It is a Good Day to (Re)Live Little Big Man:
The Movie and 50 Years of Changing Perspectives
about Indian Wars in the American West

Little Big Man Symposium Schedule, June 19-21, 2023

Day 1 – Morning Lectures (at Hardin Middle School and film at Center Cinema) (8:30 - 12) [3½ hours]

Day 1 – Afternoon Lectures (at Hardin Middle School) (1:30 – 5) [3½ hours]

Day 2 – Morning Lectures (at Hardin Middle School) (8:30 - 12) [3½ hours]

Day 2 – Afternoon Field Trip: Medicine Tail Coulee (2:30 - 4:30) [2 hours]

Day 3 – Morning Lectures (at Hardin Middle School) (8:30 - 12:30) [3 hours 15 minutes]

Day 3 – Afternoon Lectures and Panels (at Hardin Middle School) (2 - 5) [3 hours]

[15 minute breaks in between lectures]

Day 1 is comprised of the film screening and the context of the 19th and 20th centuries including the actual history in 1876, the book Little Big Man, the 1960s and 70s, the myths, public memory and symbolism and the movies – thus, the significance of the movie.

Day 2 is comprised of Native perspectives and experiences about the movie and its making.

Day 3 is comprised of a mix of both—the making of the movie and the experiences of the Crows and the stars, selected scenes, Indians in the movies, and the perspectives of Crow and Cheyenne youth.