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Synopsis: This innovative cultural history examines wide-ranging issues of religion, politics, and identity through an analysis of the American Indian Ghost Dance movement and its significance for two little-studied tribes: the Shoshones and Bannocks. The Ghost Dance has become a metaphor for the death of American Indian culture, but as Gregory Smoak argues, it was not the desperate fantasy of a dying people but a powerful expression of a racialized Indianness.” While the Ghost Dance did appeal to supernatural forces to restore power to native peoples, on another level it became a vehicle for the expression of meaningful social identities that crossed ethnic, tribal, and historical boundaries. Looking closely at the Ghost Dances of 1870 and 1890, Smoak constructs a far-reaching, new argument about the formation of ethnic and racial identity among American Indians. He examines the origins of Shoshone and Bannock ethnicity, follows these peoples through a period of declining autonomy vis-a-vis the United States government, and finally puts their experience and the Ghost Dances within the larger context of identity formation and emerging nationalism which marked United States history in the nineteenth century.
From the Inside Flap: " This is a compellingly nuanced and sophisticated study of Indian peoples as negotiators and shapers of the modern world."—Richard White, author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815
Title: Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic ...
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description 2006. North America, Native Americans. University of California Press. Very good - fine cloth and dust jacket 289p. Seller Inventory # 1641449735
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Pp: xiii + 289. Gilt titles: sp. Illust. w/ b/w maps (listed). Black cloth bds. Moderate handling wear. A tad of highlighting and a few dog-eared pps., else interior leaves are clean and tight. Cultural history of the Shoshones and Bannocks and the Ghost Dance movement in the late nineteenth century. Includes notes, selected bibliography & index. Seller Inventory # 006802
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