Nimachia Hernandez

WSRP Research Associate 2008-2009

Research project

Blackfoot Women in the Religious Life on the Western Frontier: Changing Roles and Maintaining Traditions

This project investigates women's roles in Blackfoot society, both prior to colonization and in subsequent times, particularly in ceremonial aspects, since this area reflects the religious roots for how gender is interpreted and practiced in Blackfoot traditions. How are traditional gender roles, as defined by the Blackfoot religious system, being changed, and what is being maintained, especially in relation to women's roles?

WSRP lecture

From Sacred to Servant: The Conversion of the Indigenous Woman in the West

Course

HDS 3737: Gender, Cosmology, and Ritual in Native American Society (Spring 2009)