Posts Tagged ‘Museums’

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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 [...]

Low – Pokagon Exhibit

Please close this window to return to previous page. I think that, invariably, people are best at telling their own story. And so, the exciting moment in contemporary museum history has been the emergence of the tribally-controlled museum to tell the story of American Indian people. And it’s been very successful. Up in Mount Pleasant, [...]

Gerzetich – Oneida Enrollment

Please close this window to return to previous page. There’s actually two different kinds of enrollment. There’s tribal enrollment to be a member of the tribe. There’s the federal guidelines which require a person to have ¼ blood quantum. You have to have ¼ Native or Indian blood quantum in order to be an officially [...]

Tribal Museums

Several tribes in the Midwest operate tribal museums and cultural centers, sometimes in conjunction with tribal libraries. These are community-based and focused centers that are owned and managed by tribes. They have become an integral part of cultural renaissance in Native communities, as well as one of the ways Native communities try to correct misunderstandings [...]

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 [...]

Thomae – Museums and Tribes

Please close this window to return to previous page. In November of 1990, a Congressional law was passed and it’s familiarly called NAGPRA, but it stands for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. And basically the law states that under certain circumstances tribes can ask for certain items back. There are particular categories [...]

Thomae – Inventories

Please close this window to return to previous page. The inventory was probably the most ambitious aspect of the NAGPRA implementation process. Each museum is different. Our, as I mentioned before, collections are quite large. And so at that point part of our ethnographic collection was inventoried. So that part helped with about 40% of [...]