History Forum Talk by Prof. Rosalyn LaPier

April 1, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki A-201

This talk addresses how Native Americans (notably the Blackfeet of the northern Great Plains) got their names, such as Mad Plume, Aims Back, Spotted Bear and No Runner. Where did these names come from and what do they really mean? Understanding naming and names provides insights for scholars seeking to better understand what Native Americans thought about their relationship to the supernatural and the natural worlds.

Event Sponsor
Department of History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Peter Hoffenberg, 956-8497, peterh@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/history/

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