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From Pejuta To Powwow: The Evolution Of American Indian Music, Kelley Lyn Smith Jan 2020

From Pejuta To Powwow: The Evolution Of American Indian Music, Kelley Lyn Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the current climate of American Indian culture in the United States, the impact of the internet on powwow music and the electronic sharing of music has superseded the more traditional sharing of music in Native cultures. Due to the unique history of American Indian cultures, Native music changed, or evolved, from medicinal uses, pejuta, to expressionism, a method in which to cope with and express the effect history has had on the American Indian people and a way in which to bond with one another in these shared experiences. The evolution of Native music is a traditional form of ...


The Land Remembers: The Construction Of Movement Possibility Among Woodland Period Communities Of The Virginia Peninsula, Josue Roberto Nieves Jan 2015

The Land Remembers: The Construction Of Movement Possibility Among Woodland Period Communities Of The Virginia Peninsula, Josue Roberto Nieves

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"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber Jan 2015

"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber

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False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza Jan 2015

False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza

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Grandfathers At War: Practical Politics Of Identity At Delaware Town, Melissa Ann Eaton Jan 2014

Grandfathers At War: Practical Politics Of Identity At Delaware Town, Melissa Ann Eaton

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This research explores the meaning, construction, representation, and function of Delaware ethnic identity during the 1820s. In 1821, nearly 2,000 Delawares (self-referentially called Lenape) crossed the Mississippi River and settled in Southwest Missouri as a condition of the Treaty of St. Marys. This dissertation argues that effects of this emigration sparked a vigorous reconsideration of ethnic identity and cultural representation. Traditionally, other Eastern Algonquian groups recognized Delawares by the metaphoric kinship status of "grandfather." Both European and Colonial governments also established Delawares as preferential clients and trading partners. Yet, as the Delawares immigrated into a new "western" Superintendency of ...


Powhatan's White Dog: Tsenacommacah In The English Trading World, Matthew Patrick Morrison Jan 2014

Powhatan's White Dog: Tsenacommacah In The English Trading World, Matthew Patrick Morrison

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No abstract provided.


Dealing In Metaphors: Exploring The Materiality Of Trade On Virginia's Seventeenth Century Eastern Siouan Frontier, Madeleine Ailsworth Gunter Jan 2014

Dealing In Metaphors: Exploring The Materiality Of Trade On Virginia's Seventeenth Century Eastern Siouan Frontier, Madeleine Ailsworth Gunter

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The Pamunkey Indian Museum: Collaboration, Display, And The Creation Of A Tribal Museum, Rachel Elaine Bowen Jan 2014

The Pamunkey Indian Museum: Collaboration, Display, And The Creation Of A Tribal Museum, Rachel Elaine Bowen

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Race, Childhood, And Native American Boarding Schools: A Case Study Of The Hampton Normal And Agricultural Institute, Tyler Norris Jan 2014

Race, Childhood, And Native American Boarding Schools: A Case Study Of The Hampton Normal And Agricultural Institute, Tyler Norris

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"Thus Did God Break The Head Of That Leviathan": Performative Violence And Judicial Beheadings Of Native Americans In Seventeenth-Century New England, Ian Edward Tonat Jan 2014

"Thus Did God Break The Head Of That Leviathan": Performative Violence And Judicial Beheadings Of Native Americans In Seventeenth-Century New England, Ian Edward Tonat

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No abstract provided.


From Seã±Or Natural To Siervo De Dios: The Transition Of Nahua Nobility Under Spanish Rule, 1540-1600, Shannon A. Retzbach Jan 2014

From Seã±Or Natural To Siervo De Dios: The Transition Of Nahua Nobility Under Spanish Rule, 1540-1600, Shannon A. Retzbach

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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The Nottoway Of Virginia: A Study Of Peoplehood And Political Economy, C.1775-1875, Buck Woodard Jan 2013

The Nottoway Of Virginia: A Study Of Peoplehood And Political Economy, C.1775-1875, Buck Woodard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This research examines the social construction of a Virginia Indian reservation community during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Between 1824 and 1877 the Iroquoian-speaking Nottoway divided their reservation lands into individual partible allotments and developed family farm ventures that mirrored their landholding White neighbors. In Southampton's slave-based society, labor relationships with White landowners and "Free People of Color" impacted Nottoway exogamy and shaped community notions of peoplehood. Through property ownership and a variety of labor practices, Nottoway's kin-based farms produced agricultural crops, orchard goods and hogs for export and sale in an emerging agro-industrial economy. However, shifts ...


Virginia Indians, Nagpra, And Cultural Affiliation: Revisiting Identities And Boundaries In The Chesapeake, Laura Elizabeth Masur Jan 2013

Virginia Indians, Nagpra, And Cultural Affiliation: Revisiting Identities And Boundaries In The Chesapeake, Laura Elizabeth Masur

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


'Taken To Detroit': Shawnee Resistance And The Ohio Valley Captive Trade, 1750-1796, Anna Margaret Cloninger Jan 2012

'Taken To Detroit': Shawnee Resistance And The Ohio Valley Captive Trade, 1750-1796, Anna Margaret Cloninger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant Jan 2011

Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between the founding of the French post of Detroit in 1701 and the end of Pontiac's War in 1766, several native American peoples settled in distinct clusters around the French (and later British post) near current-day Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. Focusing on the interactions among these communities, this dissertation makes two interrelated arguments. It first argues that, although these peoples had been challenged and changed by the forces of colonialism during the seventeenth century, they nonetheless emerged from that century as discrete ethnic, social, and political entities, rather than shattered or disintegrated refugees. A set of interconnected, mutually ...


