Scholar to Offer Contrasting Images of Arapaho Tribe

Brian C. Hosmer, an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois
at Chicago, will explore how the Northern Arapaho Indians have been portrayed in
drawings, photographs, and other materials during a talk on Sunday, October 5,
2008, at 1 p.m. at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central
Street, Evanston.

Hosmer’s talk, titled “Ni’iihi and the Newberry: Northern Arapaho
Images Through History,” will draw on his work as curator for a recent exhibit
at Chicago’s Newberry Library that juxtaposed early materials documenting the
history and culture of the Northern Arapaho with contemporary photographs.

At the university, Hosmer teaches in the area of American Indian
history. His research interests focus on “intersections between economic change
and cultural identity in American Indian communities.” He is also the former
director of the Newberry Library’s D’arcy McNickle Center for American Indian
History.

Admission to the talk is free with an entrance donation to the museum. 
Suggested donation is $5 for adults; $2.50 for seniors, students, and children.
Maximum suggested admission per family is $10. For information, phone (847)
475-1030. On the Net: www.mitchellmuseum.org.

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