Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass hosts 34th annual Native American Powwow

By Melisa Joseph

April 21, 2015

The University of Massachusetts hosted its 34th annual Native American Powwow Saturday at the Curry Hicks Cage. The event was hosted by the Center for Multicultural Advancement for Student Success, the Josephine White Eagle...

Grant of $206,500 awarded to study Native American traditions

By Julia McLaughlin

November 19, 2014

Sonya Atalay, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, recently received a $206,500 New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study Native American language and traditions....

UMass architecture students design community center for local Native American tribe

By David Barnstone

November 26, 2013

In two adjacent studios on the top floor of the Fine Arts Center, architecture students at the University of Massachusetts have been designing a community center for a group of Native Americans with strong ties to a plot of land in central Massachusetts. Students i...

UMass returns Native American remains after 88 years

By Katherine Clark

March 7, 2013

The University of Massachusetts is in the final stages of repatriating the remains of 64 Native American individuals who were excavated in 1925 by F.B. Loomis, a professor of geology at Amherst College at the time. The remains...

Art exhibit symbolizes border between

By Brian Canova

April 21, 2011

From afar, bicyclists slow as they inch up, peer around the corner and disappear behind the fence while disrupted foot traffic files in and out one by one. They approach what appears to be a construction site and hear the sounds of Native American ceremonial hymns, with the clankin...