"After Class" Podcast

Season 3, Episode 7

Walks With a Noise
Exploring Identity, Quietly, with Harvey Markowitz

Harvey Markowitz is an emeritus professor of anthropology. Before arriving at W&L in 2003, Harvey taught in South Dakota at Sinte Gleska University, a tribal college on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Later he spent nine years as associate and acting director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago. His research interests include interrelationships among American Indian religions, landscapes, culture, histories, and identities. In this episode, we talk about how he first arrived on the reservation, his relationship with the Lakota people, and conversations about identity and acknowledgement in tribal communities. 

“So much of what we understand about the nature of the world is communicated through our language to us. And it's structured in our language to us. And in a way different cultures structure the world differently. Again, pluralistic worldviews are differentiated from the differences in their languages, and how they divide the world up into different categories.”  
~Harvey Markowitz, emeritus professor of Anthropology at W&L


George Horselooking    

Harvey and George Horselooking     

Collins Horselooking, George's son   

Mae Horselooking Swimmer, George's daughter with her aunt Laura Black Tomahawk

Rodeo on Rosebud Reservation