"Youth Employment and Education: Possible Federal Approaches,"
with Josh Green, Budget Issue Paper, Congressional Budget Office, July 1980.
"Young People with High School Problems: Dropouts and Low Achievers,"
Staff Draft Analysis, Congressional Budget Office, March 1980.
"The Federal Effort for High Schools."
Staff Draft Analysis, Congressional Budget Office, January 1980.
"Federal Compensation of Federal Lands: The Estimated Cost of Tax Equivalency,"
Staff Draft Analysis, Congressional Budget Office, September 1979.
"The Mickey Mouse Kachina."
American Art 1, no. 1 (1992).
An examination of an object from the collections of the National Museum of American Art, which suggests the possibilities for culture change and for humor and resistance in cntemporary Native/Hopi material culture.
"Traditional Cultures in a Technology-Based World."
Darshana: Sinhalese Journal of Culture. (Spring): 19–23. (in Sinhalese).
A proposal for constructing technological change using a culture-based approach.
"More Than Meets the Eye: Gertrude Kasebier’s ‘Indian’ Photographs,"
with Helena Wright, guest editor. The History of Photography Journal (Winter 2000).
Examines the “Indian” photographs by Gertrude Kasebier, in NMAH collections, and compares her work to the clichés of 19th century Native photography.
"Magnolias Grown in Dirt,"
Southern Exposure, 1977; reprinted in J. Zandy. Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990.
A much-cited essay on bawdy oral traditions among Southern women, with special reference to particular traditions in my own family.
"By The Waters of the Minnehaha: Music, Pageants and Princesses in the Indian Boarding Schools."
with John Troutman. In M. Archuleta, T. Lomawaima and B. Child. Away From Home: American Indian Boarding Schools. Phoenix, AZ: The Heard Museum, 1999.
Explores government and missionary attempts to assimilate Indians in boarding schools, and many of the student’s adaptive strategies for cultural preservation and resistance.
"Native American Food,"
in Kirlin, eds. Smithsonian Folklife Cookbook, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
On Native foodways from all major cultural regions (Plains, Northwest Coast, Southeast, Northeast, Southwest) and on the death and rebirth of Native agriculture, subsistence, and food production. With recipes.
"The Pocahontas Perplex: Images of American Indian Women in American Culture,"
The Massachussetts Review. 16 (Autumn): 698–714; reprinted in E. DuBois and Ruiz. Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History. London: Routledge, Kegan and Paul, 1990; reprinted in S. Lobo and S. Talbot. Native American Voices: A Reader. New York: Longman, 1998.
A much-reprinted article used widely in collegiate curricula (Native Studies and Women’s Studies); deals with images and representations—visual, material, philosophical—of Native American women in American culture; the centrality of some of the representations (the Princess and the Squaw) to American popular culture and American identity.
From Ritual to Retail: Pueblos, Tourism and the Fred Harvey Company.
Producer/Director. 17 minute documentary short video. Produced in association with the exhibition, Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art, 1995, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
A film which explores the impact of the Fred Harvey Company and early 20th century tourism on Native art and culture.
"American Indian Women: Diverse Leadership for Social Change"
in Albrecht and Brewer, eds. Bridges of Power: Women's Multicultural Alliances. Santa Cruz, Calif.: New Society Publishers, 1990; re-edited from “Culture and Gender in Indian America,” Sojourner: The Women's Forum 15 (September, 1989).
An essay which sets out some of the historical and cultural perameters of Native gender roles, cultural change, and political power in Native America.
Pissing in the Snow And Other Ozark Folktales,
editing and "Introduction," by Vance Randolph. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976; ix–xxix; Avon Paper edition, 1977. In print, University of Illinois Press, 1999, in its 15th edition; in print and in its 20th edition, 2003.
A collection of heretofore-unpublished tales of the noted Ozark collector and folklorist, Vance Randolph, which I edited and brought to publication.
Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women, 1995, and Heartbeat II, 1998.
Producer, with Howard Bass. CD/audiocassette recording. 79 minutes. Smithsonian Folkways.
A landmark sound recording in 2 volumes, of the music of contemporary American Indian women.
"American Indian Art in Oklahoma"
Oklahoma Today Special Issue on American Indian Art, (December, 1990).
"Vance Randolph's 'Unprintable' Tales."
Mid-South Folklore. 3, no.3 (1976).
An article on bringing Vance Randolph’s “bawdy” Ozark folktales to print.
"A Modest Proposal: The Museum of the Plains White Person,"
in Senator Robert Torricelli, Andrew Carroll, and Andrew Dubill, eds. In Our Own Words: Greatest Speeches of The American Century. Kodansha America, Inc., 1999.
A satirical reversal of the usual representation of Native Americans in museums.
Corn Is Who We Are: Pueblo Indian Food.
Co-Director (scripting, casting, artistic direction, edit) for film. 20 minute documentary short film. Produced by Alturas Films and Smithsonian Telecommunications. Winner, Silver Apple, National Educational Film Festival, 1994; English Spanish language versions.
A film that explores the centrality of corn to Pueblo culture, history and health and the death and rebirth of corn agriculture in Pueblo country.
"Kill the Indian and Save The Man: Indian Education in the United States."
Introduction to To Lead and To Serve: Indian Education at Hampton Institute, 1978–1923. an exhibition catalog. Charlottesville: Virginia Foundation on Humanities and Public Policy, 1989.
An introduction to an exhibition on Indian education at Hampton Institute with a brief history and analysis of US policy and practice in the education of Indians in the 19th and twentieth centuries.
"Traits of Indian Character: The 'Indian' Anecdote in American Vernacular Culture."
Southern Folklore Quarterly. 39 (September, 1976).
An article on a particular genre of oral tradition, the anecdote, and its appearance in oral tradition relative to images and representations of Indians.
We Are Here: 500 Years of Pueblo Resistance.
Scriptwriter, artistic direction, casting for film. 14 minute documentary short film. Produced by Smithsonian Telecommunications, in association with the exhibition, American Encounters, National Museum of American History. Winner, Cine Golden Eagle, 1992.
A film which examines the Pueblo struggle to retain their land and their sovereignty in the face of invasion and domination attempts by Europeans and Americans.
"On Looking in the Mirror of An Institution,"
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy Newsletter; reprinted in Northeast Indian Quarterly, Summer, 1990; The Graduate Quill, SUNY/Buffalo, April, 1991.
An article, taken from a keynote address at the opening of an exhibition on Indian education at Hampton Institute, which suggests the lessons learned for the present from an examination of a particular moment in the historical past.
"The Only Good Indian: Images of the American Indian in American Vernacular Culture,"
PhD Dissertation, Indiana University, 1973.
A dissertation on images and representations of American Indians in American culture, with an emphasis on visual and material representations and on oral tradition taken from collections at the Smithsonian Institution.
"Down Home In the City: A Store-Bought Remembrance."
Wine, Food and the Arts, II: Works Gathered By the American Institute of Wine and Food. San Francisco: AIWF and Swan’s Island Books, 1997.
An essay on food and memory.