By Christina Taylor Beard-Moose
A significant financial between American Indian tribes is the general public merchandising and show of points in their cultural historical past in quite a lot of vacationer venues. Few do it higher than the japanese Band of the Cherokee, whose place of origin is the Qualla Boundary of North Carolina. via wide learn into the paintings of alternative students relationship again to the past due 1800s, and interviews with quite a lot of modern Cherokees, Beard-Moose provides the 2 faces of the Cherokee humans. One is the general public face that populates the powwows, dramatic shows, museums, and myriad roadside craft destinations. the opposite is the personal face whose homecoming, Indian festivals, traditions, trust process, neighborhood power, and cultural historical past are threatened via the very actions that positioned meals on their tables. developing an ethnohistory of tourism and evaluating the studies of the Cherokee with the Florida Seminoles and Southwestern tribes, this paintings brings into sharp concentration the superb line among selling and promoting Indian culture.
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