Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research Center

Patricia Pierce Erikson

Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 264 p.
Testo in English
Peso: 386 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803267565
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Voices of a Thousand People is the story of one Native community's efforts to found their own museum and empower themselves to represent their ancient traditional lifeways, their historic experiences with colonialism, and their contemporary efforts to preserve their heritage for generations to come. This ethnography richly portrays how a community embraced the archaeological discovery of Ozette village in 1970 and founded the Makah Cultural and Research Center (MCRC) in 1979. Oral testimonies, participant observation, and archival research weave a vivid portrait of a cultural center that embodies the self-image of a Native American community in tension with the identity assigned to it by others.