The Legacy of the Man on the Bandstand: Surveillance Models at Native American Boarding Schools
Start Date: Apr 30, 2021 - 02:00pm
Location: Presented via Zoom
Pauline Przystupa, doctoral candidate in Archaeology, is giving a talk for the University of Texas, Austin on her dissertation research on Friday, April 30 at 2 pm MST. The talk is entitled, The Legacy of the Man on the Bandstand: Surveillance Models at Native American Boarding Schools. Register for the talk here Meeting ID: 965 7580 8453
The man on the bandstand has been an influential concept for understanding the lived experience of Native American students who survived the federal boarding school system. However, bandstands were also physical places on many boarding schools that could serve a variety of functions. In this talk, I will explore the place of the bandstand as a physical location and also as a metaphor for the legacy of Native American boarding schools in the history of the United States and within the spatial archive.
Paulina F. Przystupa is a Filipine-Polish-Canadian-American a settler in North America and graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, USA. Paulina is a historical landscape archaeologist who focuses on the interaction between learning culture and the way that humans structure their physical world. Specifically, her dissertation examines the built environment of children’s institutions in the United States between 1865 and 1935.