Historian to dramatize Civil War story during Sept. 28 60+ session

Historian David Clapsaddle of Larned will present at the next Tabor College Learning in Retirement Program, a dramatic first-person account of a Union soldier whose wife and son were captured by Cheyenne Indians.

The presentation, titled ?A Visit with Richard Blinn,? will be at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept 28, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Clapsaddle has developed a repertoire of talks and impersonations to help audiences visualize the Santa Fe Trail from the perspective of Native Americans.

Among other engagements, he presented a first-person interpretation of George Bent at the local Cottonwood Crossing Chapter meeting in 2001. He also spoke at the national Santa Fe Trail Symposium in McPherson in 2005.

A retired coordinator of research and training at Larned State Hospital, Clapsaddle also has written many articles and books on the Trans-Mississippi West. He earned his doctorate in adult education from Kansas State University, and held faculty positions at Wichita State University and the University of Montana at Missoula.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retire?ment programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple).

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