An article on a particular genre of oral tradition, the anecdote, and its appearance in oral tradition relative to images and representations of Indians.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 examination of the visual and material manifestations.
An essay on contemporary Native visual art as commentary on history.
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.
Article on Native women’s persistent and changing roles in Native cultures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An attempt to characterize the central themes and issues of feminist theory produced by folklore scholars.