Elevating Native Identities in the Historical Record


In this presentation, Jerry Simmons, External Agency Liaison to SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) at the National Archives and Record Administration; Jennifer O'Neal, Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at University of Oregon; and Michael Pahn, Head Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian highlight new ways in which information professionals are leading cooperative efforts to reveal and promote Native American’s identity and their social networks through enhanced access to original materials. Panelists discuss emerging standards and tools that aim to improve representation of Native people and communities in the historical record.This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.