Decolonizing Museums (Paperback)
Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies (University of N
University of North Carolina Press, 9780807837153, 221pp.
Publication Date: November 19, 2012
Lonetree focuses on the representation of Native Americans in exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Minnesota, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Michigan. Drawing on her experiences as an Indigenous scholar and museum professional, Lonetree analyzes exhibition texts and images, records of exhibition development, and interviews with staff members. She addresses historical and contemporary museum practices and charts possible paths for the future curation and presentation of Native lifeways.