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Past Native American Community Scholar Award Recipients

Abraham, Jack D., Anchorage, AK. Preliminary Research on the Collections and Journals of Edward W. Nelson, at the National Museum of Natural History with Aron Crowell and William Fitzhugh from April 28, 2003 through May 9, 2003.

Anderson, Lisa, Santa Fe, NM. Seminole Textile Research., at the National Museum of Natural History with William Sturtevant from September 14, 1998 through September 18, 1998.

Andrew, Frank, Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Andrew, Noah, Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Ashini, Jodie. Finding the Ancestors: Documenting Innu Collections and Heritage in Washington, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 16, 2007 through February 26, 2007.

Anquoe, Jim H., El Reno, OK. Origin of Traditional Kiowa Songs and Dances, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Harvey Markowitz from June 18, 2001 through July 6, 2001.

Bennett, James O.L., Sitka, AK. Tlingit Mask, Halibut Hooks, and Totem Poles, at the National Museum of Natural History with R. Eric Hollinger from September 28, 2008 through October 12, 2008.

Bennett Sr., George J., Sitka, AK. Traditional Steamed Bentwood Boxes, at the National Museum of Natural History with R. Eric Hollinger from September 28, 2008 through October 12, 2008.

Berry, Martha K., Tyler, TX. A Study of the Construction, Materials and Motifs of Southeastern Indian Beadwork Created Between 1540 and 1840, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from October 2, 2000 through October 21, 2000.

Bird, Diane, Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM. Traditional Pueblo Embroidery with Melissa Powell from October 7, 2013 through October 11, 2013.

Blaze, Randall, Buffalo Gap, SD. Study of Oglala Lakota Shield and Hide Paintings, at the National Museum of Natural History with JoAllyn Archambault from January 7, 2005 through January 28, 2005.

Borchardt, Annette Nikki, Cedar City, UT. “Casuk Mahausinkup” -Legal Methods for Protecting Tangible and Intangible American Indian Cultural Resources, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Ann McMullen from August 1, 2007 through August 15, 2007.

Branham, William L., Rock Hill, SC. Catawba art, pottery, clothing, music, dance, religion and customs., at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from May 19, 1997 through June 6, 1997.

Broughton, Deanna J., Ardmore, OK. Studying Native American Cradle Carriers, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from October 17, 2001 through November 7, 2001.

Chavis, Claude W., Maxton, NC. Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pee Dee Indians After Contact, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Gabrielle R. Tayac from June 30, 2008 through July 21, 2008.

Church, Kelly, Hopkins, MI. The Study of Fiber Arts from the Great Lakes and Methods for Documenting, at National Museum of the American Indian with Augusta Lehman and Kevin Thomas from February 1, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

Coleman, Cynthia-Lou. Native American Epistemologies and Science Discourse, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Douglas Herman from July 07, 2010 through July 28, 2010.

Cywink, Richard A., Aylmer, Quebec. Native American Hunting Tool: The Study of Bows and Arrows, at the National Museum of Natural History with Eric Hollinger and Betsy A. Bruemmer from October 3, 2005 through October 24, 2005.

Dull, Albertina, Anchorage, AK. Yup’ik Women’s Sewing Gathering: Always Preparing Our Men for Success, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Mary Jane Lenz from October 29, 2012 through November 02, 2012.

Early, Max Carl, Paguate, NM. Research of the Laguna – Acoma pottery collection, at the National Musuem of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from June 8, 1998 through June 19, 1998.

Early, Max Carl, Paguate, NM. Research of the Laguna-Acoma pottery collection., at the National Museum of the American Indian with Eulalie Bonar from September 29, 1997 through October 17, 1997.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann, Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Geboe, Ben J., New York, NY. American Indian geneology, the Ottawa and Miami tribes of Oklahoma., at the National Museum of the American Indian with Marty de Montano from March 23, 2000 through May 26, 2000.

Glass, Holly, Senior at Vanderbilt University. Quantifying the morphological and metric variability of the occipito-cervical joint to assist in the re-association of commingled skeletal, under the supervision of Chris Dudar at National Museum of Natural History from October 5, 2015 through December 11, 2015.

Goude, Nicole D., Pasadena, CA. The Photographs of Harry Sampson, Northern Paiute, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joanna Scherer and William Merrill from January 7, 2008 through February 22, 2008.

Harragarra, Kenny A., Mountain View, OK. Kiowa craftsmanship: classic and contemporary, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from November 4, 2002 through November 14, 2002.

Henderson, Al, Flagstaff, AZ. The Early History of the Navajo Nation Tax Policy, 1975-1985, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Gabrielle Tayac from June 18, 2007 through July 8, 2007.

Hernandez, Nimachia, Fetzer Institute. Locating Blackfoot Creation Stories: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Material and Non-Material Data, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from July 1, 2002 through July 21, 2002.

High Bear, Rose Dreyer, Portland, OR. Traditional cultural values of Lakota, Dakota, Nakota elders between the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries., at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from June 18, 2001 through July 8, 2001.

High Bear, Rose Dreyer, Portland, OR. Researching references to traditional grieving and mourning practices among the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota and Plains people., at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from April 7, 1997 through April 26, 1997.

Ishii, Lomayumtewa Curtis, Flagstaff, AZ. American Indian Voices in the Bureau of American Ethnology, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from June 11, 2012 through July 02, 2012.

Jaurique, Tlisza, Tempe, AZ. Research in Historic Native American Dance Aesthetics, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from August 24, 2002 through September 20, 2002.

Jennings, Vanessa Jeanette, Fort Cobb, OK. Kiowa craftsmanship: classic and contemporary, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from November 4, 2002 through November 14, 2002.

