Shattering the Silences: The Right to Pray: The Sun Dance, Factionalism, and Religious Suppression among the Kiowa

Dr. William Meadows is a Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology department on campus and research focus on Indian code talkers, Plains Indian military societies, Plains Indian ethnohistory, Kiowa orthography etc.

This talk will examine the attempt to hold a religious ceremony in a Native American community in Oklahoma and the subsequent legal events that occurred. Dr. Meadows will also address aspects of Native American law, court systems, tribal sovereignty, gender, ethnicity, religion, civil rights, and the legal ramifications of this case.

“Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” Native American Proverb

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Cheek Hall 102