Thompson is the director of the Regional Learning Project
at the University of Montana Center for Continuing Education,
which produces multi-media resources for the study of Native American
history, including films and Websites. She is the director of
Contemporary Voices Along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Native
Homelands Along the Lewis and Clark Trail, and Why Save
a Language? Regional Learning Project Websites include www.trailtribes.org,
and Thompson has also developed Websites for the Washington State
Historical Society. Thompson has a distinguished record as a consulting
anthropologist to tribes, documenting contemporary and traditional
cultural practices on tribal lands for the adjudication of land
and water rights. Thompson has also managed public archaeological
projects on indigenous lands throughout the American West. She
is a former board member of the Missoula Writer's Collaborative,
the Montana Archaeological Society, and the Plains Anthropological
Association. She received BA, MA, and PhD degrees in anthropology
from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
"The medium of film provides me, as an academic writer,
the opportunity to tell a full story in a way that I could never
convey with words."
Screened by NMAI
- "Historical Maps and the Stories They Tell." Montana
Magazine of Western History, Helena: Montana Historical
Society, Spring 2005.
- "Prehistoric Irrigation on Taos Pueblos Lands."
Recent Work, New Findings, and Traditional Practices in the
Agriculture of the Northern Southwest. Santa Fe: New Mexico
Archaeological Council, 1995.
Sally Thompson - courtesy of the Regional Learning Project