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Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts Commemorates the 150-year Anniversary of the John Wesley Powell Expedition on May 18 in Kane County, Utah

May 2019 marks the 150year anniversary of John Wesley Powells famed 1869 expedition exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorTheThunderbirdFoundationfortheArtsampindex1ampmd55a727471b20861f2b06bd05b3aeeabe7 relnofollowThe Thunderbird Foundation for the Artsa housed in the historic Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mt Carmel Utah is celebrating this historic event and the impact that it had on the land and the people with a special event on May 18 2019 pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p The Museum that is positioned near key expedition sites currently displays 116 original albumen a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Finformation2Fevents2Fjackhillersutahtribes2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorphotographsampindex2ampmd5bed916b04a6bffcb37da573e493f520f relnofollowphotographsa taken by Jack Hillers during a second Powell expedition between 1872 and 1875 The rare images the result of a long association of mutual trust between Hillers Powell and the local Paiute Tribe depict native Americans in the region surrounding Powells base camp in Kanab Utah and nearby areas of Southern Utah Northern Arizona Southern Nevada and areas along the Wasatch Front p p To commemorate Powells explorations and the Paiute Indians who were instrumental in the success of John Wesley Powells expeditions Git er Done Books in a joint venture with The Thunderbird Foundation has published a new book written by Carol Ormond a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fthepeoplebookscomampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorE2809CThePeople3ATheMissingPieceofJohnWesleyPowell27sExpeditions2CAPhotographicHistoryoftheSouthernPaiuteTribesE2809Dampindex3ampmd596daade55995414564133a686ff651c9 relnofollowiThe People The Missing Piece of John Wesley Powells Expeditions A Photographic History of the Southern Paiute Tribesiai iThe book available for purchase on a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwamazoncom2FPeopleMissingWesleyPowellsExpeditions2Fdp2F16845489422Fref3Dsr1fkmrnull13Fkeywords3DThe2BPeople2Bby2BCarol2BOrmond26qid3D155381095226s3Dbooks26sr3D11fkmrnullampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorAmazon2CKindleampindex4ampmd500bf63b7bb2cfa20c6207c9171ce2510 relnofollowAmazon Kindlea and a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fthepeoplebookscom2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorhttp3A2F2Fthepeoplebookscom2Fampindex5ampmd557d2d8ce741700bae93df9529966f147 relnofollowhttpthepeoplebookscoma features the 116 rare photos that are only available for viewing at the Smithsonian in Washington DC and at the Maynard Dixon Museum in Utah p p We are so pleased to present our new commemorative book that shares these rare photos and the incredible story of how the Paiutes helped John Wesley Powell and his party survive in very inhospitable conditions said Paul Bingham executive director of The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts While both Powell and Hillers have been celebrated the Indians who contributed to their successes have been largely unknown and unrecognized Through this book we hope to honor the Paiutes who helped Powell and their descendants who live among us today This is an important story that needs to be told in schools and through local libraries p p Beginning at 11 am on May 18 2019 the public is invited to visit the Maynard Dixon Museum 2200 State St Mt Carmel Utah to see the rare photos featured in the new book Visitors can also enjoy lectures live music and other activities throughout the day A symposium and book signing with The People author Carol Ormond will take place at 1 pm at theb bOld Rock Church in Mt Carmel p p A private Powell Expedition Anniversary Reception from 69 pm at the museum will culminate the celebration and serve as the grand opening of A New Perspective a new exhibit of 37 vibrant a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Findexcfm2Fshop2Fproductlistcfm3Fcategory3D1226secondary3D103ampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchororiginalpaintingsampindex6ampmd525d98ab3b2da26e9a6ee2bca291c1afb relnofolloworiginal paintingsa by Robert Goldman highlighting important geographic landscapes of the Powell expedition A percentage of the sales of the book and the paintings will support The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts Tickets for the reception are available a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwweventbritecom2Fe2Frobertgoldmananewperspectiveprivatereceptiontickets5844757727723ticketsampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchoronlineampindex7ampmd59e660205beaf2b5b22c772c062357ce3 relnofollowonlinea p p For the latest information about The Thunderbird Foundations May 18 celebration visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Fampindex8ampmd5751073a64e8932aeff8b1299c1495e2b relnofollowhttpswwwthunderbirdfoundationcoma To learn more about the many related events and activities taking place in Kane County Utah in May visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwvisitsouthernutahcom2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Fwwwvisitsouthernutahcom2Fampindex9ampmd568e9c6919fb04aa25e93419f4cbb60c8 relnofollowhttpswwwvisitsouthernutahcoma p p bAbout The Thunderbird Foundationb p p The Thunderbird Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization Since 1999 The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts has been committed to preserving Maynard Dixons Utah property and educating the public about his contributions to American art through educational tours internships for working artists art workshops and day camps for people with special needs and a vigorous artist retreat program Gifts to The Foundation may be made in cash securities art real estate and other forms of personal property Naming and memorial giving opportunities are available as well Gifts may be made either unrestricted or directed specifically to the needs of The Foundation or goals of the donor Additionally deferred giving options are available which may provide significant income and tax benefits to the donors For information visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Fampesheet51967315ampnewsitemid20190410005280amplanenUSampanchorhttps3A2F2Fwwwthunderbirdfoundationcom2Fampindex10ampmd5adf304e6c9b8a0a25c4ef20c08bd5ae8 relnofollowhttpswwwthunderbirdfoundationcoma p p bAbout Kane Countyb p p Mt Carmel is located on Utahs historic Highway 89 in Kane County The area boasts lush green cottonwoods and majestic red mesas in a beautiful setting just 30 minutes from Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon For more information visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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