Posts Tagged ‘Stereotypes’

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« Back to Stereotypes Image 1 Answer: This is one of many advertisements that used Indian imagery to sell patent medicines. Here, the strength of the battling warriors suggests the potency of the “Tippecanoe” remedy. The reference is to the 1811 battle between Tecumseh’s followers and American soldiers at a site in Indiana. Situated in [...]

Edmunds – Tecumseh

Please close this window to return to previous page. Tecumseh is really interesting in that Tecumseh is one of the few Native American leaders who, even during his time, when he was opposing the United States—and there were military and American politicians opposing him—his opponents really admired him. Tecumseh emerges in the period right after [...]

Tribal Museums

Several tribes in the Midwest operate tribal museums and cultural centers, sometimes in conjunction with tribal libraries. These are community-based and focused centers that are owned and managed by tribes. They have become an integral part of cultural renaissance in Native communities, as well as one of the ways Native communities try to correct misunderstandings [...]

Sports Imagery

Indian imagery used by athletic teams references both the Noble and Ignoble Indian. Beginning in the early 20th century, high school, college and university, and professional sports teams used “Indian” names, mascots, and logos on everything from clothing to mugs to toilet paper. A national movement led by Indian activists began in 1989, with the [...]

Nesper – The Meaning of Clans

Please close this window to return to previous page. Clanship among Ojibwa is probably, is becoming more important, I think, for people as an aspect of their social identity. I will hear people say things like, “I’m a Crane Clan member. I got my clan from my father.” When it is time for someone to [...]

Low – Potawatomi Clan Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. Before European contact, clan identity was important. And what I’ve been told from my elders is that the first thing that upon meeting a stranger, they want to know what clan you were from (Anishkadoden). And I was Turtle Clan, I am Turtle Clan. And that [...]

Edmunds – Potawatomi Entrepreneurship

Please close this window to return to previous page. And I think you can make some very strong cases that in the Midwest there were, for example, the entrepreneurship on the part of the Miami, Potawatomi, some Chippewa, Ottawa people—it’s profound. Their ability as small business people in the late eighteenth century, early nineteenth century—they [...]

Dakota Artisans

Please close this window to return to previous page. Robbie Robertson: Trickling back from South Dakota and Nebraska, a handful of families formed the nucleus of the Birch-Cooley settlement at a place they called Cansayapi—“They paint the trees red.” By 1886 there were sixteen teepees and a few small farms near the banks of the [...]