir The Only One Living to Tell, McNamee recounts Burns’s life in the context of nineteenth-century Arizona history in this presentation. His book will also be available for purchase at the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome.
** This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event, however, Old Pueblo members can attend PGMA functions at PGMA‘s member-discount rates, and vice-versa. For details contact Pueblo Grande Museum at 602-495-0901 or pueblo.grande.museum.pks@phoenix.gov.


April 6, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pueblo Grande Museum


Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ United States
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