Native America: People and Places, Past and Present

Native America: People and Places, Past and Present

America’s indigenous peoples have rich and diverse traditions and cultures. What are the impacts of historical treaties and contemporary policies on native people past and present? How are native communities responding to issues of social injustice? Join us this spring as we explore historic and contemporary stories, issues and customs from the country’s
indigenous peoples.

Ho-Chunk Nation: Building Relationships and Strong Communities Throughout Wisconsin 
Collin Price, Public Relations Officer, Ho-Chunk Nation,
Office of the President

Manifest Ignorance: Manifest Destiny and Popular Culture in the U.S.
Rossitza Ivanova, Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures

Natural and Cultural Resource Struggles and Successes in Indian Country
Holly Denning, Lecturer, Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology


A Photographer’s Life: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
Michael Flanagan, Director, Crossman Gallery


Native American Spirituality and Practice
Michael Gueno, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and
Religious Studies


Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Native American Town in Southern Wisconsin
Robert Birmingham, Archaeologist and Author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press


Tribal Social Entrepreneurship: Self Determination or Assimilation?
Amy Klemm Verbos, Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Law
Tribal Citizen, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi


Seeking Justice for a Legacy of Violence Against Women in Indian Country
This lecture is presented as part of the NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Amy Casselman Hontalas, Author and Lecturer, San Francisco State University


Chippewa Spearfishing Conflict and Treaty Rights
Larry Nesper, Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison