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Cooking for Sitting Bull

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr. Allen Tx
Allen, TX, Texas 75013

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Dakota Territory pioneer Elizabeth Dell was a friend of the Sioux. During certain battles Sitting Bull protected her. Elizabeth’s husband George had a peace pipe of Sitting Bull’s and the two men smoked it together on several occasions. One of Elizabeth’s prized possessions was a photo of Sitting Bull that the renowned Hunkpapa Sioux leader had signed for her.

Acclaimed food writer and historian Sharon Hudgins will recount the fascinating stories of her pioneer great grandmother Elizabeth Dell, a woman who also cooked for Sitting Bull, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at the Allen Public Library. 

Hudgins will share some of the recipes and will elaborate on her great grandmother’s evolving friendship with the Sioux. 

An award-winning author and journalist who has lived in 10 countries, Hudgins is a former university professor. She has also been a lecturer on numerous tours for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Viking Cruises, and other companies, including a recent cruise around the British Isles to the Scottish Highlands and the Shetland and Orkney Islands.  Sharon is the author of The Other Side of Russia: A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East, and T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks: Cooking with Two Texans in Siberia.

Can’t be there in person? The program will also be streamed live on ACTV. Find viewing options at Watch ACTV or view online at  ACTV.org or YouTube.com/AllenCityTV

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.


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