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Tribal Televisions: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms

Dustin Tahmahkera

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618685
eISBN:
9781469618708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618685.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Beginning with the iconic Indian Head test pattern, which followed television station sign-offs and preceded sign-ons from the mid-1940s through the 1970s, representations of Native Peoples have been ... More


Introduction

Mark Rifkin

in The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677825
eISBN:
9781452948041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677825.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book addresses how contemporary queer Native writers use the representation of bodily, emotional, and psychological sensation in challenging U.S. formulations of political subjectivity, while ... More


Coda: Naming the Legacy of Native Christian Missionary Encounters

Michael D. McNally

in Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin.17
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In closing, this book shows that each of its chapters has done much to complicate and open up our sense of past encounters between various Christian missionaries and various Native North American ... More


Bodies in Motion: An Introduction

Ann M. Axtmann

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter introduces the Native American intertribal powwow as a popular and prolific performance genre. Powwows are spiritual, social, and communal events that occur annually throughout North ... More


The Somatics of Haunting: Embodied Peoplehood in Qwo-Li Driskill’s Walking with Ghosts

Mark Rifkin

in The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677825
eISBN:
9781452948041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677825.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses the issues pertaining to the institutionalization of a heteronormative vision of Cherokee identity, while depicting that structure as a preservation of the principles of ... More


The Coming of the Book to Indian Country

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter outlines how John Eliot's literacy mission served not only as the cornerstone of later book-centered Euro-American ideologies of conquest but also as the starting point for several ... More


Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Warner McCary

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Warner McCary's desire to escape his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, and his own painful past by reinventing himself. It explores the brickyards and barbershops of the ... More


. The Indian Claims Commission: From Hope to Reality

David E. Wilkins

in Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300119268
eISBN:
9780300186000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119268.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Indian Claims Commission (ICC) was not the perfect solution but it gave hope. The chapter looks at the ICC and analyses its effectiveness. Native peoples no longer had to fight individually to ... More


It Seemed Like the Whole Bay Died

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the Native peoples of Alaska. The disaster occurred in March 1989, when the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Prince ... More


Epilogue

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The epilogue is self-reflective of the author’s own history of working towards helping victims of sexual assault. It outlines her futures goals of scholarship in regards to sexual assault against ... More


Sign-off: Digital Test Patterns

Dustin Tahmahkera

in Tribal Televisions: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618685
eISBN:
9781469618708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618685.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter summarizes the analysis of indigenous and nonindigenous representations that collide, converge, and are creatively adjusted and readjusted by generations of sitcom producers. Indigenous ... More


Forced to Choose: Queer Indigeneity in Film

Lisa Tatonetti

in The Queerness of Native American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter assesses the images that have been used to depict queer Native people in contemporary narrative film. Contemporary narrative film, which offers the most widely viewed representations of ... More


Honoring Our Hosts

Duane Blue Spruce

in The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832646
eISBN:
9781469606019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The process of creating something is as important as the object being created for Native people. That was the spirit that the creators of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) wanted to ... More


Indigenous Illustration

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.13
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines two of the illustrated books produced by Native peoples in North America during the nineteenth century. The author focuses on the woodcut illustrations David Cusick produced to ... More


We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

Denise E. Bates (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062631
eISBN:
9780813051727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062631.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This collection of first-hand accounts from Native people from across the southeast offers a rare glimpse into the powerful and diverse experiences of a population who have been historically ... More


Epilogue: Mon Frère Sauvage

Christian Ayne Crouch

in Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that Native peoples nurtured their own memories of the Seven Years’ War and engaged with the war’s legacy in the same way that they interpreted, rejected, or adapted to changing ... More


“Royall Protection”: John Wompas, Subject Status, and the English Crown

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on John Wompas's residence in London, which allowed him to make new friends and acquaintances. As he had done before, he drew on them for financial and emotional support and ... More


Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States

David E. Wilkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300119268
eISBN:
9780300186000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119268.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores Native American claims against the United States government over the past two centuries. Despite the federal government's multiple attempts to redress indigenous claims, a close ... More


Native-lived Colonialism and the Agency of Life Projects: A View from the Northwest Coast

Jeff Oliver

in Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199696697
eISBN:
9780191804878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696697.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Native-lived colonialism by focusing on the variable nature of different modalities of power as well as a more complex understanding of agency. After reviewing prominent ideas ... More


Ainu and Hunter-Gatherer Studies

Mark J. Hudson

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter suggests that revisiting the Ainu people's subsistence practice would illuminate one's knowledge of human foraging on a global scale. While historical models that positioned Ainu as ... More


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