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4+Shelley+Niro - 1/22/12 Northern Iroquoians: Haudenosaunee...

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1/22/12 1 • League of the Iroquois (6 Nations) Iroquois Confederacy – Onondaga – Cayuga – Mohawk – Oneida – Seneca – Tuscarora Northern Iroquoians: Haudenosaunee “People of the Longhouse” Shelley Niro • Turtle Clan – Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) – Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ontario, Canada – b. 1952, Niagara Falls, NY • beadworker, painter, photographer, ±lmmaker • challenges stereotypes about indigenous cultures through – masquerade, parody, mixing and matching cultural icons – comment on social assimilation and pervasiveness of western icons in Native cultures Shelley Niro Mohawk Portrait of the Artist, Sitting with a Killer, Surrounded by French Curves
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2 Some people think that to be Indian, you have to do certain things, but I'm just saying that you're Indian no matter what you do, but you have to decide what you want to do and you have to ask questions, like, am I doing something because it's expected of me to do, or I am doing it because I really
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course NAS 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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