We Should Come Together with a Good Thought: The Importance of Relationships in the Life of a Native American Church Roadman

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Title:
We Should Come Together with a Good Thought: The Importance of Relationships in the Life of a Native American Church Roadman
Author:
Basaldu, Robert Christopher
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As an example of personal inter-relational anthropology, this dissertation explores the nature of person hood, relationships, and affectionate adoption between relatives in the life of a Native American Church roadman, of Kiowa and Cheyenne heritage. As indigenous and Native American scholars have challenged hegemonic assumptions about indigenous communities and peoples, so too does this dissertation offer ideas and critiques from the indigenous perspective, thus reinterpreting an individualistic perception of identity with a perspective on identity based upon shared relationships. The centrality of religion, ceremony, and religious social dynamics form a context through which many of these relationships emerge, are expressed, and transform through time. This dissertation explores how relationships are created, maintained, and formed through the sharing of story, of experiences, and time. Also explored are issues of gender dynamics, gender identity, and their part in shaping family relationships. Other dynamics discussed include contemporary Native American life, economic insecurity, alcohol and substance use, humor and story telling.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
American Indian; Community; Gender Identity; Identity; Kiowa; Native American Church; Anthropology, Cultural; Native American Studies; Religion, General
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hill, Jane; Kennedy, Elizabeth L
Committee Chair:
Hill, Jane; Kennedy, Elizabeth L

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleWe Should Come Together with a Good Thought: The Importance of Relationships in the Life of a Native American Church Roadmanen_US
dc.creatorBasaldu, Robert Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorBasaldu, Robert Christopheren_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs an example of personal inter-relational anthropology, this dissertation explores the nature of person hood, relationships, and affectionate adoption between relatives in the life of a Native American Church roadman, of Kiowa and Cheyenne heritage. As indigenous and Native American scholars have challenged hegemonic assumptions about indigenous communities and peoples, so too does this dissertation offer ideas and critiques from the indigenous perspective, thus reinterpreting an individualistic perception of identity with a perspective on identity based upon shared relationships. The centrality of religion, ceremony, and religious social dynamics form a context through which many of these relationships emerge, are expressed, and transform through time. This dissertation explores how relationships are created, maintained, and formed through the sharing of story, of experiences, and time. Also explored are issues of gender dynamics, gender identity, and their part in shaping family relationships. Other dynamics discussed include contemporary Native American life, economic insecurity, alcohol and substance use, humor and story telling.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Indianen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectGender Identityen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectKiowaen_US
dc.subjectNative American Churchen_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Culturalen_US
dc.subjectNative American Studiesen_US
dc.subjectReligion, Generalen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHill, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Elizabeth Len_US
dc.contributor.chairHill, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.chairKennedy, Elizabeth Len_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolm, Tomen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Thomas Ken_US
dc.identifier.proquest10583en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752260924en_US
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