Native Americans

Native Americans

1920s

  • February 8, 1928 Pueblo Native Americans

    Pueblo Native Americans give a performance in Pullen Hall including a talk about customs, sand painting, and dance.

1930s

  • 1930 Sam Gurneau

    Nicknamed the "Big Indian," Gurneau (one quarter Ojibwe) was a star athlete in football, basketball, track, and wrestling. He intercepted and ran 65 yards for a touchdown versus Carolina in November of 1930.

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1960s

  • December 17, 1968 "Education of the American Indian"

    Professor Robert Havighurst of the University of Chicago gives a lecture titled "Education of the American Indian" as part of the Symposium series "Man in his Urban Environment"

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1970s

  • April 13, 1973 Tuscarora Indian Protest

    NC State students participated in a march to the Capitol with Tuscarora Indians. They were protesting changes in Robeson County schools, the lack of federal recognition of the tribe, and the name change from Tuscarora to Lumbee. Tribe members spent the night at the Baptist Student Center before marching to the State Capitol.

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  • March 1979 Indian Hobbyists Club

    The Indian Hobbyists Club was started to celebrate Indian history and dance. The club participated in a pow wow organized by the Order of the Arrow, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America.

1980s

  • March 1986 Minority Affairs Bill

    The Minority Affairs Committee was charged to represent the concerns of African-American, Native American, women, the disabled, and the gay and lesbian community on campus.

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1990s

  • 1990 1st Annual Pow Wow

    The First Annual Pow Wow was held in 1990. The Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American culture, including food, dress, and especially dance.

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  • April 5, 1990 1st Annual Cultural Awareness Day

    Cultural Awareness Day was sponsored by the Native American Student Association and included traditional dancers and a medicine man.

  • December 1992 Indian Heritage Month

    Chancellor Larry Monteith and Native American students sign a proclamation naming November Native American Heritage Month. Monteith also discussed a peer mentor program and increased recruitment of Native American students and faculty.

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  • 1994 American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    The NCSU Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society was formed.

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  • 1994 Native American Festival
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  • November 10, 1998 Native American 10 Commandments

    The Native American 10 Commandments are posted in the Technician

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  • March 1, 1999 Native American Student Association

    Three organizations, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Native American Student Association, and the Society of Native American Culture merge under one name, the Native American Student Association.

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2000s

  • 2001 Office of Native American Student Affairs Established
  • May 1, 2001 Phi Sigma Nu

    The NCSU Chapter of Phi Sigma Nu (Native American fraternity) was chartered.

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  • August 17, 2001 1st Annual Native American Symposium

    Organized by the Office of Native American and Hispanic Affairs, the Native American Symposium offered information for incoming freshmen including how to navigate campus and financial aid.

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  • September 21-22, 2001 Building Stronger Native Leaders for Our Future Conference

    The NCSU Chapter of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society hosts the conference in Talley Student Center. Activities included a career fair, presentations, campus tours, and a pow wow.

  • November 5, 2001 Proclamation Presented to Chancellor Fox

    Members of the Native American Student Association and American Indian Science and Engineering Society present Chancellor Marye Anne Fox with a framed copy of a proclamation naming November Indian Heritage Month. Governor Mike Easley signed the proclamation.

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  • November 7, 2002 Indian Heritage Month

    Governor Mike Easley declares November Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina. Native American Student Association members present Chancellor Marye Anne Fox with a copy of Easley's proclamation.

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  • November 14 - 16, 2002 Annual Native American Recruitment Weekend

    High School students from Native American communities visit campus.

  • November 18, 2003 Indian Mascots : What's All the Hype About?

    The Office of Native American Student Affairs sponsors this panel discussion.

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  • November 8, 2004 Native American Forum

    The Native American Forum "Language and Identity" hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs and CHASS.

  • February 2005 Sigma Omicron Epsilon

    The NCSU Chapter of Sigma Omicron Epsilon (Native American sorority) was chartered.

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  • 2008 Native American Studies Minor

    The minor in Native American Studies was established in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • 2008 Native American Culture Night

    Native American Culture Night is an annual event sponsored by the Native American Student Association.

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  • April 2008 18th Annual Pow Wow

    Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, the Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American culture, including food, dress, and especially dance.

  • DefaultTicket table at NC State's Native American Student Association Pow Wow
  • 2009 Native American Heritage Month
  • DefaultNorth Carolina State University, Native American Heritage Month Schedule, November 2009
  • April 2009 19th Annual Pow Wow
  • DefaultWoman in traditional dress holding baby at NC State's Native American Student Association Pow Wow

2010s

  • April 2010 20th Annual Pow Wow

    Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, the Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American culture, including food, dress, and especially dance.

  • DefaultCeremony at NC State's Native American Student Association Pow Wow
  • April 1, 2017 Oral Histories of Native American Students

    NCSU Libraries' Wolf Tales program records the personal stories of students attending the 2017 Pow Wow.