Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices / Edition 1

Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices / Edition 1

by Karen Coody Cooper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759110891

ISBN-13: 9780759110892

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

During the twentieth century, dozens of protests, large and small, occurred across North America as American Indians asserted their anger and displayed their disappointment regarding traditional museum behaviors. In response, due to public embarrassment and an awakening of sensitivities, museums began to change their methods and, additionally, laws were enacted in

Overview

During the twentieth century, dozens of protests, large and small, occurred across North America as American Indians asserted their anger and displayed their disappointment regarding traditional museum behaviors. In response, due to public embarrassment and an awakening of sensitivities, museums began to change their methods and, additionally, laws were enacted in support of American Indian requests for change. The result is that American museums have revised their long-held practices due to American Indian protests. Spirited Encounters provides a foundation for understanding museums and looks at their development to present time, examines how museums collect Native materials, and explores protest as a fully American process of addressing grievances. Now that museums and American Indians are working together in the processes of repatriation, this book can help each side understand the other more fully.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110892
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Author's Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: American Indians, Museums and Protest Part 3 Part I: Protesting Exhibitions Chapter 4 Chapter One: Politics and Sponsorship Chapter 5 Chapter Two: Display of Sacred Objects Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Display of Human Remains Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Art Confined to a Reservation of its Own Part 8 Part II: The Long Road to Repatriation Chapter 9 Chapter Five: Demands for Return of Material Objects Chapter 10 Chapter Six: Demands for Return of Human Remains Part 11 Part III: Whose Heroes and Holidays Chapter 12 Chapter Seven: No Celebration for Columbus Chapter 13 Chapter Eight: Thanksgiving Mourned Chapter 14 Chapter Nine: The Custer Chronicles Part 15 Part IV: Claiming Our Own Places Chapter 16 Chapter Ten: Native Cultural Sites Chapter 17 Chapter Eleven: Transforming Museums Chapter 18 Conclusion: Achievements Gained by Protests

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