The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
A much-cited and reprinted essay which details the culturally-expressive manifestations of “playing Indian” in American popular culture.
A landmark sound recording in 2 volumes, of the music of contemporary American Indian women.
An article on bringing Vance Randolph’s “bawdy” Ozark folktales to print.
An essay on contemporary Native visual art as commentary on history.
Comprehensive bibliography on Native North American women, with historical commentary.
An examination of the representations and images—in American music—of Native American women.
Up-to-date histories and cultures of first peoples (North America) from a native perspective; highly illustrated, with stories, poems, eye-witness, first person accounts from native peoples on events, issues, art, mythologies, gender roles, economics, contact, sovereignty, self-determination, land, environment. Uses artifacts from the collections at the British Museum and Smithsonian.
A satirical reversal of the usual representation of Native Americans in museums.
An essay which sets out some of the historical and cultural perameters of Native gender roles, cultural change, and political power in Native America.
Explores government and missionary attempts to assimilate Indians in boarding schools, and many of the student’s adaptive strategies for cultural preservation and resistance.
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.
An essay on food and memory.
An article, based on dissertation research at the Smithsonian, commenting on the usefulness of collections there to folklorists and researchers in American material culture.