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Indians on Display : Global Commodification of Native America in Performance, Art, and Museums

By: Denzin, Norman K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Walnut Creek : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (236 p.).ISBN: 9781611320909.Subject(s): Folklore -- Performance -- United States | Indians in art | Indians in popular culture | Indians of North America -- Exhibitions | Indians of North America -- Public opinion | Museum exhibits -- United States | Public opinion -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Indians on Display : Global Commodification of Native America in Performance, Art, and MuseumsDDC classification: 305.897 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Dramatis Personae -- Introduction -- Chapter One - Selling Indians: Traveling Wild West Shows, Painters, Minstrels, and Museums -- Chapter Two - Charles Bird King's Studio Indians -- Chapter Three - The Traveling Indian Medicine Show -- Chapter Four - George Catlin's Traveling Indian Gallery -- Chapter Five - Catlin's Traveling Indian Gallery Goes to London -- Chapter Six - Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill -- Chapter Seven - Ghost Dancers in Germany -- Chapter Eight - German Indians R Us -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Author
Summary: Even as their nations and cultures were being destroyed by colonial expansion across the continent, American Indians became a form of entertainment, sometimes dangerous and violent, sometimes primitive and noble. Creating a fictional wild west, entrepreneurs then exported it around the world. Exhibitions by George Catlin, paintings by Charles King, and Wild West shows by Buffalo Bill Cody were viewed by millions worldwide. Norman Denzin uses a series of performance pieces with historical, contemporary, and fictitious characters to provide a cultural critique of how this version of Indians
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Dramatis Personae -- Introduction -- Chapter One - Selling Indians: Traveling Wild West Shows, Painters, Minstrels, and Museums -- Chapter Two - Charles Bird King's Studio Indians -- Chapter Three - The Traveling Indian Medicine Show -- Chapter Four - George Catlin's Traveling Indian Gallery -- Chapter Five - Catlin's Traveling Indian Gallery Goes to London -- Chapter Six - Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill -- Chapter Seven - Ghost Dancers in Germany -- Chapter Eight - German Indians R Us -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Author

Even as their nations and cultures were being destroyed by colonial expansion across the continent, American Indians became a form of entertainment, sometimes dangerous and violent, sometimes primitive and noble. Creating a fictional wild west, entrepreneurs then exported it around the world. Exhibitions by George Catlin, paintings by Charles King, and Wild West shows by Buffalo Bill Cody were viewed by millions worldwide. Norman Denzin uses a series of performance pieces with historical, contemporary, and fictitious characters to provide a cultural critique of how this version of Indians

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He is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He won the Charles Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in 1988. In 1997 he was awarded the George Herbert Mead Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. <p> 050

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