This collection is composed mainly of material pertaining to the American Indian History Conference. This conference, first organized in 1992, focuses on Native American History Conference that brings American Indian speakers, artists and performers to the South Dakota State University campus for the purpose of better educating the student body, faculty and community about Native American cultures. Because this conference receives support from various parts of the university, the decision was made by the processor to place this material with the American Indian Studies Program records. Folders includes minutes, correspondence, planning documents and materials, funding materials, a list of participants, a coordinator to-do list, and CDs. A historical overview of the conference written by Dr. David Crain who served as coordinator from 1993-2007.
The collection also includes materials on the annual Consider the Century Programs. Materials include posters, CDs, and video recordings of the programs. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the American Indian Studies Program curriculum. Folders include a syllabus for the Introduction to American Indian Studies course and a poster advertising service-learning summer program opportunities.
South Dakota State University. American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program