Posts Tagged ‘Women’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sports Imagery

Indian imagery used by athletic teams references both the Noble and Ignoble Indian. Beginning in the early 20th century, high school, college and university, and professional sports teams used “Indian” names, mascots, and logos on everything from clothing to mugs to toilet paper. A national movement led by Indian activists began in 1989, with the [...]


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 [...]

Low – Pokagon Enrollment

Please close this window to return to previous page. Thinking about membership in an American Indian tribe, I get asked this question a lot from students in classes that I teach. Sometimes they think that anybody can become a member, or that you can pay to become a member or that you can volunteer to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Edmunds – Potawatomi Entrepreneurship

Please close this window to return to previous page. And I think you can make some very strong cases that in the Midwest there were, for example, the entrepreneurship on the part of the Miami, Potawatomi, some Chippewa, Ottawa people—it’s profound. Their ability as small business people in the late eighteenth century, early nineteenth century—they [...]

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 [...]