MTSU On the Record Draws a Picture of Native American Tattoo Artists

North America’s first tattooers, the Native Americans encountered centuries ago by European settlers are the subjects of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Aaron Deter-Wolf, an MTSU adjunct professor of anthropology, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Deter-Wolf, who also is a forensic archaeologist with the Tennessee Division of Archaeology, will teach a class titled “The Anthropology of Tattooing” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in the fall 2014 semester.

“More and more young Native Americans are becoming interested in the tattoo traditions of their ancestors,” said Deter-Wolf. “And so we’re starting to see a revival of these tattoo forms that have not been put on any person for 150 or 200 years at this point.”

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Author Aaron Deter-Wolf

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.