News & Events

  • The Hood Museum of Art has appointed Jami Powell as the museum’s first associate curator of Native American art. 

    “I am incredibly honored to be joining the Hood Museum of Art and Dartmouth—institutions with long-standing relationships with American Indian students, scholars, artists, and communities,” says Powell, who will join the Hood team in May.

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  • The program’s academic efforts help students get a sense of what life was like for American Indians who once called much of the Northeast home. Professor Nick Reo said the larger purpose of the class is to shed light on indigenous peoples’ connections to nature.

    “If we’re going to talk about indigenous ways of understanding the world, we need to learn directly from Native people,” said Reo, who is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe in...

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  • The new book, by Professor Colin Calloway, is “brilliantly presented and refreshingly original,” writes The Wall Street Journal, which calls the book an essential entry in literature on Washington.

    Please click here to read the full article.

  • The Native Americans at Dartmouth (NAD) and Native American Program (NAP) have hosted the Dartmouth Pow-Wow since 1973, attracting over one-thousand on-lookers annually.

    The Dartmouth Pow-Wow serves as an opportunity for members of both the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities to observe, participate, and learn from a broad representation of Native American dances, music, and arts and crafts.

    When: Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12-13, 2018
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  • Assistant Professor of Native American and Environmental Studies Nicholas Reo was quoted on CBC Radio about invasive species.

    "We're part of a broader kinship network, or a family network, that includes not just humans but other beings as well," said Reo.

    "So, if a new plant or animal moves into your home place, how do you fit it in?"

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  • Skyler Kuczaboski, a first-year student at Dartmouth, has created a children's book in the Ojibwe language.

    "The Dartmouth project now has created books in Chatino, Ojibwe and Hupa, a language of the Athabaskan community in northwestern California. The class plans to make digital templates available so that the books can be created in any language."

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  • The Hood Museum of Art is among the first art museums in the country to receive a newly announced Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative joint grant of $6 million from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Hood received a grant in the amount of $313,529. The complete project will be supported through a combination of the award and required matching funds.

    Each foundation is committing $3 million over three...

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  • On this episode:  What is a Native American reservation? What is a pueblo? What does it mean to be a sovereign nation? What is the relationship between reservations and the federal government? Can reservations pass laws that run up against state or federal statutes? How are, and were, reservations created? What does the Bureau of Indian Affairs actually do? Our guest is Maurice Crandall, assistant professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth, and...

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  • My name is Davina Two Bears and, I am Diné, Navajo, originally from Birdsprings, Arizona. My maternal clan is Tódích’íi’nii, Bitter Water, born for Táchii’nii, Red Running into the Water Clan; and my maternal grandfather’s clan is Tábąąhí, Edge Water, and my paternal grandfather’s clan is also Tódích’íi’nii. I am a PhD Candidate at Indiana University under the Department of Anthropology’s Archaeology of the Social Context PhD Program with a PhD Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies...

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