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New Exhibit in McIntyre Library Celebrates Native American Awareness Month

RELEASED: April 8, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites the campus community and the public to visit a new exhibit that will be on display April 18-30 in the main entrance to McIntyre Library.

Planned in conjunction with Native American Awareness Month, the exhibit celebrates the creativity, talents, and resilience of those that came before us through the exploration of three topics: "The Great Dakotah War," "The Hopi: A People of Peace," and "The American Indian Tipi: Its History and Place in the Chippewa Valley." The display will feature informational story boards, photos, books, contemporary art and artifacts such as pre-Columbian pottery, baskets, Kachina dolls and weavings.

Andrew Anton, of UW-Eau Claire's Office of Multicultural Affairs Gear Up program, designed the exhibit. He hopes people will come to discover how many poles a tipi has and why they were in the Chippewa Valley; where the longest continuously inhabited village in North America is located; and where to find the site of the largest mass execution in U. S. history. Anton has been involved in Native American programming in various ways since 1980.

For more information, contact Anton at (715) 836-5826 or antonag@uwec.edu.

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