Category Archives: American Indian history

‘Plopped Down in the Middle of That’: Indian Board School Life Documented in the Warm Valley Historical Project

The Warm Valley Historical Project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was conducted from 1990 to 1991 in coordination with the Shoshone Episcopal Mission to interview residents about Wind River Reservation life during the early … Continue reading

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Songs of the Arapaho

November is Native American Heritage Month. The American Heritage Center pays tribute to the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people. The Northern Arapaho have a rich musical culture, from dramatic religious songs to haunting war songs … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Zdeněk Salzmann for the Arapaho (Hinónoʼeiteen)[1]

November is Native American Heritage month. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) refers to it as a “month to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native People.” [2] That celebration … Continue reading

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Estelle Reel Day

In recognition of Estelle Reel, the first woman elected and to hold the office of state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming and the second woman elected and to hold a statewide office in the United States, January 7 of … Continue reading

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Washakie: Through the Lens of Time

Today we commemorate Chief Washakie, a leader of the Eastern Shoshones from the 1840s until his death on February 20, 1900 who embodied all the traits of great leadership. He exhibited bravery, skills as an orator and diplomat, and a … Continue reading

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Buddy Mays, Photojournalist of the Southwest

The AHC is pleased to announce that we have just recently completed a new online finding aid for the Buddy Mays papers. Buddy Mays was born in 1943 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After high school, Mays served in the … Continue reading

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Crow Tribal Photographs, Then and Now

Dan Hayward and Audrey Plenty Hoops will deliver two complementary multi-media talks about the Crow, or Aps’aalooke, Indian Nation of southern Montana.  Hayward’s presentation, titled Crow Tribal Photographs, Then & Now, will introduce his large photographic project of the same … Continue reading

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Cheramy Collection Cataloged

As a part of its ongoing online cataloging project, Toppan Rare Books Library is proud to announce that the catalog records for the Cheramy Collection are now available online through the Universities Libraries online catalog and through the global union … Continue reading

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Baker and Johnston Collection Processed and Digitized

The American Heritage Center recently completed a finding aid for and digitized the entirety of the Baker and Johnston Photograph Collection.  The Baker and Johnston Photographic Studio was operated out of Evanston, Wyoming, in the late 1800’s by Charles S. … Continue reading

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Wyoming Pioneers’ Oral Histories Available Online

The collection contains interviews with people who were early residents of Wyoming. Interviews were conducted between 1947 and 1955 by employees of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.  Topics include life in Laramie, Hanna, Douglas, and other towns; politics … Continue reading

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