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'Many tender ties': the shifting contexts and meanings of the S BLACK bag

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An embroidered and beaded bag collected in a fur-trade social context in western North America in the early 1840s has shifted drastically in meaning over the course of its existence. Initially expressing affectionate ties between its maker and its recipient, the bag later came to represent outsiders' denigration of Native women and those who married them, and became an exotic souvenir in an English Victorian household. Still later, the bag became a museum artefact seen as expressing tribal id...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Pitt Rivers Museum
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
World Archaeology
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
288-302
Publication date:
1999-10-01
ISSN:
0043-8243
Language:
English
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UUID:
uuid:78bb717b-e164-4316-84ac-ecb343dc5d54
Local pid:
ora:3373
Deposit date:
2010-02-17

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