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The (De)construction of 'Indianness' at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

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The (De)construction of 'Indianness' at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Tomasic, Patricia (2000) The (De)construction of 'Indianness' at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis surveys the role which 'Indianness' has played at rock art sites in Canada. The emphasis is on how the generally negative colonial creation of 'the Indian,' especially after Confederation, has penetrated non-Native opinion in entertainment, which helped spread 'the Indian' image through the general public, and science, which helped to 'confirm' the image. By looking particularly at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta, some of the issues addressed are: why 'the Indian' was required in Canada, how this image became accepted, how Writing-On-Stone deals with this image in its interpretation and what changes have evolved in rock art research in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Tomasic, Patricia
Pagination:vi, 145 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Art History
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Acland, Joan Reid
ID Code:1233
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:17
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:19
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