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ERIC Number: EJ541692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
The Powwow As a Public Arena for Negotiating Unity and Diversity in American Indian Life.
Mattern, Mark
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v20 n4 p183-201 1996
Describes powwow practices, participants, music, and dance, as well as conflicts over gender issues, secular versus spiritual interests, and relations between Indians and non-Indians. Argues that the powwow is best understood in dual paradoxical terms: it plays a unifying role in Indian life, affirming tribal and supratribal identity and commitment, while providing an arena for disagreement and negotiation. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Wisconsin