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Honoring the Historic Footprint of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Warriors at Fort Marion, 1875-1878

November 16-17, 2022

Flagler College and the National Park Service, with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will collaborate on a program of special events to remember and honor the Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) from 1875-1878. The events will feature memorial ceremonies, remembrances, and educational sessions.

Educational Sessions

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ringhaver Student Center, Virginia Room, 50 Sevilla Street

Sessions will address the history of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the long-lasting impacts and intergenerational trauma of imprisonments and assimilation efforts, Native American prisoner of war burials in St. Augustine, and the importance and impact of art in recording and preserving Tribal heritage. Presenters will include Reggie Wasana, Governor; Norene Starr, Special Projects Manager; Max Bear, Director Historic Preservation Office; Denny MedicineBird; and Gordon Yellowman, Director of Language and Cultural Programs of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

Keynote Address

Dorothy FireCloud, National Park Service, Native American Affairs Liaison

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street


For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection upon entrance.

  • NO Audio or Video Recording Equipment
  • NO Backpacks or Drawstring Bags
  • NO Bags Exceeding 12” x 12”
  • NO Cameras with Detachable Lenses
  • NO Illegal Drugs
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  • NO Pets: Service Animals Allowed
  • NO Weapons of Any Kind: Pocket Knives, Firearms, Mace, Pepper Spray, Tasers, etc.
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