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‘Out of the Shadows’ PBS documentary screening highlights Idaho Native American historical images

October 22, 2019

POCATELLO – Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho Public Television and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Idaho State University’s Frazier Hall for a free public screening of Idaho Public Television's new documentary "Out of the Shadows."

Marcia Franklin, Idaho Public Television producer, brings the stories of two early 20th-century photographers, Benedicte Wrensted and Jane Gray, out of the shadows. These female photographers took images of Native Americans from Idaho and the film highlights descendants of those in the photos who discuss what the images mean to them. Viewers are also introduced to two modern day female indigenous photographers practicing their craft.

A reception featuring Franklin will immediately follow the screening at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and an exhibition created in conjunction with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

The exhibition highlights Wrensted and various historic styles of dress of the Shoshone and Bannock Peoples.

“The developers of the exhibition made an effort to retain ‘old style’ accessories and hairstyles,’” said Yvette Tuell, policy analyst for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

This event is sponsored by Idaho Public Television, Idaho Museum of Natural History, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

The IMNH has been serving Idaho since 1934. To learn more about the IMNH please visit imnh.isu.edu. For more information, call 208-282-3168.


Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.