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Highlights

  • The Memory of Property

    Jane Anderson talk on intellectual property law and Indigenous cultural heritage protection.

  • Woven Words: Wampum Diplomacy

    Discussions of historical and contemporary 
aspects of wampum diplomacy.

  • Object Histories: Inside Repatriation

    Invited guest lecture by Dr. Chip Colwell, author of the new book, Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture (University of Chicago Press 2017). The book illuminates Colwell’s personal experiences, inside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as he worked to reconcile the religious concerns and demands of Native American claimants with the academic demands of scientific researchers. His stories track the complicated histories of four significant Native American objects along the path to repatriation. This talk is a special event connected to the fall 2017 class, “Anthropology of Museums,” which includes studies of Native American object histories and repatriation in museums.