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Faculty Forum: Why UNC is Named The Bears
Start Date: 1/30/2013Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 1/30/2013End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description:
Professor of Anthropology Dr. Sally McBeth will present information about “Totem Teddy” (a Tlingit totem pole) that was UNC’s mascot between 1914 and 2004 and the reason why we became known as the Bears. Topics will include a brief history of the Bear Clan totem that was returned to its rightful owners, the Tlingit tribe of Alaska, in 2004 and the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act that provided for the legal claim for this return. Additionally, photos of the Tlingit festivities that surrounded the return of this long-lost totem pole will be included.

Registration is required due to limited space; to register contact
Location Information:
UNC Campus - Candelaria Hall
Contact Information:
Name: CETL
Phone: 351-2885
Room #/Name
Candelaria 1375
This event is open to:
  • Faculty
  • Staff

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