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ERIC Number: EJ832230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
"Lost and Lonesome": Literary Reflections on Museums and the Roles of Relics
Schweninger, Lee
American Indian Quarterly, v33 n2 p169-199 Spr 2009
Gerald Vizenor is one of several American Indian writers who reflect on the place of objects as they are displayed for cultural consumption, questioning the role of museums particularly in housing and displaying those objects. In light of such works of literature the author argues that in different ways each of these writers presents a critique of museum culture and in so doing offers a form of American Indian self-representation that challenges mainstream European and European American accounts of history and identity through artifact. Although much has perhaps changed since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), according to several of these writers and other indigenous peoples, much remains the same. (Contains 67 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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