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AKRON, OHIO Native American cultural artifacts rarely seen in this region will be on display at the University of Akron Center of the History of Psychology. The objects are part of the Jim and Vanita Oelschlager Collection.
The exhibition, "Drums, Tomahawks and the Horse: Native American Cultural Tools," will be introduced with an opening reception on Saturday, September 7 from noon to 4:00 pm at the University of Akron Center for the History of Psychology.
The exhibit will feature drums, tomahawks, shields, headdresses and other tools related to Native American life and the use of the horse. It will highlight artistic expression in objects such as beaded moccasins, painted buffalo robes, decorations with porcupine quills and ledger drawings.
These cultural artifacts represent tools used during the late 1700s to the early 1900s and will be placed in an historical context with maps and timelines of selected events of change in the lives of Native Americans.
“The opening celebration will begin with a traditional Lakota blessing and song by Joey Tiger,”
said Dr. Lynn Metzger, research associate of the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies,
“Native American Lakota traditional dancers will perform with regalia and drums in order to remind us the sacred traditions are still alive. Demonstrations of atlatl throwing and flint knapping will connect us back to prehistoric tools.”
University of Akron Center for the History of Psychology is located at 73 College St. in Akron, Ohio. Running through February 15, the exhibition is open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 pm.
For more information, call 330.972.7285 or visit www.uakron.edu/chp.
posted August 30, 2013 9:50 am edt