Synopses & Reviews
Explores the visual representation of Native North Americans during the development of photography, the emergence of anthropology and the US government's policy of assimilation. It includes photographic journeys by three Native and three non-Native authors. Exhibited at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.
Table of Contents
They're taking our children / George Horse Capture -- When is a photograph worth a thousand words? / Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie -- The occupation of indigenous space as 'photograph' / Jolene Rickard -- Invaded spaces -- Theatre of diplomacy -- The American dream -- Desirable objects -- Curious Curtis -- A hundred years in the life of American Indian photographs / Mick Gidley -- 'A portion of the promises made to us have not been fulfilled': Little Crow and the Sioux Revolt / Paula Richardson Fleming -- The resonance of anthropology / Elizabeth Edwards -- Wo'wapi Waâste- acting the part: image makers of the North American Indian / Colin Taylor -- The pen and the gaze: narratives of the Southwest at the turn of the 19th century / Benedetti Cestelli Guidi -- Indigenous photographies: a space for indigenous realities / Theresa Harlan -- Jennie Ross Cobb -- Richard Throssel -- Horace Poolaw -- Lee Marmon -- Dugan Aguilar -- Shelley Niro -- Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie -- Larry McNeil -- Pamela Shields -- Jolene Rickard.