Jimmie, Ruth, Anchorage, AK. Yup’ik Women’s Sewing Gathering: Always Preparing Our Men for Success, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Mary Jane Lenz from October 29, 2012 through November 02, 2012.

John, Martina, Anchorage, AK. Yup’ik Women’s Sewing Gathering: Always Preparing Our Men for Success, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Mary Jane Lenz from October 29, 2012 through November 02, 2012.

Jones, Joan Megan, Samish Nation. Coast Salish Weaving Traditions: From the Point of View of a Coast Salish Weaver, at the National Museum of Natural History with Risa Diamond Arbolino from July 7, 2003 through July 27, 2003.

La Pier, Rosalyn R., Piegan Institute, Inc.. Ethnobotany of the Blackfeet of Montana, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from January 5, 2002 through January 27, 2002.

Lewis, David, Salem, OR. Cartography of the Grand Ronde Tribe, at the National Museum of Natural History with Gina Rappaport and JoAllyn Archambault from August 10, 2014 through August 23, 2014.

Logan, Linley B., Basom, NY. Anthropological and ethnological documentation of longhouse dance traditions in the NAA., at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from July 14, 1997 through August 3, 1997.

Louis, Rita L., Anacortes, WA. Coast Salish Weaving Traditions: From the Point of View of a Coast Salish Weaver, at the National Museum of Natural History with Risa Diamond Arbolino from July 7, 2003 through July 27, 2003.

McMurtrey, Margaret, Santa Barbara, CA. Origins and Linguistic History of Cyrus Byington’s and Alfred Wright’s Choctaw Hymns, at National Museum of the American Indian with Edwin Schupman and Mary Linn from July 27, 2015 to August 24, 2015.

Meade, Marie, Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Moses, Theresa, Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Neil-Binion, Denise, Norman, OK. Indigenous Representation at United States Post Offices in Oklahoma: A Case Study, at National Museum of the American Indian with Rose Maria Estevez and Thomas Lera from May 16, 2016 to July 22, 2016.

Nuna, Richard, Charles Andrew Youth Restoration Center. Examining Artifacts and Collections Related to the Innu People, Their Culture and Their History, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from November 20, 2000 through December 8, 2000.

Pepion, Donald D., Blackfeet Community College. Ethnography of the Blackfeet 1830-1870: The Influence of the United States on the Social, Economic, and Political Systems of the Blackfeet, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from July 17, 2000 through August 4, 2000.

Peterson, Melissa Ann, Neah Bay, WA. Makah Basketry According to Men, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from September 10, 2003 through September 30, 2003.

Pitawanakwat, Cecilia J., Wikwemikong, Ontario. A study of the Quillwork, Ribbonwork and Beadwork of the Anishinabek Peoples of the Great Lakes as shown in the evolution of the clothing, footwear and household goods of the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Pottawatomi and Odawa, at the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian with Eric Hollinger and Ann McMullen from February 28, 2005 through March 20, 2005.

Rearden, Alice A., Calista Elders Council. Yup’ik Elders in Museums: Fieldwork turned on it’s head, at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from February 9, 2003 through February 15, 2003.

Redcorn, Jereldine Cross, Norman, OK. CADDO CERAMICS: Shapes, tools, Motifs, building techniques and firing of Caddo Artifacts, at the National Museum of Natural History with Dorothy Lippert from February 6, 2006 through April 14, 2006.

Rogers, Stephanie Anne, Sarnia, Ontario. A study of the Quillwork, Ribbonwork and Beadwork of the Anishinabek Peoples of the Great Lakes as shown in the evolution of the clothing, footwear and household goods of the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Pottawatomi and Odawa, at the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian with Eric Hollinger and Ann McMullen from February 28, 2005 through March 20, 2005.

Simeonoff, Helen Jane, Anchorage, AK. Koniag from Kodak and other Alaskan historical masks., at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from January 17, 1999 through January 25, 1999.

Stevens, Yolanda Hart, Laveen, AZ. Maricopa Material Culture Research, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from October 14, 2001 through October 26, 2001.

Sunn, Dorothea, Laveen, AZ. Maricopa Pottery Research, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from October 14, 2001 through October 26, 2001.

Teba, Velma, Espanola, NM. Traditional Pueblo Embroidery at the National Museum of Natural History with Melissa Powell from October 7, 2013 through October 11, 2013.

Theriault, Marie, Montreal, Canada. In search of a bridge between modern and traditional societies: educational context of an identitary re-reading and reinterpretation of the works of ethnographer Tuscarora JNB Hewitt with the “Haudenosaunee” Iroquois and Mohawk at the National Museum of Natural History with Adam Minakowski from June 19, 2104 through June 30, 2014.

Tommy, Elsie, Anchorage, AK. Yup’ik Women’s Sewing Gathering: Always Preparing Our Men for Success, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Mary Jane Powell from October 29, 2012 through November 02, 2012.

Ulroan, David J., Alaska Vocational Technical Center. Kashunamuit archival hunting equipment., at the National Museum of Natural History with Stephen Loring from April 3, 2000 through April 7, 2000.

Vicenti-Howland, Bernadette L., Jicarilla Apache Tribe Lang & Cultural Institute. Jicarilla Apache Basketry, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from June 20, 2000 through July 10, 2000.

Whitekiller-Drywater, Virginia S., Tahlequah, OK. Cultural Resilience as Viewed Through Cherokee Traditions and Stories, at the National Museum of Natural History with J. David Rogers from June 6, 2009 through June 17, 2009.

Zilliox, Marcus K., Tempe, AZ. Research on Native American Men’s Regalia, Focusing on Decorative Design Motifs Strategies, at the National Museum of Natural History with Joallyn Archambault from August 24, 2002 through September 20, 2002.

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