Library to host Chautauqua presentation |

Library to host Chautauqua presentation

Staff reports

The Douglas County Library invites the public to “Sarah Winnemucca: As Long as The Grass Shall Grow,” a Chautauqua presentation by Alexandra Voorhees.

Sarah Winnemucca was a pivotal and sometimes controversial figure in the 19th century history of the northern Nevada Paiute people. Although her family suffered and died at the hands of white settlers, she was an assimilationist, advocating white people’s ways and education for Native American children

Traveling the public lecture circuit from San Francisco to New York, Winnemucca spoke of the injustices suffered by the Paiutes at the hands of the Whites. Many of her experience are recounted in her book “Life Among the Paiutes.”

Voorhees, a veteran Chatauquan, will present Sarah Winnemucca to the public on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. in Minden Park. There is no admission charge. For more information call the Douglas County Public Library at 782-9841.

“Sarah Winnemucca: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow” is funded by the Nevada Humanities Committee and Douglas County Friends of the Library.