Students enrolled in ANTH390: Indigenous Archaeologies have worked diligently to tell the story of the Blackhawk collection, which consists of over 400 archaeological and ethnographic objects acquired by John R. Cressy during the early twentieth century as part of his Toronto-based business called the Blackhawk Indian Remedy Company.
The objects and labels displayed are informed by a critical approach, which seeks to bring to light the complicated history of twentieth century anthropological collecting practices. Throughout their displays, students have worked to challenge standard museum display conventions and incorporate Indigenous voices, theoretical perspectives, and critiques.
We hope you will join us for this exciting student exhibition on Wednesday December 7th, 2022.
Student presentations and Q&A will run from 2:10PM-3:30PM.
Exhibition viewing and reception will run from 3:30PM-5:00PM.