“The Chemawa Indian School of Salem, Oregon: Assimilation to Affirmation, 1880s to 2010s”
Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
with Professor Rebecca Dobkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art at Willamette University
- Old Church |
- Tuesday, May 27, 2014
- 5 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. event |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About “The Chemawa Indian School of Salem, Oregon: Assimilation to Affirmation, 1880s to 2010s”
Presentation by Rebecca Dobkins, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art at Willamette University.
This presentation will explore the visual and documentary history of Oregon’s Chemawa Indian School, the oldest federal Indian boarding school still operating in the U.S., and conclude with the screening of a short film made by Chemawa students in 2012 in collaboration with the 1491s, a Native American comedy sketch team.
About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.
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