Imagining Indians in the Southwest Persistent Visions of a Primitive Past

ISBN-10: 1560988347

ISBN-13: 9781560988342

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leah Dilworth

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In Imagining Indians in the Southwest, Leah Dilworth examines the creation and enduring potency of the early twentieth-century myth of the primitive Indian. She demonstrates how visions of Indians -- created by tour companies, anthropologists, collectors of Indian crafts, and modernist writers -- have reflected white anxieties about complex racial and cultural issues. Contending that Native Americans of the Southwest still are seen primarily as living relics, Dilworth describes the ways in which they have resisted cultural colonialism.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 12/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Representing the Hopi Snake Dance
Textualizing the Snake Dance
The Snake Dance in Ethnographic Exhibits
The Snake Dance as a Tourist Attraction
Cultural Incorporation of the Snake Dance
The Snake Dance as a Spectacle
Discovering Indians in Fred Harvey's Southwest
The Rise of the Fred Harvey Company
The Spectale of Fred Harvey's Southwest
Appearing and Disappearing in Fred Harvey's Southwest
The Machinery of the Tourist Spectacle
The Touristic Exchange
Re-presenting the Touristic Encounter
The Spectacle of Indian Artisanal Labor
The Development of Markets for Indian Crafts
The Collector-Connoisseur
The Indian Artisan
Imagining Primitive Labor
Artisanal Craft as a Tool of Reform
Limitations of the Artisan Stereotype
Modernism, Primitivism, and the American Rhythm
Modernist Primitivism
Cultural Nationalism and Regionalism
Primitivism as a Cultural Cure
The Indian and Aesthetic Authenticity
The Semiotics of Playing Indian
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index
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