C. Adrian Heidenreich

Professor Emeritus, Native American Studies/Anthropology, Montana State University BillingsMember since 1972

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My Biography

Beginning in 1968, C. Adrian Heidenreich (MA, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1967; PhD, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1971; Post-doctoral, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1974-75), at Rocky Mountain College and MSUB, taught a range of courses in Native American Studies and Anthropology and was Native American Studies Program Coordinator, project advisor and lecturer for Little Big Horn College. His orientation is in general anthropology, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural. Areas of interest: Cultural Dynamics, Religion and World-View, Ethnohistory, Visual Anthropology, Cultural Resources, Applied Anthropology, History of Social Thought, Northern Plains Ethnology, History, and Prehistory. Currently, C. Adrian Heidenreich is a consultant for museum exhibits, films, and cultural/economic development projects; expert witness for cases on Indian civil rights, religious freedom, and other issues; participant in social and ceremonial activities of many traditions. Works include The Story of the Crow People (J. Pease, ed); Smoke Signals in Crow (Apsáalooke) Country; Native American Studies, An Introduction; Montana Landscape: 1830s to 1930s; Respect for Crow Sacred Items: NAGPRA Project, Plenty Coups Park, Montana. Book articles/entries: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians; American Indian Religious Traditions; Religion in Montana; Papers of Fur Trade Symposiums, Museum of the Mountain Man, 2010, 2012. He was personally involved with the Crow (Apsáalooke) Tribe, adopted Big Day family member, and named Goes to War in a Good Way to recognize cultural advocacy and diplomacy. The first AAA Annual meeting C. Adrian Heidenreich attended was held in San Francisco in 1963, as undergraduate student.