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Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions / Edition 1

Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions / Edition 1

by Laura Peers, Thomas A. Mason
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ISBN-13: 9780759110625
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 463,530
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Laura Peers is lecturer in anthropology, curator of the Americas Collections at the Pitt River Museum, and fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Vignette: Ruth Christie Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Landscapes Chapter 4 2. Cosmologies Chapter 5 Vignette: Nokie Chapter 6 3. Anishinaabeg Chapter 7 Vignette: "What's This?" Chapter 8 4. Authenticities and Materialities Chapter 9 Vignette: Bob and Betty Visit Fort William Chapter 10 5. Visitors Chapter 11 6. Encounters and Borderlands Chapter 12 Vignette: Angelique Chapter 13 7. The Living and the Dead: Conclusions Chapter 15 References Cited

What People are Saying About This

Pauline Turner Strong

Playing Ourselves offers a lively, sophisticated, and trenchant account of the movement to include Native interpreters and perspectives in living history museums in the U.S. and Canada. Focusing on five historical sites in the Great Lakes region, Peers reveals how stereotypes are both reproduced and subverted in encounters between visitors and Native interpreters. In its emphasis on the agency of indigenous interpreters, this book is a welcome contribution to the scholarly literature on cultural tourism, cultural performance, museum representation, and contemporary indigenous life. I look forward to sharing Playing Ourselves with my students in anthropology, performance studies, museum studies, and Native American Studies.

Amy Lonetree

The inclusion of Native American interpreters and their perspective has the potential to make significant changes to the manner in which First Nations/Native History is presented, and to the public’s understanding of Native-white relations at fur trade and mission sites. . . . Peers’ study captures the complexities of how these histories are negotiated and produced, and provides insights on their impact at shaping the public’s understanding of Native American history.

Andrew Jolivette

A much-needed analysis of the difficult tensions involved in cultural exchange, interpretation, and in our understanding of authority and power as they relate to ethnic and historic representation.

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