While Americans have been celebrating Native American Awareness Month for less than a hundred years, it’s no exaggeration to say that we honor ourselves by recognizing the impact and importance of the Native American cultures.
Those cultures are being explored at Colorado State University, and a highlight of the month’s events is tonight’s discussion with University of Michigan professor Philip Deloria, author of the award-winning Indians in Unexpected Places and Playing Indian, which was chosen as the Fort Collins History Museum’s November book-club selection. Deloria is of Dakota Sioux heritage, and his talk is titled “Crossing the (Indian) Color Line: A Family History.” Like his books, his discussion examines the representation of Native Americans in today’s society.
Deloria’s free lecture takes place in Yates Hall, Room 104, on the CSU campus at 7 p.m. Call 491-1332.