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Culture Corner Research Guides: Round Dance: Learning from Native Stories and Voices - 2020-2021

The Culture Corner is a project of the UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee. Located on the second floor of Hodges Library in the Dixie Marie Wooten Commons West, the Corner's goal is to explore issues using the Libraries' research collections.

Culture Corner Theme: Round Dance: Learning from Native Stories and Voices - 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 Culture Corner theme is Round Dance: Learning from Native Stories and Voices. The resources featured provide an opportunity to learn from and explore Native American culture and traditions. From books and videos to student organizations and local resources, this guide provides a gateway to a variety of materials and resources to explore.  We invite you to join us in learning more about the lives and experiences of Native Americans through this collection of resources. A link to the Virtual Culture Corner can be found here

Resources about Native Americans

                                                                           Round Dance: Learning from Native Stories and Voices

                                                                    
Bronze sculpture of young woman

Addison Karl

American-born, Chickasaw & Choctaw Artist, Addison Karl has garnered experiences over a journey that has lasted more than a decade. His work attempts “to expand the viewer’s understanding of the context, structures & surfaces they inhabit adding life with his work & aiming towards a meticulous harmony & balance between that and the pre-existing environment.”

 

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A mans beaded dance apronMan’s Dance Apron – McClung Museum

Man’s Dance Apron – McClung Museum

c. 1890–1910, Ojibwe, White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota, Fabric and beads. Men in the western Great Lakes tribe celebrated their identity and cultural heritage through formal attire, which was worn only during important social events. This dance apron is part of that formal regalia and is decorated with maple leaves, a favored motif, and plants stages of plant buds, blossoms, and fruit. Gift of Virginia and Robert Dunlap, 2006.

Painting of woman reclining with poppy flowersWoman with Poppies

Woman with Poppies

R. C. Gorman was a Navajo artist. His paintings are primarily of Native American women and characterized by fluid forms and vibrant colors, though he also worked in sculpture, ceramics, and stone lithography. Gorman used abstract forms and shapes to create his own unique, personal realistic style, recognizable to all who are acquainted with his work. He was also an avid lover of cuisine, authoring four cookbooks, called Nudes and Food.

wooden mask in the shape of a bearBear Mask – McClung Museum

Bear Mask – McClung Museum

Bear Mask, c. 1970, Adam Welch (Eastern Band Cherokee Indian, 1925–1985), Buckeye wood and leather. Adam Welch is a Cherokee artist well-known for his masks, and carvings of bears, ducks, and birds. Here, he portrays the bear in the smooth, elegant, clean lines typical of his carvings. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Breunig, Jr., 2019.

stamped pattern ceramic potComplicated Stamped Bowl

Complicated Stamped Bowl

Bernadine George (Eastern Band Cherokee Indian, 1944–2016), Ceramic. A noted Cherokee ceramicist, she is particularly known for helping to revive the ancient stamped pottery tradition in which carved wooden paddles are used to stamp decorative designs on clay. Gift of Jeff Chapman, 2019.

Woven baskets of various heights, an art piece titled Hearts of Our WomanHearts of Our Women

Hearts of Our Women

Shan Goshorn (1957-2018) was an Eastern Band Cherokee artist, who lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her multi-media artwork expresses human rights issues, especially those that affect Native American people today. Goshorn used different media to convey her message, including woven paper baskets, silversmithing, painting, and photography.

Two photographs of modern nativer americans in traditional regaliaZoe Marieh Urness

Zoe Marieh Urness

Zoë Marieh Urness is a Tlingit Alaskan Native whose portraits of modern Natives in traditional regalia and settings, aim to send a message; “We are here and we are thriving, through our traditions”. Educated at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, Zoe’s current project focuses exclusively on sharing beautiful, powerful images of Indigenous Americans, and the lands and traditions they hold dear

Gary Stroutsos in field

GARY STROUTSOS: World flute artist and storyteller

Gary Stroutsos is well known for his haunting work on the Native American Flute, and is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of American Indian music and culture. Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to journey into the indigenous cultures and communities of North America, where he learned how to play the Native American Flute.

