November is American Indian Heritage month and UNC’s own American Indian Center is hosting a series of events , including one TODAY at Wilson Library:
American Indians in 21st-Century North Carolina
Wednesday, Nov. 10
Wilson Special Collections Library
3:30 p.m. Pottery-making demonstration (outside)
5 p.m. Reception and exhibit viewing (North Carolina Collection Gallery)
5:45 p.m. Program (Pleasants Family Assembly Room)
Free and open to the public
Information: North Carolina Collection, (919) 962-1172
Interested in learning more about American Indian culture? Doing research on related topics? Don’t forget to come by the Stone Center Library! For example, here are just a few of our more recent items on relations between American Indians and African Americans:
- African Cherokees in Indian territory : from chattel to citizens, by Celia E. Naylor. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008.
- African Creeks : Estelvste and the Creek Nation, by Gary Zellar. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c2007
- Crossing waters, crossing worlds : the African diaspora in Indian country, edited by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006
Looking for something broader? Dr. Clara Sue Kidwell, Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has overseen and contributed to a variety of texts available at UNC libraries, including: Native American Studies. 2005. Lincoln [Neb.] : University of Nebraska Press. Or if you’re looking for more events to attend, UNC’s own professor Malinda Lowery recently published Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South : race, identity, and the making of a nation, which will be featured at a reading next Tuesday. Enjoy!