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Crafting an Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote


In this in-depth interdisciplinary study, Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote reveals how Kiowa people drew on the tribe's rich history of expressive culture to assert its identity at a time of profound challenge. Examining traditional forms such as beadwork, metalwork, painting, and dance, Tone-Pah-Hote argues that their creation and exchange were as significant to the expression of Indigenous identity and sovereignty as formal political engagement and policymaking. These cultural forms, she argues, were sites of contestation as well as affirmation, as Kiowa people used them to confront external pressures, e ... More

Keywords: expressive Culture, Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Progressive Era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643663
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill