Click the link above to listen to Joanne Shenandoah, Grammy Award winning Native American musician, speaking about The Extreme History Project. Below is the announcement for their beautiful new Lecture Series!
“Partnering for Public History- The Extreme History Project and the Museum of the Rockies Offer a Unique Lecture Series.”
LIVINGSTON, Montana– Feb. 2, 2012- The Extreme History Project is partnering with the Museum of the Rockies and the Archaeological Conservancy to bring a series of free public lectures that offer new perspectives on history, anthropology and archaeology. The first in the series, “The Dawn of Montana Archaeology,” will be presented by Nancy Mahoney, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University. The lecture will take place on Feb 9, 2012 at 6 PM at the Museum of the Rockies, Hagar Auditorium in Bozeman.
Lecture topics in the series will include local archaeology, archaeo-astronomy, folklore and ritual in archaeological assemblages, American Indian music and environmental history as well as many others. The lectures will be held at both the Museum of the Rockies and the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston.
This first lecture, “The Dawn of Montana Archaeology,” given by Nancy Mahoney, will discuss her research on the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Archaeological Collection located at the Museum of the Rockies. Containing archaeological materials from Montana and Wyoming made during the first half of the 20th century, the collection contains artifacts and documentation from some of most significant archaeological sites in Montana. Pictograph Cave, the Hagen Site, the Billings Bison Trap Site, as well as places of significance to the Crow Nation are included in the collection.
The March 29th lecture will be presented by Shane Doyle, Board Member for The Extreme History Project and PhD. Candidate in Education at MSU Bozeman. As a Crow tribal member himself, Doyle will sing and share from his own traditional knowledge about the history and meaning in Native American Plains tribal music. The lecture will be held at the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston.
The April lecture will celebrate Archaeology Month and feature co-founders and directors of the Extreme History Project, Marsha Fulton and Crystal Alegria. The lecture, “Archaeology in the Archives- Ft. Parker and the Early Bozeman Economy,” will elaborate on the massive influence that Ft. Parker had upon the growth and early development of Bozeman. The event will be held at the Museum of the Rockies. Details for this event and future lectures will be announced soon.
The Extreme History Project is a local public history organization that strives to bring cutting-edge research in the Sciences and Humanities to the general public by opening up dialogues surrounding their shared mutual histories. Bridging communities and revealing the true history results in the promotion of healing, tolerance and peace through a new public awareness of the past.
The Museum of the Rockies is the premier institution in the region for history, anthropology and the natural sciences. As well, the Archaeological Conservancy, whose significant work preserves and protects hundreds of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites all over the country, garners enormous respect. The Extreme History Project is proud to be in the distinguished company of these respected institutions.
For more information on the series, visit these websites or call the Museum of the Rockies at 994-2251
These organizations may be reached at:
The Extreme History Project wishes to thank Joanne Shenandoah for her beautiful PSA announcement, above, which will be used in promoting the year long lecture series! Music from Joanne’s new CD, “Lifegivers” will be played before and after all the lecture series, with our thanks!
Visit Joanne’s site at: http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/index.html
and to purchase your very own new Lifegivers CD, visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joanneshenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah to perform, share insights at Westcott Community Center
Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 8:30 AM Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 8:33 AM
Joanne Shenandoah says she’s thrilled to be singing important songs from her newest album at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse.
Yes, she’ll love to be there, says the member of the Iroquois Confederacy’s Wolf Clan. “
‘Lifegivers’ for Valentine’s Day,” she says.
That’s the title of her album that is inspired by music from different cultures, a tribute to the life cycles of women all over the world.
(purchase her new CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joanneshenandoah )
She’ll be joined on stage by her sister, Diane, and her daughter, Leah. The Grammy Award winner who lives in Oneida Castle will have important stories to work in with her music.
The day before Christmas and on Christmas Day, Shenandoah performed in Palestine as part of Project Peace on Earth, which put on a series of world sacred music concerts.
“It was the first one in Manger Square,” she says. “It was fantastic. Awesome. Eye-opening. What I liked best was to realize we have such a great gift of freedom in this country, to go where we want to go, say what we want to say, sing what we want to sing,” Shenandoah says.
“I met so many people thirsty for messages of peace.” Shenandoah says she’ll never forget the couple she met who told her how they risked a big fine to take the trip from Israel to Jerusalem to hear her sing at a performing arts center.
“Knowing that one of the prophets of peace had been there before us, to visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ, it was a real blessing,” Shenandoah says.
Shenandoah says she’ll also talk about people she’s met while working with Syracuse University’s Hiawatha Institute.
“We are moving forward and very excited about our effort to bringing knowledge of indigenous people to the world,” she says.
Tickets for the Folkus Project show are $15 for the general public, $12 for members of the Westcott Community Center.