Sitka Center to host presentation

Christina Burke

Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology will host a slideshow and talk on Monday, Nov. 23, by Christina Burke, curator of Native American Art for the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla. 

Burke will share her research on pictographs and other records of significant events in Lakota history, from outbreaks of infectious diseases like smallpox, measles and tuberculosis, to such environmental events as intensely cold winters (during which birds fell frozen from the sky) to meteor showers (in particular the Leonid meteor shower of Nov. 11-12, 1833) and even wildfires. 

The event is free to the public. Registration is required. Sign up at to receive a zoom link or watch on Facebook Live.


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