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From Invisibility To Liminality: The Imposition Of Identity Among Non-Federally Recognized Tribes Within The Federal Acknowledgment Process, Christopher M. Drake Jan 2018

From Invisibility To Liminality: The Imposition Of Identity Among Non-Federally Recognized Tribes Within The Federal Acknowledgment Process, Christopher M. Drake

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis discusses the imposition of a “liminal” identity among non-federally recognized American Indian tribes pursuing federal recognition through the Federal Acknowledgment Process. By requiring a tribe to simultaneously appear as both intelligible/similar to and distinctive/different from American society, the “liminal” identity fails to be maintained, barring a tribe’s recognition.


Indigenous Curation At The Denver Museum Of Nature And Science, Julia Marie Strunk Jan 2016

Indigenous Curation At The Denver Museum Of Nature And Science, Julia Marie Strunk

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the questions of how and why indigenous curation is incorporated into collections care and management for American Indian sacred, ceremonial, and religious items at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) through the examination of staff discourse. This thesis also discusses the importance of incorporating non-Western ontologies and epistemologies into classically Western science and natural history museums, and how this helps reconcile differing collections care and management practices. Through the presentation and examination of data and literature, I argue that it is important to include indigenous curation in museums because it aids in cultural revitalization and ...


‘Reclamation Road’: A Microhistory Of Massacre Memory In Clear Lake, California, Jeremiah J. Garsha Oct 2015

‘Reclamation Road’: A Microhistory Of Massacre Memory In Clear Lake, California, Jeremiah J. Garsha

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This article is a microhistory of not only the massacre of the indigenous Pomo people in Clear Lake, California, but also the memorialization of this event. It is an examination of two plaques marking the site of the Bloody Island massacre, exploring how memorial representations produce and silence historical memory of genocide under emerging and shifting historical narratives. A 1942 plaque is contextualized to show the co-option of the Pomo and massacre memory by an Anglo-American organization dedicated to settler memory. A 2005 plaque is read as a decentering of this narrative, guiding the viewer through a new hierarchy of ...


The Sacred Role Of Animal Beings In Iroquois Lore, Melissa J. Martinelli May 2012

The Sacred Role Of Animal Beings In Iroquois Lore, Melissa J. Martinelli

English Theses

The act of storytelling provides a connection between the spiritual and physical spheres, and the Haudenosaunee people (more commonly recognized as Iroquois) utilize the oral narrative to convey the most sacred truths of their culture. In focusing primarily upon animals and animal beings, one can recognize the deep reverence traditional tribal members feel toward animals as certain legends seek to unite individuals with the spirits, personalities, and bodies of such creatures in narrative form. Too often animals are overlooked as “lesser” beings, yet in legends of the Iroquois they possess potent orenda (great power) that can help one achieve success ...


Designing, Producing And Enacting Nationalisms: Contemporary Amerindian Fashion In Canada, Cory Willmott Jan 2010

Designing, Producing And Enacting Nationalisms: Contemporary Amerindian Fashion In Canada, Cory Willmott

Cory A. Willmott

Today, generations after the adoption of European styles, Amerindian peoples’ everyday clothing is almost indistinguishable from that of other residents of North America. Until recently their culturally distinct clothing has been mainly reserved for ceremonial occasions such as powwows and religious rituals. This bifurcation of clothing styles and contexts parallels the dichotomy between ‘traditional’ and ‘assimilated’ Native identity that has been imposed by the dominant society. The dichotomy is a double bind: adopting ‘traditional’ identities, Native peoples are cast into a static ahistorical frame, while appearing ‘assimilated’ erases cultural distinctiveness. In both cases, Native peoples cannot effectively stake claims to ...


C14 Age Control On A Rappahannock Native American Site On Totuskey Creek (44rd0206) In Richmond County, Virginia, Marcus M. Key, Jr., Steven Vaughn, Todd H. Davis, William Parr Jan 2009

C14 Age Control On A Rappahannock Native American Site On Totuskey Creek (44rd0206) In Richmond County, Virginia, Marcus M. Key, Jr., Steven Vaughn, Todd H. Davis, William Parr

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The discovery of well-preserved bone material in a Native American site allowed C14 dating of the associated artifacts. The primary goal of this report is to determine the absolute age of the bone fragment, and the secondary goal is to compare this result with the ages of the artifacts based on the typological approach using the associated prehistoric ceramic and stone artifacts. The site is along Totuskey Creek in Richmond County in the area traditionally mapped as part of the Rappahannock tribal area at contact in 1607 and across the creek from their 1653 relocation site. The bone was ...


