IARC Intern Presentations

Saeko Yamada and Nina Sanders, Indian Arts Research Center, SAR

Colloquium, Eric S. Dobkin Board Room, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free



Saeko Yamada, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternSaeko Yamada, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternPhoto courtesy of Saeko YamadaSaeko Yamada, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternPhoto courtesy of Saeko YamadaSaeko Yamada

How Do We Label Living Narratives: Understanding Native American Cultural Belongings

Native American cultural belongings are extremely diverse and complex due to the living narratives and beliefs attached to them.  Those intangible aspects have not been recognized historically in the western framework, and for museum professionals, it is important to acknowledge and honor indigenous perspectives of their cultural belongings. In order to understand this importance, Ms. Yamada interviewed Native museum professionals to explore and emphasize why involvement with Native communities is essential.  

Nina Sanders, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternNina Sanders, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternPhoto courtesy of Nina SandersNina Sanders, 2016-2017 Anne Ray InternPhoto courtesy of Nina SandersNina Sanders

Baaxpée: The Sacred and Sensitive in Apsáalooke Country

In the latter part of the 19th century anthropologists, collectors and scholars took an intense interest in the sacred items of Native Americans. This interest developed into a fascinating source of indigenous knowledge as well as a lucrative business for collectors and some Natives. For the Crow this manifested in an entangled cultural dynamic involving the protection, trade, and selling of sacred objects. This talk uncovers the history, politics, legends, and authenticity of baaxpée in Crow Country and Museums.
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