Dietary Bioarchaeology: Late Woodland Subsistence Within The Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Berek J. Dore Jan 2011

Dietary Bioarchaeology: Late Woodland Subsistence Within The Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Berek J. Dore

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shellfishing, Ceramics, And Gender: Shell Midden Ceramics From The Kiskiak Site, Jessica Marie Herlich Jan 2011

Shellfishing, Ceramics, And Gender: Shell Midden Ceramics From The Kiskiak Site, Jessica Marie Herlich

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis Jan 2011

Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Fine Art And Clandestine Identity: American Indian Artists In The Contemporary Art Market, Jaclyn Kuizon Jan 2011

Fine Art And Clandestine Identity: American Indian Artists In The Contemporary Art Market, Jaclyn Kuizon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Beyond Words: Nonverbal Communication, Performance, And Acculturation In The Early French-Indian Atlantic (1500--1701), Celine Carayon Jan 2010

Beyond Words: Nonverbal Communication, Performance, And Acculturation In The Early French-Indian Atlantic (1500--1701), Celine Carayon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is a study of nonspeech communication and its significance for mutual acculturation and colonial power dynamics in the context of French-Indian contacts across the Americas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Most scholars have considered sign-language, pantomime, and other nonverbal means of communication (visual, sonorous, tactile, etc), as temporary, imperfect, and insignificant solutions to the lack of mutual linguistic understanding during early colonial encounters. It is also often assumed that these means of communication, combined with seemingly insurmountable cultural differences, inevitably promoted misunderstandings, incomprehension, and violent conflicts between early colonists and native populations. Seeking to challenge these assumptions ...


American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey Jan 2009

American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty" is a study of knowledge and power, as it relates to Indian affairs, in the early republic. It details the interactions, exchanges, and networks through which linguistic and racial ideas were produced and it examines the effect of those ideas on Indian administration. First etymology, then philology, guided the study of human descent, migrations, and physical and mental traits, then called ethnology. It would answer questions of Indian origins and the possibility of Indian incorporation into the United States. It was crucial to white Americans seeking to define their polity and ...


Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins Jan 2009

Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Places Of Power: The Community And Regional Development Of Native Tidewater Palisades Post A.D 1200, Christopher J. Shephard Jan 2009

Places Of Power: The Community And Regional Development Of Native Tidewater Palisades Post A.D 1200, Christopher J. Shephard

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No abstract provided.


In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram Jan 2008

In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

British forts in the colonial American backcountry have long been subjects of American heroic myth. Forts were romanticized as harbingers of European civilization, and the Indians who visited them as awestruck, childlike, or scheming. Two centuries of historiography did little to challenge the image of Indians as noble but peripheral figures who were swept aside by the juggernaut of European expansion. In the last few decades, historians have attacked the persistent notion that Indians were supporting participants and sought to reposition them as full agents in the early American story. But in their search for Indian agency, historians have given ...


Degrees Of Relatedness: The Social Politics Of Algonquian Kinship In The Contact Era Chesapeake, Buck W. Woodard Jan 2008

Degrees Of Relatedness: The Social Politics Of Algonquian Kinship In The Contact Era Chesapeake, Buck W. Woodard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Rise Of The "Indian Doctors": Charity Shaw And The Marketing Of Indian Medicine, Jason Peter Zieger Jan 2008

Rise Of The "Indian Doctors": Charity Shaw And The Marketing Of Indian Medicine, Jason Peter Zieger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Tuscarora Trails: Indian Migrations, War, And Constructions Of Colonial Frontiers, Stephen D. Feeley Jan 2007

Tuscarora Trails: Indian Migrations, War, And Constructions Of Colonial Frontiers, Stephen D. Feeley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Over a century before the Cherokees' Infamous "Trail of Tears," uprooted refugees already made up a majority among Indians in many regions of the American backcountry. Using the Tuscarora Indians as a case study, I take a new look at the role of refugee Indian groups in the construction of colonial frontiers and examine the ways that Indians thrown together from varying regional and cultural backgrounds wrestled with questions of collective identity. Although the Tuscaroras had once been eastern North Carolina's most influential Indian nation, after devastating military defeat, in the words of one contemporary, they "scattered as the ...


"Indispensably Necessary": Cultural Brokers On The Georgia Frontier, 1733--1765, Lisa Laurel Crutchfield Jan 2007

"Indispensably Necessary": Cultural Brokers On The Georgia Frontier, 1733--1765, Lisa Laurel Crutchfield

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the people who brokered cultural exchange among the various groups in and around Georgia from 1733--1765. Populating the territory were Europeans, Indians, and Africans who interacted frequently with one another despite disparate cultural traits. Cultural brokers not only brought members of each society together but did so in a manner that allowed the groups to achieve a level of understanding that would have been otherwise impossible.;The project concentrates on four categories of cultural brokers: Indian traders, military personnel, missionaries, and the Indians themselves. Members of each of these groups played critical roles as intermediaries between the ...


Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld Jan 2007

Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"Ambiguous Alliances" examines the revolutionary era in the Ohio Valley from a Native American perspective. Rather than simply considering them as British pawns or troublesome mischief-makers, this account describes how Wyandots, Shawnees, Ottawas, Delawares, Miamis, and their native neighbors made decisions about war and peace, established alliances with Europeans, Americans, and distant Indian nations, and charted specific strategies for their political and cultural survival. They also suffered devastating personal and property loss and encountered significant disruption to their societal routines. Yet much about their daily lives remained unchanged, and their communities continued to foster a strong Indian identity.;This dissertation ...


"A Graine Of Marveilous Great Increase": A Political Landscape Approach To Powhatan Maize Production And Exchange In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Danielle Christine Risse Jan 2007

"A Graine Of Marveilous Great Increase": A Political Landscape Approach To Powhatan Maize Production And Exchange In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Danielle Christine Risse

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.