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Academic Adventurer Lecture Series with Dr. Sharity Bassett
Friday, March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UWM’s Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs which give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear about their colleagues adventures abroad and afield.
Talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library. Free and open to the public!
Upcoming Academic Adventurers Lectures
March 3, 2023 – Dr. Sharity Basset, American Indian Student Center Manager, Visiting Assistant Professor, Women & Gender Studies: “Mapping Land History: Collaborating with the Oglala Lakota Nation on Land Research.”
Dr. Sharity Bassett and two undergraduate research assistants, Steph Fones and Audrey Creary-De La Cruz travelled to the Oglala Lakota Nation at Pine Ridge Reservation in January to meet with Tribal President, Frank Star Comes Out, about a book of historical plat maps of Pine Ridge. Bassett and two colleagues from South Dakota State University, Drs. Dale Potts and Weiwei Zhang have been working with the plat maps from 1936 since 2019, geo-referencing the 140 maps and cross-referencing them with information obtained from the South Dakota State Archives, NARA rolls, and county Records of Deeds offices. In early January, Bassett, Fones, and Creary-De La Cruz met with Star Comes Out and a few of his cabinet to relay early findings. This meeting was met with an invitation to share the findings with the Oglala Tribal Council, which Bassett did in early February.
This presentation will share some of the findings as well as narratives from students’ perspectives on learning research methods through Indigenous methodological lenses.
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