COLUMBIA — The Fourth of July prompts many people to think about American identity, but for some, that identity has roots reaching back further than 1776.
Sydney Pursel, an art student at MU and member of the Ioway tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, is one of those people. Pursel said she spent a big part of Independence Day sewing together a cover for a tepee that she put up in her yard with fellow MU artist Justin Rodier.
Justin Rodier and Sydney Pursel set up a tepee in their yard on Monday. The couple, both art majors at MU, will be using the tepee as a portable art gallery during their month-long road trip across the western United States starting Tuesday.
The tepee will serve as a movable art gallery during the couple’s month-long voyage across the American West, designed to promote their art.
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