The traveling Indian Gallery, part one

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A critical reading of George Catlin's 19th century portraits of Native Americans is offered. Catlin's Traveling Indian Gallery distorted the culture voices and customs of his subjects. My reading is a form of memory-making, but in a sense it is no more authentic than Catlin's. I attempt a form of self-critique which acknowledges and disturbs this fact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Native Americans
  • art
  • memory
  • performance
  • postmodern west

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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