Book of the Month: “Decolonizing Museums”

Feb 19, 2013

Wed. 2/20 11a: Amy Lonetree’s (Ho-Chunk) new book “Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums” opens a discussion about the role Native people might play in choosing how the story of our peoples is shared or displayed.

Lonetree asks critical questions about how the legacy of colonization influences the way museums represent Native knowledge. The book also takes the reader into tribal museums to compare museum practices.

Does it matter how museums depict tribal life? What do these representations mean for modern Native America?

Join us as we jump into the pages of our February Book of the Month with author Amy Lonetree and Shannon Martin (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan), the Director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways.