Dr. Brooke Bauer - OSA Lecture Series

A World of Transformation: The Lives of Catawba Indian Women, 1746 - 1840


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Presenter: Dr. Brooke Bauer, Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Dr. Bauer is a citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation of South Carolina and her research concentrates specifically on the ways in which Catawba Indian women created, promoted, and preserved a Catawba identity as they adapted to the changes occurring inside and outside Catawba tribal boundaries during the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century. Her talk looks at women's intimate relationship to Catawba land through their shared history, kinship connections, and their economic productivity. Focusing on these three characteristics, one can see historical continuities in Catawba ways of building a nation through the actions of women.


She Changed the World and Trowel Blazers: Women Making History

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The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. As part of a national campaign to commemorate this historic event, North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) is coordinating a campaign titled “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers” March 2019, continuing through November 2020. For our campaign, we want to celebrate the achievements of ALL North Carolina women and illuminate North Carolinian women's pivotal role in breaking down barriers in North Carolina and the nation. In honor of this campaign, the Office of State Archaeology will highlight the accomplishments of women in North Carolina archaeology as “Trowel Blazers: Women Making History.