The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An article which attempts to set some guidelines for scholarly fieldwork, analysis and presentation of bawdy or obscene materials.
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 satirical reversal of the usual representation of Native Americans in museums.
A brief literary history of the creative work of American Indian women with sections from 12 representative