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Dan L. Flores is Pilster Lecture Speaker

Dan Louie Flores is an American historian who specializes in cultural and environmental studies of the American West.

The Pilster Great Plains Lecture series , sponsored by the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. on the CSC campus.

Flores will discuss the natural world, his place and experiences in it and people's fateful impact on it, including the drought.

Environmental history is the study of human interaction with the natural world over time. In contrast to other historical disciplines, it emphasizes the active role nature plays in influencing human affairs. Environmental historians study how humans both shape their environment and are shaped by it.

Drought, Water and the Environment in Sandoz Country

The 2013 Mari Sandoz Conference will be held on the Chadron State College campus on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The theme is “Drought and Climate in Mari Sandoz Country.”

Pilster speaker, Dan Flores, will host a round table discussion and the speakers confirmed will address various subjects regarding the Plains and drought. Check back for a detailed schedule for the day-long program, Registration is available here.

Author Mari Sandoz

“Some saw it as a great sea caught and held forever in a spell and were afraid. Yet here and there were a few sensitive to the tans and mauves of the strange rhythmic hills that crowded away into the hazy horizon.”
— Old Jules by Mari Sandoz