Ciborski, Sara. Culture and power: the emergence and politics of Akwesasne Mohawk traditionalism

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Chapter 1 Representation And Ethics

The Problem Of “knowing”

The Problem Of Representing

Representing “culture”

Do Traditionalists “represent” The Iroquois?

The Problem Of Relevance

Chapter 2 The Anthropological Construction Of Iroquois Culture

The Scholarly Treatment Of Iroquois Culture.

Native Cultural Reasoning

Iroquois Culture As Caricature And Cliché.

Chapter 3 The Geopolitics Of Akwesasne: Exclusion, Partition, And Dependency

The Standard Account Of The Early Mohawk History And Settlement

Untitled Section: ...

The Partitioning Of Akwesasne

Twentieth-century New York-iroquois Relations

Akwesasne Sociopolitics From 1968 To The Present.

Chapter 4 The Traditionalist Representation Of Iroquois Culture

The Position Papers: The Iroquois History Of The Western World

The Position Papers: Iroquois Culture And The Apotheosis Of The League

Later Representations

Negotiating Traditionalist Identity In Intercultural Encounters

A Public Re-enactment Of Iroquois Culture

Representation And Everyday Life

Chapter 5 The Internal Politics Of Enculturation

Teaching And Learning Language And Culture

The Akwesasne Freedom School

The Freedom School Curriculum In 1985-86.

The Cultural Politics Of Playing Bingo

Chapter 6 The Politics Of Unity And Fragmentation

The Cultural Politics Of Environmental Pollution

The Cultural Politics Of Unity

Akwesasne And The Emergence Of The Haudenosaunee Grand Council

The Splintering Of Culture

Chapter 7 Radical Iroquois Traditionalism As Cultural Nationalism

Traditionalism As “nativism”

Indians, Ethnicity, And Race

Colonialism, Racism, And The National Question

Iroquois And Indigenous Cultural Nationalism

A Model Of Cultural Nationalism

Chapter 8 Representation And Power 1

Context Of The Resource Guide Controversy

Scholarly Critique And Native Rejoinder

Objectivity, Representation, And Dialogue

Cultural Imperialism And Academic Colonialism

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Culture and power: the emergence and politics of Akwesasne Mohawk traditionalism

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1990 [1994 copy]. [xi], 277 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Sara Ciborski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sociocultural trends (178); Public welfare (657); Elections (666); Political movements (668); Ethnosociology (829); Elementary education (872);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This dissertation presents an interpretive study of the efforts of the Mohawk Iroquois traditionalists to build cultural and political awareness in the community of Akwesasne (St. Regis Reserve/Reservation) situated on the U.S.-Canadian border. Ciborski notes that Mohawk conceptions about Iroquois culture, their relationship to the dominant (non-Indian) society, and the continuing struggle to solve serious social and economic problems in the community, are significant contributing factors to the continuence of Akwesasne traditionalism. 'The author argues that the cultural expression and national aspirations of Akwesasne Mohawk traditionalists are a form of cultural nationalism insofar as they are responses to the experience of internal colonialism, a structural relationship to the dominant society suffered by other U.S. racial minorities ' (p. ix).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 63

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nm09-063

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM: 9024952 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- State University of New York at Albany, 1990 Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-277)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1985-1986

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1994

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1985-1986

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mohawk ; Akwesasne, New York State, United States and Quebec, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the links below to export the citation to your chosen bibliographic manager.

Export a Citation