The Crisp-Ellert Museum on campus of Flagler College has opened "Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay," exploring the interment of hundreds of Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho and Caddo peoples in the Castillo de San Marcos, known then as Fort Marion.
As the United States pushed west and Americans sought new land to settle on, the people who lived there were displaced and pushed into reservation systems. Some of the people who fought back were rounded up and shipped East to St. Augustine and imprisoned in the old Spanish fort.
|Trail of many Native Americans who were shipped to Fort Marion.|
|Some of the original ledger drawings on display, courtesy of the National Park Service.|
|Photographs of the internment on display, courtesy of St. Augustine Historical Society.|
|Opening statement from the curators.|
|Artwork on display.|
|Interactive art! Take one! Never again stamps.|
For more information, check out the Crisp-Ellert website.