Critical and Cultural Studies | Indigenous Studies
This essay examines the oppositional narratives presented in a Native American museum in order to explore the efficacy of narrative as both a strategy for resistance to hegemonic narratives of the settling of the West and a medium for sharing culture. The positioning of the museum visitor as co-participant in the museum’s narratives is also considered, with a particular focus on the relationships among narrator, story, and audience. Finally, the narrative of tribal life presented in the museum is evaluated for its potential as a vehicle for both cultural change and continuity.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Text and Performance Quarterly, volume 25, 2005, pages 220-238. Text and Performance Quarterly is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10462930500271786
Jackson B. Miller
Coyote's Tale on the Old Oregon Trail: Challenging Cultural Memory through Narrative at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.
Text and Performance Quarterly, 2005, volume 25, pages 220-238
Miller, Jackson B., "Coyote's Tale on the Old Oregon Trail: Challenging Cultural Memory through Narrative at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute" (2005). Faculty Publications. Accepted Version. Submission 3.