2001 SALSA Organizing Meeting “Indigenous Amazonia at the Millennium: Politics and Religion” – New Orleans, LA
In 2001, William Balée (Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University) and Jeffrey Ehrenreich (Professor, Department of Anthroplogy, University of New Orleans) brought a group of scholars together and the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America was formed. The SALSA Organizing Meeting took place in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) from 11-14 January of that year.
SALSA Organizing Meeting Highlights
A Steering Committee comprised by William Balée, Jeffrey Ehrenreich, Janet Chernela, Lori Cormier, Stephanie Heulster, Ken Kensinger, Maria Moreno, Donald Pollock, and Terence Turner developed the organizational framework from which SALSA has grown into the largest international association of lowland South American anthropology specialists.
Published papers derived from this meeting
Tipiti (Volume 1, Issue 1, 2003) Special Issue: Politics and Religion in Amazonia: The history of the papers in this special issue of Tipití, edited by Jeffrey D. Ehrenreich and Javier Ruedas, is tied directly to the establishment of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) and the creation of its journal.