Press Release I Berlin, 4 June 2019

Against the current: Francis La Flesche and the “UMÓⁿHOⁿ” (Omaha).

The Humboldt Forum will launch five temporary exhibitions in late 2020, including one conjointly with the Nebraska Indian Community College and members of the Umóⁿhoⁿ, one of 573 federally recognised Native Nations in the United States located in North-eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Representatives are currently on their second working visit to Berlin. A press workshop conversation with them today provided some preliminary insights into the principle of the temporary exhibitions and the specific preparations being made for them. All those interested can engage in a personal dialogue with representatives of the NICC and Umóⁿhoⁿ on 6 June 2019 as part of the Long Night of Ideas.

 

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Against the current: Francis La Flesche and the “UMÓⁿHOⁿ” (Omaha).
Press Release I Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss I 4 June 2019
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Objects from the La Flesche collection in the depot of the Ethnological Museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Dahlem
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Visiting the depot Representatives of the Omaha in the depot of the Ethnological Museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Dahlem. In the foreground: objects from the La Flesche collection
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Omaha representatives visiting the room on the 2nd floor of the Humboldt Forum where the exhibition on Francis La Flesche and the Umóⁿhoⁿ (Omaha) will be shown from the end of 2020
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Pierre Merrick, descendant of Francis La Flesche, during a workshop in Dahlem
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