No pan indigenous way of being indian exist

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No “pan-indigenous” way of being Indian exist Indigenous—the category as we use it, is the result of encounters between local people (indigenous/native) and those that were not local (settlers, colonizers, visitors, travelers) o They become indigenous when encountered by foreigners; a relationship Indigenous or native may indicate a way of being, also indicates a relation with the nation state o A position to which rights are denied (ex.to territory) o A position from which to demand rights Indigenous ways were deemed to be extinct—they persevered and changed Ethnicity Indicates cultural difference from a cultural norm o Think ‘ethnic food’ in a grocery store When race was displaced as scientific category “ethnicity” (and ethnic group) was used to refer to cultural differences among humans Indigenous groups are not ethnic groups o States and non-indigenous recognize internal cultural differences within local populations o The category through which that recognition usually happens is ethnicity o “Indigenous groups” are not naturally “ethnic groups” (or indigenous) o It is through relations with the state (or Anthropologists) that “indigenous groups” become such or ethnic groups
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  • Fall '14
  • JamesGrisemer
  • Ethnic group,  Sameness

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