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  • Cane River NHA to host virtual Coffee and Conversation: The Red River Medicine Stone at Grand Ecore

    NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a virtual Coffee and Conversation lecture titled: The Red River Medicine Stone on July 25, 2020 at 10:00am.  
    When Anglos first encountered a large meteorite along the Red River that the Comanches and Taovayans revered as medicine, they believed it to be platinum and, subsequently, stole it. Join Robin Cole-Jett, the Red River Historian, at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center via Facebook Live to learn the history and legacy of the Medicine Stone, now housed at the Peabody Museum at Yale University.
    Robin Cole-Jett is a native Texan with deep roots in Louisiana, she has published the website, Red River Historian - the History of where the South meets the West, for twenty years. A holder of two master’s degrees with doctoral work in anthropology, she is also a community college history instructor, museum consultant, tour guide, and the author of five books. She has spoken previously about the "Great Red River Raft" and "Steamboats along the Red River" at the Grand Ecore Visitor's Center.

    The lecture is free and open to the public virtually on Cane River National Heritage Area’s Facebook on July 20, 2020 at 10:00am.

    Comanche Giving Arrows to the Medicine Rock
    Photo: George Catlin, Smithsonian