Contesting Knowledge

SKU: 9780803219489

Susan Sleeper-Smith
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Nebraska Press
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Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives is a collection of 12 essays originally presented during a 2007 symposium at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The participants comment on ethnography's influence on how Europeans represent colonized peoples; analyze curatorial practices; and consider tribal museums that focus on contesting and critiquing colonial views of American and Canadian history while serving the varied needs of the Indigenous communities. The institutions include the following: National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC; the Oneida Nation Museum in Oneida, Wisconsin; tribal museums in the Klamath River region in California; the tribal museum in Zuni, New Mexico; the Museum of the American Indian in New York City; and the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Contributors: Kristina Ackley, Miranda J. Brady, M. Teresa Carlson, Brenda J. Child, Brian Isaac Daniels, Gwyneira Isaac, Hal Langfur, Paul Liffman, Amy Lonetree, Brenda Macdougall, Zine Magubane, Ann McMullen, Ciraj Rassool, Jennifer Shannon, Ray Silverman, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Jacki Thompson Rand. Of particular interest is the essay by Kristina Ackley titled, Tsi?niyukwaliho?tA, the Oneida Nation Museum: Creating a Space for Haudenosaunee Kinship and Identity.

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