FROM THE AIANTA STAFF, THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 15TH ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN TOURISM CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!
From left to right: Camille Ferguson, Virginia Salazar-Halfmoon, Sandra Anderson, Recording Artist Martha Redbone, Liz Anderson, Sherrie Bowman, Gail Chehak
AIANTA is a nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses organized in 1999 to advance Indian Country tourism. The Association is made up of member tribes from six regions: Eastern, Plains, Midwest, Southwest, Pacific, and Alaska. The purpose of the Association is to serve as the voice and resource for its constituents in advancing tourism, assist tribes in creating infrastructure and capacity, provide technical assistance, training and educational resources to tribes, tribal organizations and tribal members.
American Indians and the Civil War
From left to right: Julia Washburn, National Park Service Associate Director of Interpretation and Education, DOI Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, and AIANTA President Mary Jane Ferguson (Photo credit: Tami Heilemann)
In a groundbreaking promise to include Native stories in the 150th anniversary commemoration of America’s Civil War, the National Park Service partnered with AIANTA, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education and Eastern National to produce a cultural heritage interpretive handbook entitled, American Indians and the Civil War. The book focuses on illustrative Civil War and post-Civil War experiences of Native people in various regions of America. The authors are respected Native and non-Native history scholars.
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