Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Richard Clemmer-Smith

Abstract

Author: Kresta-Leigh Opperman

Title: Dancing Power: Examining Identity Through Native American Powwow

Advisor: Richard Clemmer-Smith

Degree Date: August 2010

ABSTRACT

This study considers how inter-tribal Indian identity formed though historic circumstances and how it is negotiated and maintained by contemporary Native Americans. Specifically, it considers identity formation and negotiation through the inter-tribal dance event, powwow. Further, it considers how and if men and women participate in this identity formation and negotiation differently. Finally, it considers how this identity is useful for urban Indian populations living outside of tribal lands and who, in some cases, have little involvement in more traditional, or tribal, settings.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Kresta-Leigh Opperman

File size

111 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Cultural anthropology

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