Film: Native America: Cities of the Sky
- Event Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
- Cost: Free Admission
Join Illinois Public Media for a free screening of a very special episode of Native America—PBS’ new 4-part series exploring the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First Peoples, 15,000 years ago.
This includes incredible revelations outside present-day St. Louis, Missouri where 10,000 people came there to build massive earthwork pyramids into a city now known as Cahokia. The reasons behind its emergence have remained a mystery—but new evidence, including shocking discoveries of human sacrifice, are now leading scientists to look to the sky.
Native America: Cities of the Sky features University of Illinois anthropologists Dr. Timothy Pauketat and Dr. Kristin Hedman, along with other research being done around Cahokia.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including:
- Elizabeth Sutton–Director Spurlock Museum
- Nichole Boyd–Director of Native American House
- Lauren Kirby–President of Native American & Indigenous Student Organization–U of I
- Gio Guerra-Perez–Asst. Chancellor for Diversity
- Lisa Lucero–Professor, Department of Anthropology
Be sure to visit during normal business hours to explore the exhibit: Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld. The exhibit features flint clay figures and ceramic pottery from the Cahokia region.Add Event to CalendarAdd to Calendar