Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Lurie – Powwow Exhibit

Please close this window to return to previous page. The basic idea is that it was to be the introduction to a revision of the whole North American Indian wing. And we started out with today to make sure that people realize, as the Indian people put it, “we’re still here and we plan to [...]

Lurie – New Exhibit

Please close this window to return to previous page. My name is Nancy Oestreich Lurie, and from 1972 to 1993 I was head of the Anthropology Department here at the museum. And the exhibit that you see behind me was my swan song. I was the chair of the committee that created the exhibit, and [...]

Federal and State Recognition

From the time of the establishment of the United States to 1871, the federal government recognized tribes when they signed treaties with them. The U. S. acknowledged that the group that was party to the treaty was a tribe and that the tribe was entitled to protection and support in the form of economic, educational, [...]

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 [...]

1851 Treaty

Please close this window to return to previous page. [Man speaking Dakota] Narrator: 1862. In the midst of the Civil War, newspapers north and south reported of a terrible Indian massacre in the remote state of Minnesota, of families, women and children, murdered in their homes. For years White settlers told stories of the “red [...]

DeMallie – Christianity and Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. In the 1830s, the first resident Christian missionaries arrived among the Dakota. They understood their mission to be one of bringing the word of God to the Dakota people and the question was what was the most effective way of doing it. And as they arrived [...]

Low – Casino Opening

Please close this window to return to previous page. Even prior to 1994 and federal recognition we were approached by lobbying groups and other financiers that were interested in funding our efforts in getting federal recognition. The clear objective, I think, was that they were hoping they would have a leg up. Then if we [...]

Menominee Restoration

Please close this window to return to previous page. Dr. Verna Fowler, Menominee: You can see why the restoration movement gained momentum so fast and why so many of the Indians, as Joan mentioned, were in Chicago or Milwaukee could readily relate to what was happening on the reservation and could see the need for [...]

AIM

Please close this window to return to previous page. DR. RICK ST. GERMAIN (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwa, WI) There was the American Indian Civil Rights Movement underway. And every time we’d hear about Alcatraz, the occupation, it would excite the young people. But I know it just discouraged the heck out of our [...]

Dakota Artisans

Please close this window to return to previous page. Robbie Robertson: Trickling back from South Dakota and Nebraska, a handful of families formed the nucleus of the Birch-Cooley settlement at a place they called Cansayapi—“They paint the trees red.” By 1886 there were sixteen teepees and a few small farms near the banks of the [...]