Posts Tagged ‘Clans’

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Gerzetich – Oneida Museum

Please close this window to return to previous page. My name is Josh Gerzetich and I’m the cultural educator here at Oneida Nation Museum, which means I’m in charge of all the educational programming. I write all the tours and all the presentations that are given. I’m in charge of giving most of them. So [...]

Luedtke – Oneida Museum

Please close this window to return to previous page. Welcome to the Oneida Nations Museum. My name is Sara Summers Luedtke and I am the assistant director and collections manager at the museum. We have an exhibit area on the first floor that visitors can go through as well as a gift shop. And outside [...]

Ojibwa Clan Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. NARRATOR The cultural identity of Ojibwa individuals was based on the clan of their father which was inherited at birth and remained until death. The clans, or dodems, were viewed as a gift from the Creator that originated in the spirit world and are represented by [...]

Tribal Enrollment

Tribes have the right to determine their own membership. These criteria for enrollment vary from tribe to tribe. In the Midwest, the criteria are based on descendancy, that is, descent from an individual on a particular roll, as well as, in some cases, blood quantum and/or residency of the applicant or his/her parents. Most tribes [...]

Low – Repatriation

Please close this window to return to previous page. We’ve been working with tribal employees, tribal council, to get the inventories that are required by NAGPRA for museums to provide to us, and to go through those, and to try to get ancestors returned to us when possible. Some of those have been formal repatriations. [...]

Nesper – The Meaning of Clans

Please close this window to return to previous page. Clanship among Ojibwa is probably, is becoming more important, I think, for people as an aspect of their social identity. I will hear people say things like, “I’m a Crane Clan member. I got my clan from my father.” When it is time for someone to [...]

Low – Potawatomi Clan Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. Before European contact, clan identity was important. And what I’ve been told from my elders is that the first thing that upon meeting a stranger, they want to know what clan you were from (Anishkadoden). And I was Turtle Clan, I am Turtle Clan. And that [...]

Hunting

Providing meat for their families was primarily the job of men, although women sometimes hunted small animals. Hunting methods, based on extensive knowledge of the habits of game animals, included shooting with a bow and arrow or gun and setting various kinds of traps. Hunters had different arrows for different kinds of game: small ones [...]

How We Know

Scholars who have addressed the history of the repatriation movement focus on why Americans treated Native remains and objects the way they did. American collecting of these objects, they argue, should be understood as a form of “nation building,” in which Americans came to view the dead bodies of Indians as trophies. In Europe, displaying [...]