In 1990, Congress established November as Native American Heritage Month in order to celebrate the first Americans. Missouri State University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November with a variety of events.
The Cherokee Nighthawks Stickball team from Talequah, Oklahoma, will demonstrate a game of Cherokee stickball at 3 p.m. at the South Mall (Strong Hall). Cherokee stickball is one of the ancestral forms of modern LaCrosse.
Florice Pearce will give a presentation on recent archaeological work on Native American sites in the Ozarks. The presentation “A Study of Plentiful Ivy Site and Other Selected Upland Sites in Southern Missouri.” will take place at 7 p.m. at the MSU Center for Archaeological Research, 622 S Kimbrough Ave, Springfield.
Student Activities Council will present a special showing of “Little Big Man” at 9 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This film, made in 1970, stars Dustin Hoffman and contrasts the lives of early American Pioneers and Native Americans.
The Union Club will host a Native American Lunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Union Club, PSU, Room 400. Traditional and popular Native American dishes will be served.