of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Museum Events November 2017
Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Contact Museum for details
November Weekend Crafts & Stories: Native American Housing
Every Saturday from 11:00 AM - Noon & Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Free with general admission.
This month will focus on the various types of housing that were lived in and used by the Native peoples throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Crafts: Arctic Igloo Model, Plains Tipi Model, Woodlands Wigwam Model
First Nations Film and Video Festival
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Mitchell Museum's Stanley Golder Library
Free with regular museum admission
The First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. celebrates the works of Native American filmmakers, with all films written, produced, and/or directed by Native artists from across North and South America. The festival will screen 8 short films at the Mitchell Museum:
She is Water
The Great Atikamekw Lady
Meet Sitting Bull’s Great Great Granddaughter
Not Barnes & Noble: The Story of Birch Bark Books
Nothing About Moccasins
For information on the films, please visit http://fnfvf.org/blog/schedule/fa2017-films/.
For the full schedule of FNFVF screenings, please visit http://fnfvf.org/blog/schedule/.
Friday, November 3, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free General Admission Day
8th Annual Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture & Awards
Friday, November 10, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
3009 Central Street
$15 / $12 for members
A reception will follow
This year's awards recognize nationally renowned individuals: Jane Mt. Pleasant, Doug Hyde, and Terry Straus.
The Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Awardee is Jane Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora), associate professor in the Horticulture Section of School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University, who will be speaking on "Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems: Lessons from an Indigenous Agriculture."
Indigenous farmers in pre-Columbian and colonial North America have frequently been characterized as shifting cultivators whose agricultural productivity was marginal and unstable. Data from field experiments and the historical and ethnographic literature provide a much different assessment. Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) farmers practiced conservation tillage centuries before Euro-American cultivators had heard the term; they were among the world’s most sustainable and productive farmers.
Jane Mt. Pleasant studies indigenous cropping systems and their productivity. Using her expertise in agricultural science, she examines agriculture from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes history, archeology, paleobotany, and cultural/social anthropology. Most of her work is focused on Haudenosaunee agriculture in the 16 through 18th centuries, although more recently she has expanded her research to include pre-Columbian agriculture in eastern and central North America,
This year's Woodrow “Woody” Crumbo Awardee is Doug Hyde (Nez Perce, Assiniboine, & Chippewa), a world-renowned artist whose bronze and stone sculptures are displayed at museums throughout the world and have won numerous awards. Most recently, Hyde won the James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at the 2016 and 2015de West. In 2017 he worked on the emblem of the USS Colorado, a newly commissioned submarine.
This year's Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell Awardee is Terry Ann Straus, author and editor of many works including Native Chicago and Visions and Voices: American Indian Activism and the Civil Rights Movement. Straus taught at the University of Chicago after serving as faculty and Dean of the Chicago campus of Native American Educational Services.
Thursday, November 23
Friday & Sunday, November 24 & 26, 2017
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Free with regular museum admission
What is the Native American side of the story of one of the US’s most widely celebrated holidays? There are many misconceptions in the media and in US history about the first gathering of Native peoples and Pilgrims which impact how Native peoples are viewed by non-Natives. The Mitchell Museum, which is dedicated to putting forth accurate information concerning Native American cultures, invites you to come and hear a talk by Ernest Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho) about the myths surrounding this holiday.
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Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
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