A satirical reversal of the usual representation of Native Americans in museums.
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A much-cited and reprinted essay which details the culturally-expressive manifestations of “playing Indian” in American popular culture.
A critique of contemporary adaptations of traditional foodways in modern “fusion” food.
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.
An article which attempts to set some guidelines for scholarly fieldwork, analysis and presentation of bawdy or obscene materials.
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.
Used as a textbook in many colleges; an introduction to the histories and cultures of Native women in North America. Illustrated with art, photography and material culture.
A much-cited and reprinted essay, used in Native studies curricula on the centrality of representations of Native Americans in American popular culture to American identity, particularly the phenomenon of "playing Indian."
An article that lays the groundwork for the development of a code of ethics in culturally-based scientific research.
A brief literary history of the creative work of American Indian women with sections from 12 representative
An attempt to characterize the central themes and issues of feminist theory produced by folklore scholars.
Comprehensive bibliography on Native North American women, with historical commentary.
An examination of the representations and images—in American music—of Native American women.
An essay which suggests the value, to scholars and traditional cultures, of folklorists’ and social scientists’ attentions to the scientific traditions of the cultures they study—particularly in areas such as medicine, botany, pharmaceutics, agriculture.
A look at the history and contemporary manifestations of basketry from Native Southeastern people.
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.
A proposal for constructing technological change using a culture-based approach.
A description of the Archives Center's photographic collections, policies, and programs, with emphasis on major recent acquisitions, such as the Scurlock Studio Records.
A summary of the history of the Scurlock Studio and a description of the the Museum's Scurlock collection, with remarks about conservation challenges, especially regarding deteriorating acetate negatives.
A critical appraisal of the influence of diarist and surrealist Anais Nin on the films of her husband Ian Hugo. Nin served as muse, model, actress, and collaborator in inspiring Hugo to become a creative artist.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism details the ways in which commercially published stereographs were used to simulate travel experiences, 1895-1921.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism analyzes the goals of tourists when visiting museums as part of a sight-seeing ritual.
A psychological and cultural meditation about the unique experience of photobooth photographs, with notes about the NMAH Hall of Photography’s photobooth.