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The Indian Man: A Biography of James Mooney

23 Jan 1985-Ethnohistory-Vol. 32, Iss: 4, pp 399
TL;DR: The Indian Man examines the life of James Mooney (1861-1921), the son of poor Irish immigrants who became a champion of Native peoples and one of the most influential anthropology fieldworkers of all time as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: The Indian Man examines the life of James Mooney (1861-1921), the son of poor Irish immigrants who became a champion of Native peoples and one of the most influential anthropology fieldworkers of all time. As a staff member of the Smithsonian Institution for over three decades, Mooney conducted fieldwork and gathered invaluable information on rapidly changing Native American cultures across the continent. His fieldwork among the Eastern Cherokees, Cheyennes, and Kiowas provides priceless snapshots of their traditional ways of life, and his sophisticated and sympathetic analysis of the 1890 Ghost Dance and the consequent tragedy at Wounded Knee has not been surpassed a century later. L. G. Moses is a professor of history at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1833-1933.
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TL;DR: Collaborative ethnography as discussed by the authors is a powerful way to engage the public with anthropology, and it can be seen as a way to serve humankind more directly and more immediately.
Abstract: Collaborative ethnographythe collaboration of researchers and subjects in the production of ethnographic textsoffers us a powerful way to engage the public with anthropology. As one of many academic/applied approaches, contemporary collaborative ethnography stems from a wellestablished historical tradition of collaboratively produced texts that are often overlooked. Feminist and postmodernist efforts to recenter ethnography along dialogical lines further contextualize this historically situated collaborative practice. The goals of collaborative ethnography (both historical and contemporary) are now powerfully converging with those of a public anthropology that pulls together academic and applied anthropology in an effort to serve humankind more directly and more immediately.

319 citations

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01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: In this paper, Deloria et al. presented a survey of the history of American Indians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, focusing on the first contact, kinship, family kindreds, and community.
Abstract: List of Contributors.Introduction.1 Historiography.Philip J. Deloria (University of Colorado).2 First Contacts.John Kicza (Washington State University).3 Health, Disease, Demography.Russell Thornton (University of California, Los Angeles).4 Wag the Imperial Dog: Indians and Overseas Empires in North America, 1650-1776.Gregory E. Dowd (University of Notre Dame).5 Native Americans and the United States, Canada, and Mexico.R. David Edmunds (Indiana University).6 Languages: Linguistic Change and the Study of Indian Languages from Colonial Times to the Present.Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario).7 Native American Systems of Knowledge.Clara Sue Kidwell (University of Oklahoma).8 Native American Spirituality: History, Theory, and Reformulation.Lee Irwin (College of Charleston).9 Indians and Christianity.Willard Rollins (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).10 Kinship, Family Kindreds, and Community.Jay Miller (Simon Fraser University).11 The Nature of Conquest: Indians, Americans, and Environmental History.Louis Warren (University of California, Davis).12 Labor and Exchange in American Indian History.Patricia Albers (University of Minnesota).13 American Indian Warfare: The Cycles of Conflict and the Militarization of Native North America.Tom Holm (University of Arizona).14 Indian Law, Sovereignty, and State Law: Native People and the Law.Sidney L. Harring (City University of New York Law School).15 Federal and State Policies and American Indians.Donald Fixico (Western Michigan University).16 Gender in Native America.Betty Bell (University of Michigan).17 Metis, Mestizo, and Mixed-Blood.Jennifer Brown (University of Winnipeg) and Theresa Schenck (Washington State University).18 Transforming Outsiders: Captivity, Adoption, and Slavery Considered.Pauline Turner Strong (University of Texas at Austin).19 Translation and Cultural Brokerage.Eric Hinderaker (University of Utah).20 Native American Literatures.P. Jane Hafen (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).21 Indigenous Art: Creating Value and Sharing Beauty.Nancy Parezo (University of Arizona).22 Performative Traditions in American Indian History.George Moses (Oklahoma State University).23 American Indian Education: by Indians vs. for Indians.K. Tsianina Lomawaima (University of Arizona).24 Wanted: More Histories of Indian Identity.Alexandra Harmon (University of Washington).25 Sovereignty.Gerald Taiaike Alfred (University of Victoria).Bibliography.Index

265 citations

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TL;DR: In more than a hundred years of Anglo-American ethnography, observation has been combined with a wide variety of theoretical outlooks from structured-functionalist to critical writings.
Abstract: Ethnography is never mere description, rather it is a theory of describing that has always been controversial as to the what and how thus inspiring a dynamic intellectual process. The process has been methodologically eclectic and innovative, governed by both consensual and outdated rules. Throughout more than hundred years of Anglo-American ethnography, observation has been combined with a wide variety of theoretical outlooks from structured-functionalist to critical writings.

