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Native American Student Association Records

Identifier: RG02.0003.050

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Scope and Contents

Scope and Content Note

The American Indian Student Association was established in fall 1989 and was renamed the Native American Student Association (NASA) in fall 2013. Student members have organized an annual Powwow since April 1990. Powwow features the customs, songs, dances, foods, and fashions of various Native American tribes, with participants traveling from afar to the event. The year 2014 was the only year the NASA members voted not to hold a Powwow, because it had grown too large for the members to administer. The following year Powwow returned, with assistance from the Native American Council, and the annual event continues as a University tradition.


  • Creation: 1991-2015

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This collection is open for research.

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Native American Student Association records, 1991-2015. Slides, photographs and cassette tape of gatherings, including programs of the annual University of Iowa Powwow.

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Processing Information

Processed by Denise Anderson in November 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242