Monday, January 13, 2014

Preparing for the Journey and Logistics

Hello!  We are Darlene, Anna, and Jane, students of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.  This J-Term (January Term) we and several other PLU students are taking Makah Culture Past and Present with Dr. Dave Huelsbeck.

Our class has prepared for the journey to the coast all month.  We've read the textbook: Social & Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction by John Monaghan & Peter Just.  We've also read scores of journal articles in order to establish a base knowledge of what contemporary and traditional Makah culture are.  Most anthropologists spend years in preparation work for field studies, but for this experience we have experienced two intense weeks of studying the archaeology and history of the Makah culture.

At the moment we are studying for our midterm exam which takes place on Wednesday before packing for Neah Bay.  We head out on Thursday.  While our internet connection may be spotty at times, we will update this blog as often as possible so you can share our experience.  Welcome to the team!


Darlene, Anna, and Jane

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