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Native American Studies Center

USCL Celebrates Animals
in Native American Art and Culture

Most Americans are familiar with the Hollywood image of the Plains Indian on horseback hunting the buffalo, whose entire body from horn to hoof will be used by the hunter and his family for food, clothing, and shelter.  But how have Native Americans in the Carolinas historically made use of animals in their culture and art, and what has been their relationship to the animals around them?  And what might non-Indians learn from these relationships?  These questions will be considered in a new exhibit on the campus of USC Lancaster.  “Honoring the Animal” highlights the roles of animals in Catawba and Cherokee pottery and oral tradition.  The exhibit also features the work of Pauline Foss, a non-Native painter influenced and trained by Native American artists. 

On June 20th, USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center will host an opening reception for this exhibit and offer a day of family-friendly programs designed to honor the animals featured in the exhibit.  This event, which is free and open to the public, will include performances by Catawba and Cherokee storytellers who will share myths, legends, and tales featuring local animals.  USCL Native American Studies faculty will be on hand to share stories, discuss animals in Catawba language, and demonstrate primitive hunting techniques.   Staff members from the Catawba Science Center will offer programs on reptiles and will bring along some special four-legged as well as legless guests.  The Catawba Cultural Center dance and drum group will perform, and potters will demonstrate traditional Catawba pottery-making.  Representatives from local organizations who work to protect animals and their environment will also be on hand. 

Refreshments will be provided by Wags and Wishes Coffee Shop.  Programs begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m.  At 5:00, featured artist Pauline Foss will discuss her work and kick off the evening’s gallery reception.  All events will be held in the Bradley Building on the campus of USC Lancaster.

For more information, contact Brittany Taylor, exhibit curator, at 803-313-7000 or Dr. Stephen Criswell, Director of Native American Studies, at 803-313-7108.

USC Lancaster Native American Studies is supported in part through funds from the Duke Energy Foundation, the SC Arts Commission, and the Educational Foundation of USCL.


Honoring the Animals Day

June 20, 2009

Agenda

Various centers and local individuals who honor and protect animals will have tables set up throughout The Bradley Building all day.

9:00 a.m.       An Interactive Lecture on Storytelling by Dr. Nicol Auguste

10:00 a.m.    “Reptiles Revealed” Program by the Catawba Science Center

11:00 a.m.    Cherokee Animal Stories by Dr. Will Goins

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Primitive Weapons Demonstration by Chris Judge

12:00 p.m.   A Vegetarian Lunch catered by Dawn Wagner of Wags and Wishes Cafe

1:00 p.m.      Catawba Drum and Dance presented by the Catawba Cultural Center

2:00p.m.      Pottery Demo by Beckee Garris of the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project

3:00 p.m.      “Reptiles Revealed” Program by the Catawba Science Center

4:00 p.m.      Animals in Catawba Language Program by Claudia Priest

5:00 p.m.      Guest Artist Lecture by Pauline Foss

6:00 p.m.     Guided tour of the Honoring the Animal Exhibit by its curator Brittany Taylor

6:30 p.m.     Artist Reception and Opening of Honoring the Animal Exhibit


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