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Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Ann M. Axtmann

Abstract

Our complex post-millennial world forces us to grapple with issues related to the survival of the earth and its peoples. Acknowledging the critical role of dance in society, this book looks at how Native American powwow dancing––primarily in the northeast region of the United States––contributes to our understanding of these concerns. The following questions guide this study: Why do intertribal powwows attract so many people within the population at large? What are some of the dynamics between Indians and non-Indians that influence powwow? Within the context of a profoundly transcultural perfo ... More

Keywords: bodies in motion, dance, everyday movement, Indians, intertribal powwows, non-Indians, Northeast, powwow dancing, performance genre, power, wannabes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049113
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049113.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann M. Axtmann, author