Indians of the Midwest: An Archive of Endurance

Exhibitions
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 to Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery

This exhibition, curated by Dr. Scott Stevens, Director of the McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, features a wide variety of historically and culturally significant items from the Newberry’s world-renowned collection. These include maps denoting Indian communities in the region, rare books and manuscripts related to indigenous cultures from the early colonial period to the present, and a selection of visual materials depicting various aspects of American Indian life in the Midwest.

View the digital version of the exhibition.

Related Programming:
“Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present” Website Open House
November 7 – 12, 2011
East Gallery

In addition to the exhibition in the Smith Gallery, the Newberry recently launched a separate but related, NEH-funded multimedia website, “Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present.”

From November 7 through November 12, resources and programming about the new web site will be available in the East Gallery, adjacent to the Smith Gallery and the Spotlight exhibition.  The Web Site Open House offers a panel exhibition about the new web site, computer stations on which to access the site, and daily demonstrations at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm of how to use the web site by the lead scholar on the project, professor emerita of anthropology, Dr. Loretta Fowler.

All exhibitions at the Newberry are free and open to the public.

Galleries are open Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:15 am to 5 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:15 am to 7:30 pm.