Gathering of Veterans Powwow 2013

Students from the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Healing, Birthing, Dying courses, as well as students from Anthro Club, attended the Gathering of  Veterans Powwow at Seven Circles Heritage Center on Saturday, September 21st, 2013.

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Members of the healing class met with Margo Danger, a hollow bones healer

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Students helped facilitate a child’s village, featuring an authentic tipi, a dream catcher building station, and a walking stick decorating station

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Students enjoy a break for lunch

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As the guests of honor, veterans are celebrated in the dance circle

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Students observed and participated in the dance circle

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Marty Stomping Elk, a pipe carrier and fire keeper, taught students about the Spirit Fire and the Pipe Ceremony

For more information about 7 Circles Heritage Center you can visit their website:

*Photos were provided by Professor Gearhart

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Updates from 9/19 Meeting

Members of Anthro Club will be meeting up tonight at 6:15 to go out to dinner at Puran. Meet at Young Main Desk at 6:15 if you are interested in coming along or contact Nora Peterson for more details.

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Upcoming Events

I am excited to announce some very exciting upcoming events this semester!


Graduate School Info Session with Professors Gearhart and Springwood

Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM (location TBA)


PowWow at Seven Circles Heritage Center

Saturday, September 21st from 9 AM to 9 PM


Homecoming Wine & Cheese Event for Anthropology/Sociology Majors and Alumae

Saturday, October 12th from 5 -6 PM


Lecture by John Comaroff, Professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University

Thursday, October 31st in Beckman Auditorium at 4 PM

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Welcome to IWU Anthropology!

This blog is meant to provide information for students interested in anthropology.

Information for 2013-2014 Academic Year

Our first official meeting will be on Thursday, September 5th, at 6:00 in the Underground.

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