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Crafting an Indigenous NationKiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era$
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Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643663

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.001.0001

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We Worked and Made Beautiful Things

We Worked and Made Beautiful Things

Peoplehood, Kiowa Women, and Material Culture

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(p.80) Chapter Four We Worked and Made Beautiful Things
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Crafting an Indigenous Nation
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Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.003.0005

During the early twentieth century, Kiowa people expertly deployed material culture as symbols of themselves as a people. Beadwork specifically illustrated the significance of kinship and is use and exchange among people, which constructed family relationships and a sense of belongingness. Beadwork and other expressive forms were highlighted in the American Indian Exposition, a fair, and an event, which provided a venue of public display that encouraged intertribal competition. The chapter also examines the representation of young women as American Indian Exposition princesses.

Keywords:   gender and women, peoplehood, nationhood, beadwork, American Indian Exposition, powwows, princesses

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