The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
An article, based on dissertation research at the Smithsonian, commenting on the usefulness of collections there to folklorists and researchers in American material culture.
An essay on food and memory.
A piece which examines a modern American Indian object–a pair of beaded running shoes–and comments on scholarly resistance to changing forms in American Indian expressive culture.
An analysis of U.S. policies relative to Native American cultures (language, education, art production and preservation, music) for a federally commisioned report.
An essay on the uses of traditional and contemporary visual art and material culture as a form of resistance among Pueblos.
An essay on contemporary Native visual art as commentary on history.
An examination of the visual and material manifestations.
A critique of contemporary adaptations of traditional foodways in modern “fusion” food.
Article on Native women’s persistent and changing roles in Native cultures.
A much-cited and reprinted essay which details the culturally-expressive manifestations of “playing Indian” in American popular culture.
A piece of creative nonfiction that comments on historical photography of Indians and reimagines the history of the two Northwest Coast women in a turn-of-the-century photograph by Frank Matsura, a Japanese photographer in Washington State.
An article that explores the movement among contemporary Native photographers to comment on and redeem Native identities from the misrepresentations in photography of the past.