During the free Eat & Peek, Sibby LeBeau, great grandson of Sitting Bull, will share his life story.
Editor Note: Thanks to all that came to Eat & Peek today. We’ll get Sibby back when he is feeling better. Here is an excerpt of his presentation to the Hall County Nebraska Historical society.
Years ago life wasn’t easy for a Lakota American Indian.
During November’s Eat & Peek, Sibby LeBeau, great grandson of the Hunkapapa Souix leader Sitting Bull, will share his interesting and sometimes difficult life path of maintaining his cultural identity while living in the modern world.
Being taken from his home to go to boarding school and forced to abandon his native language, he has been facing many struggles as an American Indian. As a Tribal “Rememberer,” he works to pass along the customs and culture of his youth. LeBeau is also a World War II Veteran, serving in reconnaissance and underwater demolition roles and as a “code talker” during WWII.
LeBeau will share his story during Eat & Peek at Hastings Museum on Tuesday, November 8. Eat & Peek is free and open to the public, beginning promptly at 12:15 and concluding about 12:45 to accommodate those who attend during the lunch hour.
Held on the second Tuesday of each month, Eat & Peek is a monthly brown bag lunch series—and those attending are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Eat & Peek features local experts, including Museum staff, discussing the importance of selected artifacts or themes from the Museum’s collection. The program is always free and open to the public.
No reservations are required but seating is limited. For more information contact Visitor Services at 402-461-4629, option zero.
Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum in Hastings, Neb., is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a giant screen theatre and planetarium, the Museum houses dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats. It also chronicles the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains and how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success. For more, go to HastingsMuseum.org.