Division: Collection and Archives Program
Area of Specialization: North American Ethnology
Phone: 202-633-1929 or 301-238-1305
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Anthropology Mailing Address
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Oklahoma (1985)
M.A. Anthropology, Brown University (1976)
Director, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
Principle Investigator, Save America’s Treasures: The Historic Manuscript Collection of the National Anthropological Archives
Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology, George Washington University
Major Research Interests:
My research focuses on Native North American art and material culture, especially Plains Indian drawings. I have worked principally with Kiowa and Cheyenne people in understanding materials from those communities and making them more accessible to tribal members. More broadly, I am interested in the anthropology of museum collections, considering what the process of museumification does to objects and information.
I am interested in promoting the use of museum and archival collections in anthropological research. In more than 20 years at the Smithsonian, I have worked on a variety of projects to promote access, preservation, and research use of the collections, ranging from physical care to intellectual access. I also teach with the Anthropology Department at George Washington University and work with interns and fellows from GWU and elsewhere.
Greene, C. 2009. 100 Summers: A Kiowa Calendar. University of NebraskaPress.
Greene, C. and R. Thornton, eds. 2007. The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian. University of Nebraska Press.
Greene, C, R. Richard, K. Thomson. 2007. Treaty Councils and Indian Delegations: The War Department Museum Collection. American Indian Art Magazine, 33(1): 66-80.
Greene, C. 2001. Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowa. University of Oklahoma Press.
Greene, C. 2001. Art until 1900. In, Handbook of North American Indians, Plains, vol. 13, pt. 2. pp. 1039-1054. Smithsonian Institution: Washington, D.C.
Greene, C. ed. 2000. American Indian Art Magazine 25 (4). Guest editor, special issue on artwork collection of the National Anthropological Archives.
Merrill, W., M. Hansson, C. Greene, and F. Reuss. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, Number 40. 443 pp.
Greene, C. 1996. Discovering the Audience: A Reorientation in Museum Analysis. Reviews in Anthropology 24: 267-276.
Greene, C. and T. Drescher. 1994 The Tipi with Battle Pictures: The Kiowa Tradition of Intangible Property Rights. The Trademark Reporter 84 (4): 418-433.
Greene, C. 1992. Documentation, Attribution, and the Ideal Type. In, Art and Artifacts: Essays in Material Culture and Museum Studies in Honor of Jane Powell Dwyer. H. Juli, ed. Brown University, Research Papers in Anthropology, No. 5, pp. 9-17.
Lakota Winter Counts, (2005), online exhibit, recipient of the UN World Summit Award and a Webby Award.
Kiowa Drawings, (1999) online exhibit.
Saynday Was Coming Along ... (1993) traveling exhibit with accompanying panel exhibition.
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