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Native American Studies
Albuquerque, NM, March 2001

 The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association-American Culture Association
 March 7-11,  2001 
 Sheraton Oldtown Hotel
 Albuquerque, NM

 Native American Studies is a growing, interdisciplinary area,
encompassing all aspects of Native American Indian cultures, including,
but not limited to, literature, history, anthropology, archaeology,
religion, philosophy, music, and theatre.  The Native Studies section of
The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association-American Culture
Association invites proposals for papers and panels from all disciplines
of Native Studies for its annual conference to be held March 7-11, 2001 at
the Sheraton Oldtown Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.

Last year there were eleven Native Studies panels: "Native Iconographies:  
Cultural Encounters over Graphic Art, Architecture, and Archaelogy";
"Spirits and Questions of Place"; "The Cultural Politics of Identity";
"Place, Hypertext, and Indian Education"; "The Fiction of Louis Owens";
"Mapping and Mediating Borders"; "Native American Studies: On the Path
Home"; "The Media and the Messages"; "Mediating the Sacred in Native
Literature"; "Allotment, Identity, and Race Relations in Indian
Territory"; and "American Indians Past and Present: Applications from
Ethnohistory."  Additionally, Native Studies papers were read in other
sections such as those on Southwestern American Literature, Race and the
Southwest, and Captivity Narratives.  Duane Niatum, internationally-known
Klallam poet, gave a wonderful poetry reading for our special event.  
This year looks quite promising as well.

The meeting in Albuquerque draws a wonderful group of scholars.  We are
very lucky to again be able to use the Sheraton, an elegant Southwestern
hotel located within walking distance of Albuquerque's Historic Old Town,
containing over two hundred shops, restaurants, art galleries, the
Albuquerque Museum and New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

Please send abstracts of around 200 words in length to
(Kimberly Roppolo, McLennan Community College, Liberal Arts Division, 1400
College Drive, Waco, TX, 76708, USA, phone +1-254-299-8000, FAX