Student Exhibit: "Hidden Histories: The Blackhawk Collection"

When and Where

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 2:10 pm to 5:00 pm
AP 130
Anthropology Building, University of Toronto
19 Ursula Franklin Street


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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Information

University of Toronto, Department of Anthropology


19 Ursula Franklin Street