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  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • eBook ISBN:9781483516073

A Powwow Summer Across North America

by Dr. Lita Mathews

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Overview
A Powwow Summer Across North America is a cultural artifact in it's own right which provides a behind the scene explanation and understanding of this popular American Indian tradition in North America. Dr. Lita Mathews opens up a portal for the reader to become familiar with the lifestyle of America's first people.
Description
A POWWOW SUMMER ACROOS AMERICA is a study which explores the intercultural identity and roll of powwows as a cornerstone of an American Indian way of life in North America. This study utilizes data collection techniques such as field notes including a journal; participant observation; and informal and unstructured interviews. This study captures the understandings of the participants through a collection and analysis of artifacts (photographs) as a means of conveying the story. This study establishes Indian identity within the contemporary powwow, allowing native voices to be heard. Dr. Lita Mathews is a Native American from Northern New Mexico who has spent the majority of her life involved in Native culture. For nearly thirty years she has participated in Native American Powwows as a northern style traditional dancer. It is the lifestyle and adventure which she shares with the reader. Thus providing an insider's view to a modern day native activity. Dr. Lita Mathews received her PhD from the University of New Mexico in 1999. This book highlights her dissertation work. Dr. Lita Mathews and her family are the founders and producers of the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, which is held in Albuquerque New Mexico. The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is North America's biggest powwow.
About the author
Dr. Lita Mathews is a Native American from Northern New Mexico who has spent the majority of her life involved in Native culture. For Nearly 30 years she has participated in Native American powwows as a northern style traditional dancer. It is the lifestyle and adventure which she shares with the reader. Thus providing an insiders' view to a modern day Native activity. Dr. Lita Mathews received her PhD from the University of New Mexico in 1999. This publication is the highlights of her dissertation work. Dr. Lita and her family have produced the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow for over 30 years. The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is North America`s biggest powwow.
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