Theatres of contact: The Kwakwaka'wakw meet colonialism in British Columbia and at the Chicago World's Fair

TitleTheatres of contact: The Kwakwaka'wakw meet colonialism in British Columbia and at the Chicago World's Fair
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsRaibmon, P
JournalCANADIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
Volume81
Pagination157-190
ISBN Number0008-3755
KeywordsCanada, Colonialism, exhibitions, Fairs &amp, History, Indigenous people, Native culture, Native peoples
Abstract

Raibmon discusses a performance by the Kwakwaka'wakw people at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair that placed the tribe's struggle with capitalism, Christianity, and other colonial forces on the world stage. The performers successfully played colonial viewpoints off against each other in a manner that furthered their own interest in controlling the direction and pace of change in their lives.

Refereed DesignationRefereed
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