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Indians and WannabesNative American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond$
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Ann M. Axtmann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049113

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049113.001.0001

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Transcultural Beginnings

Transcultural Beginnings

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(p.86) 5 Transcultural Beginnings
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Indians and Wannabes
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Ann M. Axtmann

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0005

The notion of transculturation is key to understanding the many intertribal, interracial, and intergenerational exchanges-- including the attendance of indigenous peoples from across the Americas--that take place at powwow in the United States and Canada. Chapter 5 explores this concept by examining the sites at which transcultural exchanges are most prevalent: the Grand Entry, the “intertribal,” and the Tiny Tots dance category. The body actions and regalia involved in traditional men’s and women’s dance styles and substyles are analyzed, and gender issues are also considered.

Keywords:   gender, Grand Entry, indigenous peoples, the intertribal, Tiny Tots, traditional men’s dance styles, traditional women’s dance styles, transculturation, transcultural exchanges

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