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Strands which refuse to be braided: hair samples from Beatrice Blackwood’s Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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This article concerns hair samples collected in 1925 in the Ojibwe community of Red Lake, Minnesota, USA, now in the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. It outlines the process of consultation with community members and of the discovery of the historical context and meanings surrounding the hair. These meanings are emotive because of the conjuncture of Ojibwe beliefs about hair with the history of the cutting and analysis of hair by Whites as part of attempts to control Ojibwe peop...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Author's Original

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10.1177/1359183503008001763

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Pitt Rivers Museum
Publisher:
Sage Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Material Culture Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
75-96
Publication date:
2003-03-06
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EISSN:
1460-3586
ISSN:
1359-1835
URN:
uuid:7dcd8ab3-d608-4216-b0b2-79be29441b96
Local pid:
ora:3046

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