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The changing presentation of the American Indian : museums and native cultures.

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Museum of the American Indian ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study brings together six museum professionals to examine the ways in which American Indians and their cultures have been represented by museums in North America and to discuss the new directions which museums are taking in the field.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
ISBN: 0295977817 9780295977812 0295984597 9780295984599
OCLC Number: 41641415
Notes: Based on papers presented at a symposium called The changing presentation of the American Indian, held Oct. 8, 1995, George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of the American Indian, New York.
Description: 118 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A new idea of ourselves: the changing presentation of the American Indian / W. Richard West --
Presenting the American Indian: from Europe to America / Evan M. Maurer --
"Our" Indians: the unidimensional Indian in the disembodied local past / James D. Nason --
The poetics of museum representations: tropes of recent American Indian art exhibitions / David W. Penney --
The integration of traditional Indian beliefs into the Museum at Warm Springs / Janice Clements --
Are changing representations of first peoples in Canadian museums and galleries challenging the curatorial prerogative? / Michael M. Ames --
Learn about our past to understand our future: the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe / Jocelyn Wedll.
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This study brings together six museum professionals to examine the ways in which American Indians and their cultures have been represented by museums in North America and to discuss the new directions which museums are taking in the field.

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This book is the product of a conference held in 1995 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The contributors succinctly explain the elements museums with Native American collections in the twenty-first century must consider, such as visitor expectations, contextualized exhibitions,...
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