Pryzbyla Center Great Room A
With the support from the Regina F. Herzfeld Memorial Fund
Reception to Follow
Bertha Yewas Parker (1907-1978), the first professional female Native American archaeologist, was raised among urban Indians in New York City,gained national recognition for her discoveries at the Gypsum Cave site and was employed as an archaeologist and ethnologist by the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, where she worked with the Los Angeles urban Indian community.
Dr. Margaret M. Bruchac (Abenaki) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Native American Studies Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research on Bertha Parker was supported by a 2011-2012 Ford Fellowship and by the Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research. From 2008-2012, Bruchac was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Connecticut; from 2003-2010, she served as the Five College Repatriation Research Liaison. Her publications include Dreaming Again: Algonkian Poetry (Bowman Books 2012), Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader in Decolonization (Left Coast Press 2010), and articles in Anthropology News, the Historical Journal of Massachusetts and Museum Anthropology, among others. Her new book –titled Consorting With Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists– is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press.
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