Peter Nabokov, professor of world arts and cultures at the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, will present on his writing and his research into Ojibwe architecture, Oct. 16 at Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center.
Nabokov’s presentation, “Indian Running,” shares a name with his book of the same title on Native American history and tradition. It will be held from 10-11:15 a.m. in the AIRC’s Gathering Place, and is open free to the public.
As an anthropologist and a writer, Nabokov has conducted ethnographic and ethnohistorical research with Native American communities throughout North America.
He is the author of numerous articles and reports and has published eight books, including “Indian Running,” “Native American Testimony: From Prophecy to the Present 1442 – 1992,” and “Native American Architecture.”
In 1990-91, Nabokov received an Indo-U.S. Sub-commission Fellowship to study in South India. He recently served on the anthropology faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is continuing his research on the vernacular architecture of South India in addition to his American Indian studies in the plains, California and in the Southwest.
Currently, Nabokov is completing two books on the relationship between American Indians and Yellowstone National Park, a third trade book on American Indian sacred geography and a new book, “A Forest of Time: American Indian Ways of History was recently published.”
Nabokov has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree from Goddard College and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nabokov’s appearance is sponsored by Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center.
• Stephanie Hendricks, American Indian Resource Center; (218) 755-2032
• Peter Nabokov