Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts (Paperback)
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Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts (Paperback)

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Paperback 356 Pages / Published: 07/11/2016
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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 of the artefacts were ever returned to the museum. 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.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442628267
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This work will no doubt become a standard by which repatriation and perhaps even cultural and community studies are judged.'

- Patricia Harms - The Canadian Journal of Native Studies vol 37:02:2017

'What this book does excellently is to uncover in subtle ways how objects are actors in the drama of repatriation whether one takes First Nations perspective or not.'

- Max Carocci - Transmotion Journal vol 4:01:2018

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