This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule it soon!
CEAH will host its third interdisciplinary seminar next month. Dr. Grant Arndt, associate professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies presents The Indian News: The Social Life of Indigenous Media Activism in Twentieth Century Wisconsin.
In the years between 1915 and 1954, four members of the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin developed an innovative form of indigenous media activism: they wrote weekly “Indian News” columns in local white-run newspapers published in towns near their homes. Their columns gave voice to Ho-Chunk frustrations and outrage over the discrimination and poverty they faced in American society and yet became popular with non-Indian readers. This talk examines the unique and previously all-but-forgotten collection of over 1,400 articles they wrote, uncovering connections between these writers and their readers that shaped the social life—and death—of the “Indian News” as a unique cultural form.
Friday, April 3, 2020
302 Catt Hall