June 26, 2017


The UM Common Reading Experience is pleased to announce the following community events to support the reading, study, and discussion of Ten Little Indians.

Fall Convocation | Tuesday, August 23, 7:00p.m. | The Pavillion
Families and friends are welcome to attend.

University of Mississippi Native American Artifacts and Memorabilia  | August 2016 – January 2017 | J.D. Williams Library 2nd floor Display Case
Come by the J.D.Williams Library 2nd floor display case to view an exhibit of original Native American pottery, documents, and other unique items from the University’s Departments of Archies & Special Collections and Sociology & Anthropology. On display until January 5, 2017. Digital transcript available on guides.lib.olemiss.edu/cre2016 under the Common Reading Experience tab.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture | Thursday, September 22, 5:30p.m. |  Bryant 209
Rolena Adorno, Sterling Professor of Spanish, Yale University, “What Does Columbus Day Mean Now?”

Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) | Thursday, September 22 |  TBA
Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist, will give a talk on re-framing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures through media and pop culture.

Banned Books Week Workshop | Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00p.m. | J.D. Williams Library Room 106E
Sherman Alexie’s books have been challenged across the U.S. Learn about other books that are frequently challenged in schools and libraries every year and what you can to prevent book banning.

Making Slavery in the Mississippi Hills: Chickasaw Slaveholders, Race, Religion, and Gender, 1810s-1840s | Thursday, October 13, 12:00p.m. | J.D. Williams Library, Archives & Special Collections Faulkner Room
Bring your lunch and join us for our Fall Lecture Series with Ph.D. candidate, Justin Rogers.

Rowan Oak Excavation | Saturday, October 15, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. | Rowan Oak

This fall, there will be a public archaeology excavation led by University of Mississippi archaeologists and students at Rowan Oak. These excavations will attempt to identify slave quarter remains at this historic plantation site. Done in conjunction with Public Archaeology class.

Department of English Baine Lecture | Monday, October 24, 4:30p.m. | Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Kelly Wisecup, Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University, “Nineteenth-Century Facebook: John Ridge and the Archives of Cherokee Resistance”

Mississippi Choctaw Indians Social DancingThursday, October 27, 11:15a.m.| Union Plaza
Come and witness an exciting demonstration of Social Dancing by members of the only federally recognized tribe in Mississippi:The Choctaw Indians. There will be a time for questions after the half-hour show.

Mississippi Choctaw Indians Stickball DemonstrationThursday, October 27, 12:00p.m.| Union 405
Join us in Union 405 for a cultural overview of how this rugged game has been rooted in tradition for thousands of years. Then grab toli stick and join members of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian tribe in the Grove as they demonstrate the basics of how to play Stickball.

Smoke Signals Film Screening | Monday, November 7, 5:00p.m.| Lamar Room 126
Come watch the award-winning, all-Native American 1998 film production with the Department of Anthropology and the The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. Jeffrey Washburn will lead a discussion after the film. Screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on his short story “This is What it Means to Stay Phoenix, Arizona” from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation | Thursday, November 17, 3:00p.m.| Union Room 405
Join faculty, staff, and students to discuss Native Americans in film, media, and literature. Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement.