From Isolation to War: Native American Veteran Story Quilts
November 1 - December 31
Art on display Nov.-Dec.
Center for the Study of the American South aka “The Love House” 410 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Everyone welcome; Free admission
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Study of the American South, Department of American Studies, North Carolina Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities
For more info, please refer to the CSAS website: http://south.unc.edu/2017/09/26/native-veteran-storyquilts/
Drop by the CSAS and check out our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina’s eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of lived experience and material culture from the American South. Their stories from World War II through ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan reflect the strength and complications of patriotism, as well as the struggles that sometimes continue after leaving the combat zone.
This project was conceived and directed by Karen Harley, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian tribe. The exhibit is made possible with funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.