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ERIC Number: EJ947817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Some Thoughts on "Taking" Pictures: Imaging "Indians" and the Counter-Narratives of Visual Sovereignty
Bell, Morgan F.
Great Plains Quarterly, v31 n2 p85-104 Spr 2011
Soon after its inception the camera became the primary vehicle for producing images of Native Americans. Without question, late nineteenth and early twentieth-century images of Native Americans have been integral in forming the stereotypical ideal of "Indian." For many imaginations, these images have frozen North America's indigenous people, not only in a timeless past but, in essence, "outside" time. This essay examines photographic images that illustrate this phenomenon and some that dismantle it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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