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Title:
Wampum in Museum Collections: Tracking Broken Chains of Custody
When:
 12:30PM - 01:30PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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WampumThursday, October 2, 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Lecture
Wampum in Museum Collections: Tracking Broken Chains of Custody
Wampum belts are identified by federal legislation as iconic items of indigenous cultural patrimony, yet wampum in museum collections often appears to be only vaguely identifiable. For decades, collectors and curators represented these wampum belts as valuable antiquities, abstract art objects, and relics of vanished Indians—false representations that concealed historical origins and encouraged the physical alienation of tribal patrimony. In this lecture, Dr. Margaret Bruchac (Abenaki), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, combines archival research with Indigenous consultation to recover far more coherent understandings of colonial events and Indigenous objects, past and present. Presented by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Free admission.

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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