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Art History Colloquium: Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, American Studies

April 21, 2017 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

“Kiowa Painters:  Innovation in Art and Dance, 1928-1940”

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote’s research interests center upon American Indian history, material, and expressive culture. Her current project, a book manuscript based on her dissertation, entitled “Envisioning Nationhood:  Kiowa Expressive Culture 1875-1939,” argues that expressive culture (beadwork, metalwork, painting, and dance) is a vital location through which the Kiowa, a tribe in Oklahoma have created, maintained, and reformulated the boundaries and bonds of their nation.  She has also done research on nineteenth century Plains ledger drawings examining intercultural interactions featured in Southern Plains pictorial art.

Before joining the faculty in American Studies, she earned a Carolina Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity.  She was also awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota and the Charles A. Eastman Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

Refreshments will be provided.


Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map