114 citations

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Kiara M. Vigil1
01 Jul 2015
TL;DR: Vigil as discussed by the authors examines the literary output of four influential American Indian intellectuals who challenged long-held conceptions of Indian identity at the turn of the twentieth century and traces how the narrative discourses created by these figures spurred wider discussions about citizenship, race, and modernity in the United States.
Abstract: In the United States of America today, debates among, between, and within Indian nations continue to focus on how to determine and define the boundaries of Indian ethnic identity and tribal citizenship. From the 1880s and into the 1930s, many Native people participated in similar debates as they confronted white cultural expectations regarding what it meant to be an Indian in modern American society. Using close readings of texts, images, and public performances, this book examines the literary output of four influential American Indian intellectuals who challenged long-held conceptions of Indian identity at the turn of the twentieth century. Kiara M. Vigil traces how the narrative discourses created by these figures spurred wider discussions about citizenship, race, and modernity in the United States. Vigil demonstrates how these figures deployed aspects of Native American cultural practice to authenticate their status both as indigenous peoples and as citizens of the United States.

65 citations

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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the emergence of the Metis Indians in the Pacific Northwest by tracing the growing up experiences of fur trade youngsters from infancy to old age, focusing on the children at Fort Vancouver, the Hudson's Bay Company headguarters for the region.
Abstract: If the p s y c h i a t r i s t ' s b e l i e f that childhood determines adult behaviour i s true, then h i s t o r i a n s should be able to ascertain much about the f a b r i c of past cultures by examining the way i n which children were raised. Indeed, i t may be argued that the roots of new cultures are to be found i n the growing up experiences of the f i r s t generation. Such i s the premise adopted i n t h i s thesis, which explores the emergence of the Metis i n the P a c i f i c Northwest by tr a c i n g the l i v e s of fur trade youngsters from c h i l d b i r t h to old age. S p e c i f i c a l l y , the study focuses on the children at Fort Vancouver, the Hudson's Bay Company headguarters for the region, during the f i r s t h a l f of the nineteenth century — a period of rapid s o c i a l change. While breaking new ground i n childhood h i s t o r y , the the s i s also provides a s o c i a l history of fur trade society west of the Rocky Mountains. Central to the study i s the conviction that the fur trade constituted a v i a b l e culture. While the parents i n t h i s culture came from a wide v a r i e t y of ethnic backgrounds, t h e i r mixed-blood youngsters were ra i s e d i n the wilderness' of Oregon i n a fusion of f ur trade capitalism, Euro-American ideology and native values — a mil i e u which forged and shaped t h e i r i d e n t i t i e s . This thesis advances the int e r p r e t a t i o n that, despite much v a r i a t i o n i n the children's growing up experience, most

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TL;DR: Douglas Hyde and his wife Lucy visited Washington, D. C. in May 1906, where, for the second occasion during his American mission, he met President Theodore Roosevelt as discussed by the authors, who was interested in Irish matters and knowledgeable about the Irish storytelling tradition.
Abstract: From late 1905 to mid-1906, Douglas Hyde traveled throughout the United States on a publicity and fundraising campaign on behalf of the Irish-language movement in Ireland. In May 1906, Hyde and his wife Lucy visited Washington, D. C. where, for the second occasion during his American mission, he met President Theodore Roosevelt.1 The president of the Gaelic League had learned to his delight at their first meeting that Roosevelt was interested in Irish matters and knowledgeable about the Irish storytelling tradition.2 Having listened to Hyde describe the voluntary efforts of the Gaelic League, Roosevelt promised that he would urge wealthy Irish Americans to fund Celtic Studies chairs in American universities.3 Hyde spent several days in the capital on his second visit. In his memoir, he recorded:

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TL;DR: The Name of War as discussed by the authors is a history of King Philip's War (1675-1678) and of war in general, chronicling, explaining, justifying, memorializing, and even fictionalizing.
Abstract: Jill Lepore's subject is history itself: the chronicling, explaining, justifying, memorializing, and even fictionalizing of King Philip's War (1675-1678) and of war in general. Thickly researched, original, contemporary, and disturbing, The Name of War also belongs to an ambitious American studies tradition that seeks to find sweeping meaning, nothing less than the origins of American identity, in American letters. Lepore delves deeply, too, into the history of the book. She dabbles in the history of commemoration and of the body. Laced with such scholarly apparatus as discursive endnotes, time lines, and graphs (all of them useful), this book is, nonetheless, a self-consciously speculative history. The writing is generally brilliant. The arguments, if not always convincing, are always interesting and often provocative. Lepore's first seven chapters analyze works produced in England and New England during and in the generation that followed the war. Lepore finds and carefully teases meaning out of the few words written by Indians that survive (pp. 94-96). For there were literate Indians in New England; Lepore's figures indicate that among Christian Indians the literacy rate may have been as startlingly high as that among colonial women (pp. 36-37). But though one Indian was a printer, and may even have set the type for Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, none left a war narrative. Instead, the war produced a stream of colonial and English print; twenty-one separate accounts were published before 1685. Examining these works along with many unpublished writings, Lepore contends that the sheer violence of King Philip's War intensified the settlers' fears of losing their Englishness. This is why they especially abhorred the nakedness and homelessness wrought by the war and why they became increasingly uneasy with Indians in English dress or in English-style towns. This is why they ruthlessly removed Indians from their presence: incarcerating their allies on disease-ridden Deer Island, driving survivors underground, and exporting as slaves captured enemy Indians, women and

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