Kroeber Hall "Unnamed"

January 26, 2021

Berkeley senior Cheyenne Two Feathers Tex, Ph.D. students Ataya Cesspooch and Alexis Sign, and Berkeley staff member Phenocia Bauerle supported the proposal to unnamed Kroeber Hall alongside Native Americans on campus, in California, and beyond.Graduate student Ataya Cesspooch is quoted in this Berkeley News article about the unnaming of Kroeber Hall, which previously honored an anthropologist who symbolizes exclusion. Cesspooch, an affiliate of the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, based at ISSI, asserts that this is "a 'first step' that Berkeley must take to acknowledge that 'influential scholars, such as Kroeber, participated in the dehumanization of Native Americans.'"