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Kristin Freeman and Mary Campbell present “Hupa People in Contemporary America: Holding the Past and Facing the Future,” at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting on Saturday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Mary Campbell, a Cultural Anthropology and Native American Studies graduate from HSU, is a two time Miss Na:tini-xwe’ for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. In this honored role she has represented the tribe as a youth ambassador both locally and nationally. Campbell is also the first Hoopa tribal member to complete a paid internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., and has been a guest lecturer on the Allotment Act at HSU.

Campbell will present a history, with photographs, of the Hupa People. She will discuss the effects of the Allotment Act, the significance of ceremonial dances, and also the importance of both traditional and western education.

Co-speaker Kristin Freeman is the manager of the Kim Yerton Memorial/Hoopa Branch of the Humboldt County Library. The library has had a relationship with the reading public in the Hoopa Valley for nearly one hundred years. Freeman will present a PowerPoint program of photographs documenting the unique history of the library and the people of the Hoopa Valley. In 2007, the Hoopa library received the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences recognition award, one of only five libraries in the nation to do so.

Join Mary Campbell and Kristin Freeman for “Hupa People in Contemporary America: Holding the Past and Facing the Future.” For more information please contact the Humboldt County Historical Society at 445-4342, or visit www.humboldthistory.org.

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