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Brown Bag Film
May 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
12:15 pm at the Muskegon Museum of Art
A series showcasing documentaries on American history
We Shall Remain: Part 2 – Tecumseh’s Vision
In the spring of 1805, Tenskwatawa, a Shawnee, fell into a trance so deep that those around him believed he had died. When he finally stirred, the young prophet claimed to have met the Master of Life. He told those who crowded around to listen that the Indians were in dire straits because they had adopted white culture and rejected traditional spiritual ways. For several years Tenskwatawa’s spiritual revival movement drew thousands of adherents from tribes across the Midwest. His elder brother, Tecumseh, would harness the energies of that renewal to create an unprecedented military and political confederacy of often antagonistic tribes, all committed to stopping white westward expansion. The brothers came closer than anyone since to creating an Indian nation that would exist alongside and separate from the United States. The dream of an independent Indian state may have died at the Battle of the Thames, when Tecumseh was killed fighting alongside his British allies, but the great Shawnee warrior would live on as a potent symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity.
The MMA’s Brown Bag series will offer films related to The North American Indian on 2nd and 4th Thursdays during the run of the exhibition. Additional special screenings may be scheduled through run of exhibition. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be provided during each show. Film admission is free. Paid admission is required to visit Museum galleries.
Underwritten by MMA Education Partner