Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

DeMallie – Dakota Kinship

Please close this window to return to previous page. For the Dakota people, nothing is more important than kinship. To be a good relative is the most important thing that a Dakota can be. In fact, it is a maxim among the Dakotas that in order to be truly Dakota, one must live up to [...]

DeMallie – History and Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. When explorers first came to the Midwest, they were from France, and they met a number of the Dakota people living on the Mississippi River in the area of what is now Minnesota. Their territory stretched from Mille Lacs down the Mississippi and then westward up [...]

Nesper – Cultural Change Research

Please close this window to return to previous page. Ojibwa people stipulated for the right to continue to hunt, fish, and gather on their traditional territories when they ceded land to the United States. Those rights were exercised for a period of time in the middle of the 19th century and the State of Wisconsin [...]

DeMallie – Language

Please close this window to return to previous page. From the beginning of their relationship with Europeans and Americans, the Dakota have always resisted integrating words from European languages into their own language. They’re not people who borrow words from other languages. So, for the Dakotas, [for] the various new things that were brought into [...]

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 [...]

Ho-Chunk Mounds

Please close this window to return to previous page. Narrator: The Ho-Chunk, now known as the Winnebago, have recently been making moves to reclaim their heritage along this stretch of the river. Jim Funmaker, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago): This was the traveling place for people that traveled along this Wisconsin River. They camped here and all that. [...]