At The Crossroads Of Hualapai History, Memory, And American Colonization: Contesting Space And Place, Jeffrey P. Shepherd Jan 2008

At The Crossroads Of Hualapai History, Memory, And American Colonization: Contesting Space And Place, Jeffrey P. Shepherd

Jeffrey P Shepherd

This essay argues that the colonization of the Americas involved not only physical and economic dimensions, but also spatial and historical components. As the Hualapai in Arizona contested colonization, they presented myriad forms of their own history in an effort to remain tied to traditional landscapes. However, as they articulated these histories, they implicitly accepted a metanarrative of their own past that reflected the modernist tropes of nationalism and cultural essentialism. Although they successfully held onto their reservation they simultaneously created an ambiguous legacy rooted in self-determination and contradictory strands of historical memory. Their anti-colonial resistance thwarted the extremes of ...


The Pumpkin Site Update, Tommy Charles Mar 1996

The Pumpkin Site Update, Tommy Charles

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Archaeology At Santa Elena: Doorway To The Past, Stanley South Jan 1996

Archaeology At Santa Elena: Doorway To The Past, Stanley South

Popular Series

This publication, published by the University of South Carolina's South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, is the second issue of the Institute's Popular Series.

Contents:

Table of Contents.....p. iii
Acknowledgements.....p. v
Preface by Chester B. DePratter.....p. vii
A Spanish Colonial Overview.....p. 1
The Search for Santa Elena Begins (1978).....p. 7
The Sampling Project Begins (1979).....p. 11
Fort San Felipe is Found (1979).....p. 17
The Sampling Project Concludes (1979).....p. 19
A Hut Ruin Is Discovered (1979).....p. 21
Santa Elena is Found (1981).....p. 25
Exploring Fort San Marcos (1979 ...


38gr226: The Pumpkin Site Greenville County, South Carolina, Tommy Charles Dec 1995

38gr226: The Pumpkin Site Greenville County, South Carolina, Tommy Charles

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Pumpkin Site (38gr226), Tommy Charles Jul 1995

The Pumpkin Site (38gr226), Tommy Charles

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Notebook - May-June 1973, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina May 1973

Notebook - May-June 1973, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Notebook

Contents:

Editor's Page.....p. 73
The Jesse Kirk Button Belt.....p. 75


Notebook - March-April 1973, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Mar 1973

Notebook - March-April 1973, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Notebook

Contents:

Editor's Page.....p. 37
Radiocarbon Date for an Early Human Bone From Edisto Island, South Carolina.....p. 39
Update on the Trotter's Shoals Reservoir (Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake).....p. 44
A Review of Early Pottery from the South Carolina Coast.....p. 45
A Reviewer's Note.....p. 53
Archeological Survey of South Carolina Electric and Gas Company's Calhoun Falls-Hart 115KV Transmission Line.....p. 57
Geo-Archeology.....p. 59
Artifacts at Auction.....p. 64
Pre-Columbian Intercourse Between the Old World and the New--Considered from Africa......p. 65
The University Museum.....p. 69
Leslie L. Beuschel Joins ...


The Prophecy, Robert K. Thomas Jan 1972

The Prophecy, Robert K. Thomas

Robert K. Thomas

Written under the pseudonym of Anderson Dirthrower, tells of a prophecy that Bob Thomas heard as a teenager.


Nationalism, Robert K. Thomas Jan 1972

Nationalism, Robert K. Thomas

Robert K. Thomas

Written under the pseudonym of Anderson Dirthrower, R.K. Thomas writes of 'how it feels to have lived these last forty-five years as an Indian.'


Comment On "Some Thoughts On Theory And Method In Historical Archaeology" By Clyde Dollar, Stanley South Sep 1968

Comment On "Some Thoughts On Theory And Method In Historical Archaeology" By Clyde Dollar, Stanley South

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Face Painting By The Seri Indians, Joel Halpern May 1952

Face Painting By The Seri Indians, Joel Halpern

Joel M. Halpern

In preparation for the day a young Seri woman prepares her face with make up. The Seri a distinctive tribe number about 350 now. Their elaborate make up ritual was very elaborate compared to their "simple material culture".