We express our respect and gratitude to the American Indians, first inhabitants of those lands and our gracious hosts. We thank them for their hospitality.

Polish American Ethnological Society is inviting paper proposals for our 27th seminar. The event will be held at the end of October 2021, either on zoom or in person in Warsaw. The final decision about the form of the seminar will be made in September.Please send a tentative title and a brief abstract no later than by the end of August.We are inviting papers on the various subjects related to the culture of the ethnic groups of the Americas. Full presentation should be no longer than 30 minutes.
Please send your proposal or questions you might have to: : PolishAmericanEthnoSociety@gmail.com

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“Americans” exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian

American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life.

The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and from classic Westerns and cartoons to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the familiar historical events of Pocahontas’s life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain popular reference points in everyday conversations.

Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began. It will surround visitors with images, delve into the three stories, and invite them to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists.

Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal the deep connection between Americans and American Indians as well as how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States.

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday has been named as this year’s winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award—a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

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