The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University will host the annual Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first floor.
Phil Deloria, a professor of history and director of the program in American culture at the University of Michigan, will discuss “Reading Mount Rushmore.” Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Deloria has authored “Playing Indian” and “Indians in Unexpected Places.”
During the last 50 years, Mount Rushmore has become an iconic symbol of American nationalism, clustered together with monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and the obelisks, statues, walls and memorials of Washington, D.C.
Deloria will discuss how the monument can be “read” as a text, as well as the kinds of experiences and cultural meanings the memorial proposes to its visitors.
For more information, contact Susan Escalante at (801) 422-1320 or visit fhss.byu.edu/reddcent.
Writer: Brian Rust