Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center

Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center The Baxoje Wosgaci Ioway Tribal Museum and Culture Center's purpose is to serve as the memory of the Northern Ioway people, our history, culture and land.
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Baxoje Wosgą Ci (Chi): Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center Baxoje (BAH-kho-jay): "People of the Gray Snow" (Ioway/Iowa Tribe) Wosgą (WOE-shka (nasalized "a")): Traditions, Way of Doing Things, Habit, Attitude Ci (Chi) (CHEE): Lodge, House, Dwelling, Building MUSEUM MISSION STATEMENT. The Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center (in Ioway: Baxoje Wosgąci) educates tribal members and the general public about the history, language, genealogy, traditions, and culture of the Iowa/Ioway tribe, and its lands, traditional and historic, including both natural and cultural resources, in order to perpetuate and preserve our culture and land for future generations. INFORMATION We see ourselves as a place for Ioway Tribal Memory and Reclamation of Identity as Ioway. The museum was started in a small empty building the tribe was no longer using. Built in 1940 through CCC-ID from the WPA era, by the community using locally-quarried limestone. The tribe let the culture program/THPO use it, and pays the utilities. Had a museum professional come in and give recommendations on lighting, climate controls, security, etc. The executive committee and elders advisory council provide governance, with THPO (me) as curator and main instigator. The museum development so far is just done in increments we can pay for as we go, off donations, NPS THPO money, and FCC Section 106 review fees. Not overgrowing our limited resources, and building community support. It's a place for our culture workshops, language classes, and research. Currently getting advice from Reuben Noah (who worked for the Smithsonian and just got hired as curator for the BIA) on policies and procedures for collections and cataloguing. We are developing partnerships with the St. Joseph Museums and with the Mah-hush-kah Historical Society/Museum in White Cloud, among many others. Also we are joining the American Association for State and Local History and Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, for archival/curatorial training and achieving standards. Ultimately would be aiming for accreditation so we can look at loans of Ioway items from other museums, and building a curator/conservation facility in partnership with other institutions, perhaps at the old Mission by Highland. Step by step.

KSHPO - Kansas State Historic Preservation Office
04/16/2016

KSHPO - Kansas State Historic Preservation Office

We have quite a diverse set of properties to be considered at the next Historic Sites Board of Review (http://www.kshs.org/14633)! One of the properties is the 1940 Iowa Tribe Community Building near White Cloud. This is the first Tribal Historic Preservation Officer-nominated property in the state of Kansas! Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska-official
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The Iowa Tribe Community Building was completed in 1940 on tribal lands of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska reservation, about five miles west of White Cloud. The 1.5-story stone community building was constructed by tribal members as part of the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps – Indian Division (CCC-ID), a subset of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The building has served the needs of the Iowa Tribe community over the years as a meeting place for cultural and social events. The three-acre property includes a windbreak to the west of the building that was constructed in 1940 also by the CCC-ID.

1. It is legal to hunt for artifacts on private land; it is illegal to hunt for artifacts everywhere else.2. What is leg...
04/12/2016
Globe Gazette

1. It is legal to hunt for artifacts on private land; it is illegal to hunt for artifacts everywhere else.
2. What is legal is not the same thing as what is right (ethical)
3. Hunting for artifacts and removing them from a site is like tearing a page or a word out of a book; they lose their meaning, you can't read the book anymore.
4. Sending artifacts as gifts, that is an egregious wrong that removes our cultural heritage from our country, and supports the criminal trade in international artifacts which harms the heritage of our country
5. What about the actual descendants of the people who made these artifacts? Native Americans? How do we feel about artifact collection and those sacred items leaving our land forever?

Winnebago County arrowhead hunters are sharing their finds with Navy Lt. Commander Chaldon Wooge, who is stationed in Afghanistan. The arrowheads, which represent Wooge's home region, are given as gifts to Afghan natives.

02/09/2016

Baxoje Wosgą Ci (Chi): Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center
=The Museum/Culture Center is open Saturdays, noon-4 pm. It may be closed for cultural events or bad weather.
=Language and Culture Study Group is on Saturdays, 1-2 pm. Sometimes a workshop may be scheduled for Saturdays instead.
=If you are traveling from a distance to visit, please message ahead to confirm.

Baxoje (BAH-kho-jay): "People of the Gray Snow" (Ioway/Iowa Tribe)
Wosgą (WOE-shka (nasalized "a")): Traditions, Way of Doing Things, Habit, Attitude
Ci (Chi) (CHEE): Lodge, House, Dwelling, Building

MUSEUM MISSION STATEMENT.

The Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center (in Ioway: Baxoje Wosgąci) educates tribal members and the general public about the history, language, genealogy, traditions, and culture of the Iowa/Ioway tribe, and its lands, traditional and historic, including both natural and cultural resources, in order to perpetuate and preserve our culture and land for future generations.

01/29/2016

We will not be open on Saturday January 30.

01/23/2016

Baxoje Wosgą Ci (Chi): Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center

Baxoje (BAH-kho-jay): "People of the Gray Snow" (Ioway/Iowa Tribe)
Wosgą (WOE-shka (nasalized "a")): Traditions, Way of Doing Things, Habit, Attitude
Ci (Chi) (CHEE): Lodge, House, Dwelling, Building

MUSEUM MISSION STATEMENT.

The Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center (in Ioway: Baxoje Wosgąci) educates tribal members and the general public about the history, language, genealogy, traditions, and culture of the Iowa/Ioway tribe, and its lands, traditional and historic, including both natural and cultural resources, in order to perpetuate and preserve our culture and land for future generations.

INFORMATION

We see ourselves as a place for Ioway Tribal Memory and Reclamation of Identity as Ioway. The museum was started in a small empty building the tribe was no longer using. Built in 1940 through CCC-ID from the WPA era, by the community using locally-quarried limestone. The tribe let the culture program/THPO use it, and pays the utilities. Had a museum professional come in and give recommendations on lighting, climate controls, security, etc. The executive committee and elders advisory council provide governance, with THPO (me) as curator and main instigator. The museum development so far is just done in increments we can pay for as we go, off donations, NPS THPO money, and FCC Section 106 review fees. Not overgrowing our limited resources, and building community support. It's a place for our culture workshops, language classes, and research.

Currently getting advice from Reuben Noah (who worked for the Smithsonian and just got hired as curator for the BIA) on policies and procedures for collections and cataloguing. We are developing partnerships with the St. Joseph Museums and with the Mah-hush-kah Historical Society/Museum in White Cloud, among many others. Also we are joining the American Association for State and Local History and Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, for archival/curatorial training and achieving standards. Ultimately would be aiming for accreditation so we can look at loans of Ioway items from other museums, and building a curator/conservation facility in partnership with other institutions, perhaps at the old Mission by Highland. Step by step.

Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center's cover photo
01/07/2016

Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center's cover photo

Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center
01/07/2016

Baxoje Wosgąci: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center

Address

2338 330th Ave
White Cloud, KS
66094

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(785) 595-3258

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