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YGM’s Career Series – MT Native Peoples
November 24, 2020 @ 1:30pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 1, 2020
Career Webinar Series Focuses on Clovis Child
The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is hosting a free eight-session live career webinar series, “Montana Native Peoples: Perspectives on the Clovis Child,” this fall. Designed to inspire high school, tribal college, and university students and educators, the museum also invites others interested in the history of Park County to register for the series. (Visit yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org/webinars-programs or watch for links on museum’s Facebook page.) The webinars explore the work of science and humanities professionals who have worked to gain an understanding of the Anzick Site in Park County, Montana, the skills necessary to become a professional in their field, and their day-to-day work. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions. The presentations will be uploaded to the museum’s YouTube channel soon after recording.
The “Clovis Child” refers to the 12,600 year-old Anzick Site in Park County—the oldest Clovis-era burial site in North America. Since it was first discovered in the 1960s, the site and the remains of the child buried there have been the focus of archaeological and scientific study, including DNA analysis. The child’s remains were reburied and repatriated at the site in 2014, amid much controversy centered on the need for tribal consultation prior to the study of the site, the associated artifacts, and the child’s remains.
All live webinars are held on Tuesdays, 1:30pm.
• Oct. 20: Historian Crystal Alegria and “Community History through the Lens of the Anzick Site”
• Oct. 27: Anthropologist Samuel Stockton (Stocky) White, Ph.D., “A Summary of the Anzick Site History”
• Nov. 3: Sr. Research Specialist Dr. Sarah Anzick, Rocky Mountain Labs, “North America’s Ancient Past: A Personal Journey”
• Nov. 10: Geogeneticist Eske Willerslev, “From Siberia to the Americas and Beyond: Becoming an Evolutionary Geneticist”
• Nov. 17: State Archaeologist Jessica Bush, “Archaeology, Human Remains, and the State Historic Preservation Office”
• Nov. 24: Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Duane Reid, “The Anzick Site and My Work as a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer”
• Dec. 1: Curator of Collections Amanda Trum, Montana Historical Society, “Preserving and Interpreting History: A Curatorial Perspective”
The online webinar series is the first phase of a larger exhibit project. Because staff and volunteers could not travel to Montana reservations and meet with tribal members face-to-face due to the pandemic, the museum is offering the webinar series. Funded by a grant from Humanities Montana, the series began October 13 and continues through December 1. We are grateful to the Montana Office of Public Instruction for promoting the series and for additional support.
For more background information, search for MT Office of Public Instruction and Project Archaeology’s curriculum: Investigating the First Peoples, The Clovis Child Burial. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Reinhart at 222-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.