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Dilworth, Leah

Overview
Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Leah Dilworth
Imagining Indians in the Southwest : persistent visions of a primitive past by Leah Dilworth( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Imagining Indians in the Southwest, Leah Dilworth examines the creation and enduring potency of the early twentieth-century myth of the primitive Indian. She shows how visions of Indians - created not only by tourism but also by anthropologists, collectors of Indian crafts, and modernist writers - have reflected white anxieties about such issues as the value of labor in an industrialized society, racial assimilation, and the perceived loss of cultural authenticity. Dilworth explores diverse expressions of mainstream society's primitivist impulse - from the Fred Harvey Company's guided tours of Indian pueblos supposedly untouched by modern life to enthnographic descriptions of the Hopi Snake dance as alien and exotic. She shows how magazines touted the preindustrial simplicity of Indian artisanal occupations and how Mary Austin's 1923 book, The American Rhythm, urged poets to emulate the cadences of Native American song and dance. Contending that Native Americans of the Southwest still are seen primarily as living relics, Dilworth describes the ways in which they have resisted cultural colonialism. She concludes with a consideration of two contemporary artists who, by infusing their works with history and complexity, are recasting the practices and politics of primitivism
Acts of possession : collecting in America( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer ideabook : teaching units, program listings, task cards, reproducible worksheets, and resource lists( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teaching units, program listings, task cards, reproducible worksheets, and resource lists."
Imagining the primitive, representations of Native Americans in the Southwest, 1800-1930 by Leah Dilworth( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Imagining Indians in the Southwest : persistent visions of a primitive past
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Acts of possession : collecting in America
Languages
English (22)