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Gallery Talk:

People Will Know Our Names

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

Hinchcliff Reception Hall

Reception and gallery talk with fifth-generation Diné weaver Linda Teller Pete

5:00 Welcome and Reception
5:30 Gallery Talk

Lynda Teller Pete is a fifth-generation Diné weaver from the Newcomb and Two Grey Hills areas of the Navajo Nation. In conjunction with the exhibition Dancers of the Nightway: Ceremonial Imagery in Navajo Weaving, Pete will share her personal history and deep knowledge of Diné weavings with our campus and community audiences. Although many of the weavers from this exhibition remain unidentified, their traditions and voices live on through the stories and textiles of their descendants. 

Co-sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc., Amherst College Department of American Studies, Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Mount Holyoke College History Department, University of Massachusetts Department of History, and Mount Holyoke College Office of the Dean of the College .