Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts Commemorates the 150-year Anniversary of the John Wesley Powell Expedition on May 18 in Kane County, Utah | 4/10/2019 | Staff
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MT. CARMEL, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2019 marks the 150-year anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s famed 1869 expedition exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers. The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, housed in the historic Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mt. Carmel, Utah, is celebrating this historic event and the impact that it had on the land and the people with a special event on May 18, 2019.

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts celebrates the 150-year anniversary of the John Wesley Powell expeditions with a new book, new art, and a special event May 18, in Kane County, UT.

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The Museum that is positioned near key expedition sites currently displays 116 original albumen photographs taken by Jack Hillers during a second Powell expedition between 1872 and 1875. The rare images, the result of a long association of mutual trust between Hillers, Powell and the local Paiute Tribe, depict native Americans in the region surrounding Powell’s base camp in Kanab, Utah, and nearby areas of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Southern Nevada and areas along the Wasatch Front.

To commemorate Powell’s explorations and the Paiute Indians who were instrumental in the success of John Wesley Powell’s expeditions, Git ‘er Done Books, in a joint venture with The Thunderbird Foundation, has published a new book written by Carol Ormond, “The People: The Missing Piece of John Wesley Powell’s Expeditions, A Photographic History of the Southern Paiute Tribes”. The book, available for purchase on Amazon, Kindle and, features the 116 rare photos that are only available for viewing at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and at the Maynard Dixon Museum in Utah.

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“We are so pleased to present our new commemorative book that shares these rare photos and the incredible story of how the Paiutes helped John Wesley Powell and his party survive in very inhospitable conditions,” said Paul...
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