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Howe on Lakota spirituality

Monday, October 17, 2011

Craig Howe, Oglala Lakota historian and author

Craig Howe, Oglala Lakota historian and author.

Craig Howe, a leading American Indian academic, will discuss Lakota spirituality 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Brown Hall Auditorium.

Howe is director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, a South Dakota nonprofit that advances knowledge and understanding of American Indian communities and issues.

View the event poster (PDF).

He has developed hypermedia tribal histories projects and creative museum exhibitions, taught Native Studies courses, and authored articles and book chapters on topics such as tribal histories, Native Studies, museum exhibitions and community collaborations.

Howe is enrolled member of the Oglala subtribe of the Lakota. Lakota, Nakota and Dakota are divisions of the Siouan people, sometimes called the Sioux Nation.

He helped edit "He Sapa Woihanble: Black Hills Dream," a collection of writings about the Black Hills by Dakota, Nakota and Lakota writers. 

He co-edited "This Stretch of River," a book about Lakota, Dakota and Nakota responses to the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition.

Among Howe's academic postings: Oglala Lakota College, Washington University in St. Louis, Grinnell College, University of Saskatchewan and University of Michigan. He holds a doctoral degree from the latter institution.

He served as deputy assistant director for cultural resources at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. He was director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Howe's presentation is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program, with support from the American Indian Center and these departments: Ethnic and Women's Studies, History, and Sociology and Anthropology. 

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