Captivating Conversations: Indigenous Peoples at the Idaho Territorial Prison
Join local historian and Old Idaho Penitentiary interpreter Monica Lange for a presentation on highlighting fifteen people incarcerated during the Territorial Prison period, from 1864-1890, providing historical context to the unique experiences of each one.
Traditional lifeways of tribal peoples were forever altered by the westward expansion of Euro-Americans and policies of the United States and Idaho Territorial Governments. Despite the pressures and conflicts faced by local tribes, brought on by these rapid changes, they persevered, with their reservations becoming wellsprings of conservation, cultural, and economic benefit to Idaho.
Monica Lange is a historian with the Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site in Boise, Idaho. She is passionate about history emphasizing ethnic and refugee studies, human rights, and labor in America. Public education, through research and guided tours, are her particular focus at the penitentiary.
This event is FREE. Pre-register online, or arrive at the Old Idaho Penitentiary by 6:30 pm on Friday, May 20, 2022.
Event: Friday, May 20, 2022. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Site closes at 8:00 pm. Complimentary snacks and beverages provided.
“Captivating Conversations” is an ongoing lecture series, hosted by the Old Idaho Penitentiary and featuring a variety of guest speakers and topics ranging from the history of the Idaho State Penitentiary to the issues facing correctional institutions today.