 

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Honor The Earth Powwow cd coverHonor The Earth Powwow

Honor The Earth Powwow

Featuring the Ojibway, Menominee and Winnebago tribes. Its repertoire includes traditional song styles as well as new songs written in traditional style— recorded in July 1990.

The Pueblo Indians in Story, Song, and Dance cd CoverThe Pueblo Indians in Story, Song, and Dance

The Pueblo Indians in Story, Song, and Dance

Swift Eagle, a Pueblo storyteller, singer, and dancer, offers a glimpse into the culture of the Pueblo Indians. Included is a performance of the ancient legend “The Bear Boy.”

duck head wood fluteZuni Sunrise by Gary Stroutsos

Zuni Sunrise by Gary Stroutsos

Gary Stroutsos plays Zuni Sunrise at the Magic Valley Flute Festival in June 2009 with William Hoshal and Vince Chafin. Produced by Brent Haines of Woodsounds Flutes.

DVD cover featuring illustration of man on rock guitarRumble : The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked the World

Tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring musical icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix,  Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, and Taboo.

Healing songs of the american indians cd coverHealing Songs of The American Indians

Healing Songs of The American Indians

These recordings of medicine men, from a diverse representation of tribes, are singing and chanting songs delivered to them in dreams or visions by external powers and spirits, that they used to heal the sick.

American indian dances cd coverAmerican Indian Dances

American Indian Dances

This is a collection of field recordings of various tribal dances from the Great Plains and American Southwest. Liner notes detail each of the dances, though the names of the performers, dates, and locations of the performances are not specified.

Native American tribe memebers dancing in a circleLearning from Native Stories and Voices

Learning from Native Stories and Voices

Guide to resources exploring Native American culture and traditions. This guide provides a variety of materials to explore.

 

photo of Lilly Smith, Chief Smith's DaughterEastern Band of the Cherokee in North Carolina

Eastern Band of the Cherokee in North Carolina

Guide to resources for the study of the Cherokee. Resources created after the mid-19th century are limited to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee in North Carolina.

Native American Law Students Association logoNative American Law Students Association

Native American Law Students Association

The mission of the Native American Law Students Association at UT Law (NALSA) is to promote knowledge of American Indian law and issues in the legal profession and strives to encourage American Indians to enter the legal profession.

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Natalie Welch, a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians conceived the podcast Creative Native to promote and serve the Native American community with creative stories, strategy and solutions. Episodes 1 – 10 focus on Native Athletes.

 

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All My Relations podcast graphicAll My Relations (Podcast)

All My Relations (Podcast)

Is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.

native partnership Podcast coverNative TrailBlazers (Podcast)

Native TrailBlazers (Podcast)

With over half a million listeners worldwide, the native trailblazers is a weekly radio program dedicated to showcasing the amazing contributions of Native American, first nations and all other indigenous trailblazers all over the world!

Native America Calling Podcast graphicNative American Calling (Podcast)

Native American Calling (Podcast)

Is a live call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities.

This Land, Podcast graphicThis Land (Podcast)

This Land (Podcast)

Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, an Oklahoma journalist and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this podcast will provide an in depth look at how a cut and dry murder case opened an investigation into half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rights of five tribes.

photograph of falen johnson, radio host of unreservedUnreserved (Podcast)

Unreserved (Podcast)

Is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation that takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country. This seasons host Falen Johnson is Mohawk and Tuscarora (Bear Clan) from Six Nations Grand River Territory. She is a writer and podcaster.

native partnership Podcast logoNative Partnership (Blog)

Native Partnership (Blog)

Partnership With Native Americans is a nonprofit organization committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating for nearly 30 years with our reservation partners, we provide consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S.

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