Park Service Anthropologist to Discuss American Indians and the Constructed ‘Wilderness’ of Yellowstone, Feb. 14

Feb 06, 2012 | Stegner Center

On February 14, Rosemary Sucec, a cultural anthroploogist with the National Park Service, will deliver a Green Bag lecture titled “American Indians and the Constructed ‘Wilderness’ of  Yellowstone National Park.” The 12:15 lecture, to be held in room 106, is free and open to the public.  One hour CLE is available and a light lunch wlll be provided for attendees.

As one of 20 cultural anthropologists in the National Park Service (NPS), Rosemary Sucec works with cultural communities whose associations with national parks precede that of the federal government. She gathers data and assists with developing programs, policies and guidelines to help land managers identify and protect culturally significant resources to traditionally associated peoples such as American Indians, cattle ranchers and Latter-day Saints.  As an NPS employee, she worked in the Denver Regional Office (RO), in Yellowstone National Park (YELL), and is now located at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Rainbow Bridge National Monument (GLCA). At the RO, she assisted parks from the Northern Rockies to the Colorado Plateau in consulting with American Indian tribes; at Yellowstone, she served as the cultural anthropologist/tribal liaison for eight years; and at GLCA she directs the program that oversees all cultural resources associated with the Utah canyons along the Colorado River/Lake Powell corridor, as well as those along the relict stretch of Glen Canyon below the Glen Canyon Dam.