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Why Treaties Matter: Event info




Image from University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

This guide provides background information relevant to the Why Treaties Matter exhibit, visiting Founder's Hall from April 25 - May 15.

  “Why Treaties Matter” Exhibit

  • April 25 to May 15

    Founder’s Hall Reception Area

  Exhibit Opening Ceremony

  • April 28, 2016 6-8PM

    Founder’s Hall Reception and Founder’s Hall Auditorium

  The Significance of Treaties

  • May 12, lecture 6-8 PM

    Location: TBA

    Dr. David Wilkins (Lumbee Nation and McKnight Presidential Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota)

  Exhibit Description:

  • The “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit is designed to be an educational tool to bring understanding about how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous people of this area, and why those binding agreements still matter today. Education on this topic is key to narrowing the achievement gap for American Indian students. The Exhibit contains 20 large banners and a touch screen interactive TV with videos; the videos contain interviews and stories to bring a narrative to the exhibit.  The Treaties Matter website is
  For questions about the exhibit and related events, contact Dr. Margaret Vaughan,