The history of September 26th. Today in 1874: Colonel Ranald Mackenzie’s cavalry attacks the Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne peoples in the Palo Duro Canyon in northern Texas. After forcing the Indians to retreat, the troopers storm through the canyon, burning tepees and destroying winter supplies.
By the end of the day Mackenzie’s forces will have rounded up and slaughtered more than a thousand ponies, leaving them for the buzzards. The Indians –scattered and on foot –are now easy prey for the mounted, white soldiers, who will methodically hunt them down and conduct them on a 200-mile forced march to Fort Sill.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
The public is invited to the art showcase Gems, featuring local artists’ interpretations of special people and places, and presented by the Northside Artists Group. An opening reception will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreational Center, 1625 Northport Drive, this coming Friday, September 28th, from 5-7pm. The show runs through November 18. For more information contact David at 442-6958.
Help raise funds to construct a primate sanctuary by participating in an online auction fundraiser during the month of September! Visit primatesincauction.com and bid on a variety of items donated by local artists and businesses. Proceeds will benefit Primates Incorporated, a local nonprofit organization raising funds to construct an enriching primate sanctuary in southern Wisconsin. Learn more at primatesinc.com.
Literacy Network offers free tutors and English as a Second Language, or ESL, classes to adults throughout Madison and Dane County. The Fall 2012 schedule for ESL classes is now available. Some classes require registration. All are offered free of charge. There is free childcare offered for some classes. In addition to classes and tutors, Literacy Network also offers a computer lab, lending library, and online resources for adult learners. For more info, visit litnetwork.org or call 244-3911.