Sun Dance in Silver Bow: Urban Indian Poverty in the Shadow of the Richest Hill on Earth

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Title

Sun Dance in Silver Bow: Urban Indian Poverty in the Shadow of the Richest Hill on Earth

Subject

Nicholas Vrooman's talk on the history of the Little Shell Tribe to Dr. John Patrick Rice's COM 101 class at GBC on 28 January 2016.

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Description

Nicholas Vrooman discusses the history of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, a polyethnic community of Native Americans forming from Cree, Assiniboine, and French roots in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Vrooman was the first State Folklorist of North Dakota and the second State Folklorist of Montana. Currently, Vrooman directs Northern Plains Folklife Resources, based in Helena, Montana.

Vrooman is contracted by the Native American Rights Fund to help write for the Little Shell Tribe of Montana their petition for federal recognition to the Department of the Interior. Vrooman wrote and produced the Little Shell Tribe’s official history book, “The Whole Country was ‘One Robe’”: The Little Shell Tribe's America," funded by the State of Montana.

“The North American West has multiple narratives of who we are and from where we come, some of which are concealed,” says Vrooman. “Finding a voice for some of these little known stories brings to light narrative threads that flesh out and enhance a deeper meaning for life in the American West.”

Creator

Nicholas Vrooman

Publisher

GBC Virtual Humanities Center

Date

28 January 2016

Contributor

Nevada Humanities; Western Folklife Center; Robert Hannu [GBC]; Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]

Rights

Signed permissions form on file:
http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/128 [authorized users only]

Language

English

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Citation

Nicholas Vrooman, “Sun Dance in Silver Bow: Urban Indian Poverty in the Shadow of the Richest Hill on Earth,” Virtual Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed September 24, 2017, http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/126.