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The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum: A Case Study of a Tribal Museum in the 21st Century

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dc.contributor.advisor Gatling, Benjamin Denny, Claire
dc.creator Denny, Claire 2021-04-22 2021-10-04T22:09:42Z 2021-10-04T22:09:42Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses a small, tribal museum located on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum is owned and operated by the St. Francis Mission, a religious mission run by the Jesuit Order of the Catholic Church. The paper explores issues of issues of ownership, narrative, authority, and accessibility as they relate to the current relationships of the local museum and the Sicangu Lakota tribe. It considers the extent to which introducing technological resources could help safeguard this museum's vulnerable collection and further its founder’s mission and the tribe’s goals of cultural education and preservation. This thesis presents ways to increase community engagement, capitalize on the opportunities for outside partnerships, and it illustrates steps that to be taken to begin the process of decolonizing the BMLM for the benefit of the St. Francis Mission and most importantly the Sicangu Lakota people. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject museums en_US
dc.subject Native Americans en_US
dc.subject community engagement en_US
dc.subject collection management en_US
dc.subject online resources en_US
dc.subject Rosebud Reservation en_US
dc.title The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum: A Case Study of a Tribal Museum in the 21st Century en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en_US Interdisciplinary Studies en_US George Mason University en_US

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