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Author Matthews, Maureen Anne, 1949- author.

Title Naamiwan's drum : the story of a contested repatriaton of Anishinaabe artefacts / Maureen Matthews
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 325 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Omishoosh : a visit to the museum -- 3. Animacy : linguistic considerations -- 4. Dewe'igan : repatriation -- 5. Personhood : wiikaan and artefact -- 6. Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge : Ojibwe advocacy and revitalization -- 7. Repatriation : cultural rights and the construction of meaning -- 8. Nelson Owen : mitigwakik homecoming -- 9. Agency and artefacts : new theoretical approaches -- 10. Repatriating agency : an agency analysis of repatriation -- Appendix A: Timeline -- Appendix B: Ojibwe language notes -- Appendix C: Anishinaabemowin glossary
Summary "Naamiwan's Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. This drum, and forty other artefacts, were given away by a Canadian museum to an American Anishinaabe group that had no family or community connections to the collection. Many years passed before the drum was returned to the family and only half of the artefacts were ever returned to the museum."-- Provided by publisher
"Maureen Matthews takes us through this astonishing set of events from multiple perspectives, exploring community and museum viewpoints, visiting the ceremonial group leader in Wisconsin, and finally looking back from the point of view of the drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself. Containing fourteen beautiful colour illustrations, Naamiwan's Drum is a compelling account of repatriation as well as a cautionary tale for museum professionals."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-305) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject University of Winnipeg. Anthropology Museum -- Case studies
Manitoba Museum -- Case studies
Manitoba Museum
Ojibwa Indians -- Museums -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Ojibwa Indians -- Manitoba -- Antiquities -- Case studies
Ojibwa Indians -- Material culture -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Museums -- Acquisitions -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Museums and Indians -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Cultural property -- Repatriation -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Cultural property -- Protection -- Manitoba -- Case studies
Drum -- Manitoba -- Case studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Cultural property -- Protection
Cultural property -- Repatriation
Museums -- Acquisitions
Museums and Indians
Ojibwa Indians -- Antiquities
Restitution Kulturpolitik
Manitoba -- Antiquities -- Case studies
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442622432