Posts Tagged ‘Urban life’

Timeline – Marketplace

Quiz – Sovereignty

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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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

Making Money

With the arrival of the French, Native people began to produce furs and hides for the international and regional markets. While the creation of social ties rather than the profit motive was initially at the forefront of Indian transactions, they soon became good at trade negotiations, playing the French and English off against one another [...]

Challenging Stereotypes

The misleading stereotypes in Indian imagery did not go unchallenged by Native people in the Midwest. The Chicago Exposition in 1893, which attempted to bolster the image of the United States as a progressive, industrial society by contrasting a “civilized” America with the “primitive” non-Western world, received a critique from Simon Pokagon (1830-99), a Potawatomi [...]


For centuries, Americans have regarded Native Americans as the “Other,” that is, fundamentally different from themselves. Majority Americans have viewed the Other (“Indians”) as lacking something, either in a good way or a bad way. Such a characterization of Indians is a stereotype. It does not represent the reality of Native American cultures and histories. [...]