Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association history collection, 1965-2007  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association
Title
Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association history collection
Dates
1965-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear ft.
Collection Number
Mss 710
Summary
This collection includes photocopied clippings and email interviews dated 1965 through 2007 about the history of the Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association and the Native American Studies program at The University of Montana-Missoula.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Although an informal Indian student organization existed by the early 1950s, the formal organization of Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association at The University of Montana dates to 1965. The name Kyi-Yo means bear in the Blackfeet language. In addition to offering support to members and promoting awareness of Native American culture, Kyi-Yo has worked to sponsor an annual conference or powwow.

In 1968 a university committee proposed the offering of a new course in American Indian culture and history. By early 1969 a program of Indian courses was approved and hiring appropriate faculty was initated.

The organization remains active. In 2015 the Sacred Roots Language Society (SRLS), an ASUM student group at the University of Montana, requested that Kyi-yo change the spelling of its name to Kyiyo to reflect the language from which it derives more closely.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes photocopied clippings and email interviews dated 1965 through 2007 about the history of the Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association and the Native American Studies program at the University of Montana-Missoula.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association (University of Montana--Missoula) History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Originals

Original materials are held in the Kyi-Yo office at The University of Montana

Acquisition Information

This collection was loaned by Denise Grant for photocopying in 2009.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Indian college students--Montana--Missoula--Societies, etc
  • Indians of North America--Study and teaching--Montana--Missoula

Corporate Names

  • Kyiyo Native American Student Association (University of Montana--Missoula)--History
  • Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association (University of Montana--Missoula)--History
  • University of Montana--Missoula. Native American Studies Program--History