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Terri A. Castaneda, Ph.D.

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Selected Publications

California Indian Land Claims Activism and Urban Indian Place-Making, Proceedings of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, Vol. 4:1-7 (2011).

American Indian Lives and Voices: the Promise and Problematics of Life Narratives. Reviews in Anthropology Vol. 38(2): 132-165 (April 2009).

A Shattered Looking Glass: The ‘Americana Indian’ Exhibit as Ethnographic Mirror and Text, Proceedings of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, Vol. 2:1-18 (2009).

Marie Potts and the Smoke Signal of the Federated Indians of California. In Women in Print:  Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, J. Danky and W. Wiegand (eds.), pp. 77-125. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press (2006).

Salvaging the Anthropologist-Other at California's Tribal College. American Indian Quarterly, Vol. 26 (2): 308-319 (Spring 2002). 

Discourses of Islands and Natives in Late 20th-Century Galveston: Symbolic Circumscriptions of Penetrated Space (pdf) ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Vol. 8 (1):137-147 (Winter 2001).

Beyond the Trocadero: Mickey's Wild West Show and More. Public Culture, Vol. 5 (3):607-613 (Spring 1993) (pdf).

Negotiating Autonomy: African Women and the Manipulation of Christian Ideology. In Embodied Love: Sensuality and Relationship as Feminist Values. P. Cooey, S. Farmer, and M.E. Ross, eds. Pp. 171-189, San Francisco: Harper & Row (1987).

Selected Exhibits

The Lettered Life of a Mountain Maidu Woman: An Archival Portrait of Marie Mason Potts, Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Roseville, California, March 21- May 9, 2015.

Mapping Heritage, Shooting our Imaginations: Early Works by Frank L. Day (with Valerie Garcia), University Union Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, September 30 - October 24, 2013.

Object Lessons: The Basket Collections of Joel Sheldon Cotton and Anthony G. Zallio (with Holly Lamb), University Library Gallery Annex, California State University, Sacramento, September 2011.

American Indian Histories: Art, Object, Text, Anthropology Museum, California State University, Sacramento, Spring, 2009.

Marie Potts: Educator, Author, and Activist, Anthropology Museum, California State University, Sacramento, October 2001.

Art in the Life of the Native American, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas, 1986-1992.

Selected Conference Papers

California Indian Writer, Editor and Activist: The Lettered Life of Marie Mason Potts, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Triennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2015.

Fieldwork in the Archives: Toward an Ethnographic Portrait of Political Subjectivities: Southwestern Anthropological Association, San Jose, April 2012.

Marie Potts: Writing and Remembering a Mountain Maidu Life, California Indian Conference, University of California, Irvine, October 2010.

California Indian Land Claims Activism and Urban Landless Indians in North Central California, Southwestern Anthropological Association, University of Nevada-Reno, April 2010.

The Indian Claims Commission and Pan-Indian Activism in Northern California:  The Federated Indians of California, American Society for Ethnohistory, UC-Riverside, November, 2003.

Conversations with the Third Generation: Fieldwork and the Work of Cultural Production Among the Descendants of California Indian Consultants and Cultural Elites, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, 2002.

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Last updated: 04/14/2017