Eberly News

West Virginia 4-H youth experience Eastern Woodland Indian traditions

This summer West Virginia 4-H campers learned about the first people to inhabit what is today the Mountain State. 

WVU’s Eberly College announces 2019 Outstanding Staff Awards

The  West Virginia University  Eberly College of Arts and Sciences  has named four recipients of its 2019 Outstanding Staff Award: Kenneth Enoch, Julia Frum, Judith Lenhart and Randall Eaglen.

WVU Native American Studies Program to host 26th anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony Oct. 30

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its 26th anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Peace Tree, located between Martin and Elizabeth Moore halls. The Mountainlair ballrooms will serve as a rain location for the ceremony.

Chief Oren Lyons

WVU Native American Studies Program to host 25th anniversary peace tree events Oct. 8-10

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its annual Peace Tree Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

New scholarships support the liberal arts

Parkersburg, W.Va. native Charles Beorn arrived at West Virginia University in 1959 for his freshman year of college with only one goal in mind—going to medical school.

Bonnie Brown

Brown named WVU Eberly Outstanding Public Service recipient

Bonnie Brown, instructor and Native American studies program coordinator, has been named the 2017 Eberly Outstanding Public Service Award recipient. 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman to visit WVU as Leader-in-Residence March 26-28

Opposition to the nearly 1200-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline, intended to transport crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois, is still drawing international attention following many months of widespread public protest.

Darla Spencer

Archaeologist examines elusive West Virginia Native Americans in new book

Not much is known about the Native Americans that inhabited West Virginia. The Fort Ancient people lived along the state’s major rivers between roughly AD 1,000 and 1,700, but by the time the first Europeans settled in the Ohio Valley and Kanawha Valley, they were gone. 


“Early Native Peoples in West Virginia: The Fort Ancient Culture” by West Virginia University Native American studies professor Darla Spencer, examines what archaeologists do know about the Fort Ancient culture.
Noodin

Native American Studies to host 24th annual Peace Tree Ceremony Oct. 6

The Native American Studies program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its annual Peace Tree Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Panoka Walker

Native American Studies program to host Anishinabe storyteller July 18

The Native American Studies program at West Virginia University and the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation Summer Arts in the Park Program are co-sponsoring a visit by Michigan storyteller, Panoka Walker (French and Anishinabe (Ojibwe) descent, Deer Clan.)