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dc.contributor.advisorCox, James H. (James Howard), 1968-en
dc.creatorEvans, Katherine Liesl Youngen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-03T14:39:53Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-03T14:40:01Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-03T14:39:53Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-03T14:40:01Zen
dc.date.created2010-08en
dc.date.issued2010-12-03en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1588en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores the unique political and cultural possibilities that public performance held for Native American activists and artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Not only did these performance texts, generated in multiple genres, offer a counternarrative to the mainstream discourse of Native assimilation, they also provided Native writer-performers with a vehicle for embodying tribally-specific epistemologies, cosmologies, and diplomatic histories. These Native dramatists transformed the stage into a site of political possibility left unrealized on the printed page, a site where they could revise images of their peoples from shadows and stereotypes to sovereign nations. Included in this study are analyses of the speaking tours of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins/Thocmetony (Northern Paiute), the performance poetry of Emily Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake (Mohawk), an opera co-written by Gertrude Bonnin/Zitkala-Ša (Yankton Dakota), and pageants performed by the Garden River First Nation (Ketegaunseebee Anishinaabe). Drawing primarily on contemporary scholarship in Native American literary studies, including American Indian literary nationalism and internationalism, the burgeoning work in Native American performance studies, and methodologies from theater history, the following chapters contextualize both printed and performance versions of these texts with tribally-specific political, economic, and cultural histories, as well as performance reviews and broader federal Indian policy of the time.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectNative Americanen
dc.subjectFirst Nationsen
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectDramaen
dc.subjectLiterary nationalismen
dc.titleStaged encounters : Native American performance between 1880 and 1920en
dc.date.updated2010-12-03T14:40:01Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGonz�lez, John M.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoore, Lisa L.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMurphy, Gretchenen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberParedez, Deborahen
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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