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Richard Clemmer-Smith, Ph.D.
Native American powwow, Identity formation, Gender and identity
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.
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Opperman, Kresta-Leigh, "Dancing Power: Examining Identity Through Native American Powwow" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 487.
Received from ProQuest