Posts Tagged ‘Powwows’

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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 [...]

Powwow

Please close this window to return to previous page. Lance Tallmadge, Ho Chunk: This entire region that we’re viewing. This is pretty much the start of a very important area amongst Winnebago people. There was a large village located a few miles up river from us. Downstream there’s an ancient site that many of our [...]

Potawatomi Powwow

Please close this window to return to previous page. Greg Ballew, Pokagon Potawatomi, White Thunder Singers: Powwows aren’t just a social gathering, though they are that, too, but there [are] also spiritual issues involved. So at certain times of the year they would hold gatherings—spring, fall, harvest gatherings. This is basically what our powwow traditionally [...]

American Expansion

After the American Revolution, the U. S. began to sign treaties with Native groups, identified as Tribes, and increasingly tried to take on a dual role of protector and supervisor with sometimes disastrous results. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Indians still lived in villages where several Native groups, European traders, and mixed-ancestry [...]

Sovereignty

By the 1930s, reform groups were criticizing Indian affairs policy by pointing to fiscal mismanagement and social injustice. In 1924, Congress had declared Indians to be citizens of the United States, yet they still were considered wards of the federal government and denied the right to vote in many states. The reform movement laid the [...]