Tribal Perspectives on the Anzick Discovery, Research, and Repatriation

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is hosting a program entitled Tribal Perspectives on the Anzick Discovery, Research, and Repatriation. The program is presented by Dr. Shane Doyle, a Crow Tribal member and historian, on Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM at Park High School, McLeod Island, in Livingston. The museum is also sponsoring the program in Wilsall on August 7 at 6:30 PM at the Wilsall Dance Hall, 105 Clark Street.

Doyle discusses the ongoing story of an ancient tragedy that unfolded 12,600 years ago. In 1968 contractors discovered the burial site of a young boy near present-day Wilsall, Montana; recent DNA analysis in Denmark revealed that the boy is an ancestor to most American Indians.

Doyle serves as a tribal liaison in a recent collaborative effort with Dr. Eske Willerslev and the Center for Geogenetics, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He visited Copenhagen twice in the past year and will accompany five tribal representatives to the genetics lab in October 2014.

Doyle grew up in Crow Agency, Montana and is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe. He attended school there and also at Montana State University-Bozeman, completing a BS in Elementary Education, an MS in Native American Studies, and an EdD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. Doyle is an adjunct professor at MSU in both the Native American Studies and Education Department. He also works as an education and cultural consultant for numerous schools and groups, including the Smithsonian, Montana Office of Public Instruction, and the National Park Service.

Doyle has given several well-received Indian Education for All presentations to Livingston students and their parents—a Yellowstone Gateway Museum and East Side School collaborative program.

Doyle and his wife, also a doctor of education, have five children, 16 months to 10 years of age.

Refreshments are provided. Suggested donation is $3.