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Imaging Native Survivance: A Visual History of the Ho-Chunk Nation, 1879–1960

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General Admission: $5

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This presentation will focus on two collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The collection of photographs by Charles Van Schaick consists of approximately 1,000 photographs of Ho-Chunk families taken between 1879 and 1936. The H.H. Bennett Collection consists of hundreds of images of tribal members taken from 1865 to 1960, as well as film reels of the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial from the 1920s through the 1960s. Both collections document the amazing visual legacy and cultural survival of Ho-Chunk families during a long-neglected period of Native American history and scholarship. Amy Lonetree’s presentation will address the central and intersecting themes of the importance of kinship, place, memory, settler colonialism, and survivance of the Ho-Chunk experience in the 20th century through an analysis of her own family images within the collection. Lecture by Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor of History, University of California , Santa Cruz.

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