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Author: Clyde Ellis; Luke E Lassiter; Gary H Dunham
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the origins, meanings, and enduring power of the powwow. This title provides an exploration of the history and significance of powwows, ranging from the Hochunk dances of the early twentieth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clyde Ellis; Luke E Lassiter; Gary H Dunham
ISBN: 0803229607 9780803229600 080326755X 9780803267558
OCLC Number: 62345251
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction (Clyde Ellis & Luke Eric Lassiter)I. History and Significance1. "The Sound of the Drum Will Revive Them and Make Them Happy" (Clyde Ellis); 2.Some Reflections on Nearly Forty Years on the Northern Plains Powwow Circuit (Patricia Albers and Bea Medicine); 3. Ho-Chunk "Indian Powwows" of the Early Twentieth Century (Grant Arndt); 4. Local Contexts of Powwow Ritual (Loretta Fowler)II. Performance and Expression5. Putting Things in Order: The Discourse of Tradition (R.D. Theisz); 6. The Songs of our Elders: Performance and Cultural Survival in Omaha and Dane-zaa Traditions (Robin Ridington, Dennis Hastings, and Tommy Attachie); 7. Powwow Patter: Indian Emcee Discourse on Power and Identity (Daniel Gelo); 8. Beauty is Youth: The Powwow Princess (Kathleen Glenister Roberts); 9. East Meets West: On Stomp Dance and Powwow Worlds in Oklahoma (Jason Jackson)III. Appropriations, Negotiations, and Contestations10. The Monacan Nation Powwow: Symbol of Indigenous Survival and Resistance in the Tobacco Row Mountains (Samuel Cook, John L. Johns, and Karenne Wood); 11. Two-Spirit Powwows and the Search for Acceptance in Indian Country (Brian J. Gilley); 12. Powwow Overseas: The German Experience (A. Renae Watchman); 13. Dancing With Indians and Wolves: New Agers Tripping Through Powwows (Lisa Aldred); 14. Purposes of North Carolina Powwows (Chris Goertzen)
Responsibility: edited by Clyde Ellis, Eric Lassiter, and Gary H. Dunham.

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