Hocak Wazijaci Artistic Traditions Project Collection, 1994

Collection Summary

Title: Hocak Wazijaci Artistic Traditions Project Collection
Dates: 1994

  • Hocak Wazijaci Language and Culture Preservation Committee (Mauston, Wis.) (Later known as the Hocak Wazijaci Language Division and presently as Hoocąk Waaziija Haci Language Division)
Unique Identifier: CSUMC0007-CG

Contents: Hoocąk Waaziija Haci Language Division: 8 folders, 96 slides, 106 negatives, approximately 40 mounted photographs (from exhibit), 5 contact sheets, 8 audiocassettes; James P. Leary: 15 folders

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
432 East Campus Mall, Room 332
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Web site: http://csumc.wisc.edu

Archival Location:
Hoocąk Waaziija Haci Language Division (Map)

Folklorist James P. Leary worked with two Ho-Chunk student fieldworkers, Michelle Greendeer and Randy Tallmadge, to interview and photograph eight traditional Ho-Chunk master traditional artists in 1994. They documented black ash splint basketmaking, beadwork, drum-making, fingerwoven sashmaking, moccasin and regalia-making, ribbonwork, quillwork, and contemporary work in oil painting and sculpture. Overseen by Ho-Chunk elder Kenneth Funmaker Sr., then Director of the Hocak Wazijaci Language and Culture Preservation Committee, the project culminated in a photo-text exhibit, a two-day art show, and a booklet featuring the traditional artists.

Language: The records are in English.

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-csumc-csumc0007cg
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