March 1 AIA Lecture Explores Native American-EuroAmerican Missouri River Frontier
Program begins at 2:00 PM

The Omaha-Lincoln Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) chapter, in partnership with the Department of Fine & Performing Arts (Art History) at Creighton University, and Art History at University of Nebraska-Lincoln continues its exceptional programming with another free public lecture.

“The Archaeology of the Late 18th- and Early 19th-Century Native American-Euroamerican Missouri River Frontier”
presented by Rob Bozell, Nebraska State Archaeologist

Europeans first came into direct contact with eastern Nebraska Native American in the early 1700s. This sparked a dramatic period in Great Plains history punctuated by exploration, commerce, conflict, and ultimately, the near total collapse of tribal lifeways that had been in place for close to a thousand years. This illustrated talk examines the archeological ruins of Nebraska fur trading posts, military installations, and Native American earth lodge villages that have helped to tell this story.

Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893), The Bellevue Agency, 1833, watercolor on paper. Gift of Enron Art Foundation, 1986. Joslyn Art Museum.

is the Nebraska State Archeologist and works for History Nebraska. He received BA and MA degrees in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been actively involved in archeological research and cultural resource management in Nebraska and surrounding states for 40 years. His professional and research interests have focused on the central and northern Great Plains and include: late pre-contact and post-contact Native American archeology, subsistence and environmental change, fur trade archeology, repatriation, and tribal consultation.

Founded in 1879, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, in recognition of its role in the development and passage of the Antiquities Act, which Theodore Roosevelt signed into law that year. Today, the AIA remains committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future. The Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, chartered in 1995, provides the residents of Nebraska and western Iowa opportunities to attend lectures by prominent international, national, and local archaeologists.