Why minor in Native American Studies?
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Meadowcroft Rock Shelter
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, West Virginia Division of Culture
Alcoa Hall of American Indians, Carnegie Museum
Ohio State University Newark Earthworks Center
Newark, Ohio Ancient Earthworks
Ohio Serpent Mound
Council of three Rivers American Indian Center – West Virginia office
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
American Indian Studies Association
Native American Rights Fund
NCAI, National Congress of American Indians
Harvard Honoring Nations Program, Kennedy School of Economics
Bureau of Indian Affairs
National Museum of the American Indian
The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010 U.S. Census Report
Indian Country Today Media Network
Indigenous Language Institute
Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, Museums
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison
The Medicine Wheel
The iconic NAS medicine wheel was designed by the late WVU Professor Emeritus Urban Couch (of Cherokee descent), a longstanding member of the NAS Committee.
The four points of the medicine wheel represent the cardinal directions and the four Great Powers of the wheel; the wheel represents universal harmony.
Professor Couch, former Chair of WVU’s Division of Art, was an award-winning visual artist, curator, and educator.
CHECK OUT OUR FALL CLASSES--
Intro to Native American Studies
(on campus and online)
- Working in Indian Country
- Carlisle Indian School Legacies
- Native Leaders in Action
- (special topics courses: https://nas.wvu.edu/students/special-topic-courses
The Peace Tree Ceremony will be in the GLUCK THEATER, Mountainlair, due to rain forecast. Please join us:
Thurs., Sept. 26,
evening public lecture:
"The Seneca & the Great Law of Peace" at 7:00 p.m., Gluck Theater
Mr. Jamie Jacobs, Turtle Clan, Tonawanda Seneca, a descendant of historic Seneca leaders, serves his community as a ceremonial custodian, language instructor at Tonawanda Nation School, and cultural educator. In addition, he works for the Rochester (New York) Museum and Science Center, Rock Foundation. His numerous efforts support the preservation of Seneca culture, language, and traditions.
Mr. Jacobs will preside at the 2019 annual WVU Peace Tree Ceremony Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m., telling the story of the coming of the Peacemaker, who brought about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.
The Peace Tree is located between Martin Hall & E. Moore Hall. Rain location: Gluck Theater, Mountainlair Student Union.
Mr. Jacobs’s public lecture, ”The Seneca and the Great Law of Peace" is at 7:00 p.m. in the Gluck Theater, Mountainlair Student Union. A welcome reception begins in the theater foyer at 6:30pm.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Mr. Blaine Tallchief, Seneca Faithkeeper
and member of both the Newtown and Coldspring Longhouse, will perform traditional Seneca music and offer an invocation as part of the Peace Tree ceremony and public lecture. Originally from the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Mr. Tallchief and his family live on the Allegany reservation.
“Canaan,” a red-tailed hawk, will be presented courtesy of the the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia.