The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures / Edition 1

The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures / Edition 1

by W. Richard West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295984597

ISBN-13: 9780295984599

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Seven papers from an October 1995 symposium in New York City in which Native and non-Native museum professional examine how Indians and their cultures have been represented by museums in North America, and present new directions some are already taking. They begin by looking at how European ideas of Indians and their representation crossed to the new world.

Overview

Seven papers from an October 1995 symposium in New York City in which Native and non-Native museum professional examine how Indians and their cultures have been represented by museums in North America, and present new directions some are already taking. They begin by looking at how European ideas of Indians and their representation crossed to the new world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295984599
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: A New Idea of Ourselves: The Changing Presentation of the American Indian--W. Richard West, Jr.1. Presenting the American Indian: From Europe to America--Evan M. Maurer2. "Our" Indians: The Unidimensional Indian in the Disembodied Local Past--James D. Nason3. The Poetics of Museum Representations: Tropes of Recent American Indian Art Exhibitions--David W. Penney4. The Integration of Traditional Indian Beliefs into the Museum at Warm Springs--Janice Clements5. Are Changing Representations of First Peoples in Canadian Museums and Galleries Challenging the Curatorial Prerogative?--Michael M. Ames6. Learn About Our Past to Understand Our Future: The Story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe--Joycelyn WedllAppendicesContributorsIndex

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