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Embracing fry bread : confessions of a wannabe

Author: Roger L Welsch
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Welsch tells the story of his lifelong relationship with Native American culture

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Welsch
ISBN: 9780803225329 0803225326
OCLC Number: 785862604
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: First, a story --
Introduction --
A beginning --
Beyond the handgame --
History, long and short --
Who are we? --
The call of curiosity, keep the change --
Enter the wannabes --
What's in a name --
Who is "the Indian"? --
Who is the wannabe? --
The contrary lesson of the prime directive --
First steps --
The fix is out --
Indian wannabes --
Gottabes --
Becoming new --
How it goes, how it went --
The plot thickens --
Why? --
Gottabes again --
The ways of foodways --
Carnivores forever --
Another world --
The consequences of incuriosity --
Symbols and realities --
Indian humor --
Names and naming --
The crazy horse surrender ledger of 1877 --
Names ... and names --
Matters of faith --
Deduction/induction --
What is Indian religion? --
The sun dance --
The native church --
Inside native religion --
Knowing what we don't know --
What history teaches us --
The empty frontier --
Indians today --
Indians as Americans --
The land --
The real wonder of it --
Eloquence --
From presumed inferiority to rampant egalitarianism --
Time --
Property and gifts --
The gift of giving --
The fabric of sharing --
The spirit of giving --
Squaring the circle --
So, how different are we? --
What we see --
Indians and deeper truths --
Conclusions --
Repositories of wisdom --
What's in it for Indians? --
So you wannabe a wannabe?
Responsibility: Roger Welsch.

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"If it can be said of anyone who is not an Indian (Native American, American Indian) that he or she has the 'soul of an Indian,' it has to be said of Roger Welsch. He offers the one thing that Read more...

 
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