Friday, June 10, 2011

World Archaeological Congress to be in Indy

"Indigenous People and Museums: Unraveling the Tensions" is the topic for an Inter-Congress of the World Archaeological Congress to be held 22-25 June in conjunction with the Eiteljorg Museum's 18th Annual Indian Market and Festival.

The Museum Studies Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art are the local sponsors.

The conference logo (pictured) is derived from a thematic element in the Eiteljorg Museum's Mihtohseenionki permanent exhibition. The name of that exhibition means "The People's Place" in the language of the Miami nation, one of the main groups living in the Indiana region before contact with Euroamericans. The thematic element is based on ribbon work of a member of the Miami nation and represents the Miami throughout the exhibition.

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