Fort Casper Displays Photos From Reservation
Fort Caspar Museum announces a new exhibit for summer: Arapaho Journeys: Photographs from the Wind River Reservation. It will be on view through August 5, 2012. The exhibit contains the photographs of Sara Wiles, who has worked for almost forty years on the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes. In addition to photographing the people, Wiles has been involved with the Northern Arapaho community as a student of anthropology, as a social worker, and as a consultant on language and cultural projects.
Wiles, who currently lives in Lander, WY, won the Wyoming Governor’s Art Award in 2000 for her photographic work and for her many years of service. In 2011, an exhibit of her photos of the Northern Arapaho people entitled Arapaho Journeys: Photographs from the Wind River Reservation was hosted by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. A beautiful hardcover book by the same name includes photographs and stories about individuals and events from the Wind River Reservation (University of Oklahoma Press, 2011). Fort Caspar Museum’s exhibit features images from Wiles’ book, which is available for sale at the Museum’s gift shop for $34.95.
For more information, please contact the Museum at 235-8462 or check the Fort Caspar Museum website HERE. The Museum is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily in June, July, and August. Admission fees are: Adults are $3.00; Teens (13 to 18 years) are $2.00; and Children 12 & under are free. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper, WY.