PRESENTER: Dr. Walter Fleming, Department Head, MSU Native American Studies


PART 1: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

PART 2: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade, Montana


indisnMapPart 1: An Overview of Reservations, Tribes and History
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

This program is a primer on Montana’s Native Americans. It will address such questions as these: What Native groups call Montana home? Where do they live? What are the primary similarities and differences in tribal origins, histories, cultures, and dominant issues of concern? What are the most important things Montana Indians want non-Indian Americans to know about them?




MSUWonderlust Spr15-PRINT Page 21 Image 0001Part 2: American Indian Tribal Identity: History, Rules and Outcomes
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

In Part 2 we explore the question of Indian identity. Historically, how has tribal identity been determined? How is it determined today? Do individual tribes set their own requirements, and if so, how do they vary? What are the benefits and responsibilities of being enrolled as a tribal member? What are the cultural ramifications of tribal enrollment/identity today and what might they be in the future?





COST: Please call Belgrade Community Library (388-4346) during    open hours: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon–Thur.; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.


Wonderlust Lecture Series at Belgrade Community Library

The Wonderlust Lecture Series at Belgrade Community Library is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank. This Lecture Series will address two general topics, with two lectures per topic. Each lecture is designed to be self-contained, so interested persons are invited to register for individual lectures.



MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust